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Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux festival to celebrate the city’s famous hospitality culture 

The countdown to Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux has begun. From Thursday, June 2nd to Sunday, June 5th, the city will enjoy the most delightful weekend of the year.

Over 50 independent restaurants, bars, food-halls, cafes, and coffee shops are joining in for the most delicious weekend of the year as the festival reveals its final plans, including Good Tasting Music and the Producer’s Market.

The festival, which takes place during the four-day Jubilee weekend, is a colourful celebration of the city’s famous hospitality culture. 

The festival will bring together Liverpool’s thriving food and drink culture with Bordeaux, which has over 6000 vineyards producing a diverse range of red, white, sparkling, and rosé wines. During Taste Liverpool, you’ll be able to sample some of these. Bordeaux can be sampled at the Town Hall and the Martins Bank Building, among other places.

Over 50 participating restaurants, food halls, cafes, bars and more

As a port city, countless flavours, ingredients and recipes have docked over the decades and helped shape the regional food and drink scene. One of the festival’s key elements is telling this wonderfully diverse story of Liverpool, a globe-trotting smorgasbord of styles, innovations and inspirations sourced from across the planet. During Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux, 6 specially curated menu themes are available at over 50 restaurants, bars, food-halls, cafes and coffee shops taking part. The menus are:

  • Menu Extraordinaire – Tasting Menu 
  • Connoisseur Concessions – 3 Course Set Menu 
  • Foodies Paradis – Street Food 
  • Bordeaux Connection – Drinks Only 
  • Patisserie Delight – Pastries 
  • Barista Flair – Hot & Cold Brews

Further info on all participants can be found here.

Bordeaux Wine Experience at the Town Hall

Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux festival to celebrate the city’s famous hospitality culture

Tickets for the Bordeaux Wine Experience are now on sale, taking place at the palatial Town Hall. French flair meets Scouse style with a touch of theatre for all to enjoy, blending the classic appeal of the breath-taking building with modern flourishes including a string quartet and a curated soundtrack. Each ticket includes six tasting glasses of Bordeaux wine; a complimentary Bordeaux wine glass; entrance to wine masterclasses throughout the day; the opportunity to talk to the world’s finest wine producers. There is also a VR space to experience being in a Bordeaux vineyard whilst still being in Liverpool. 

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Free Chef Demos at The Bombed Out Church

Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux festival to celebrate the city’s famous hospitality culture 

From Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th June, the iconic Bombed Out Church in the heart of the city will host 4 free cookery demonstrations per day. Guests are a mix of household names and local stars including Simon Rimmer (Sunday Brunch), Elizabeth Acker (GBBO), Gabriella Margiotta (Gabriella’s Kitchen), Paul Askew (The Art School), Steven Doherty (Le Gavroche), Niall Burgum (Lu Ban), Ellis Barrie (Lerpwl), Sarah Mountain (Creative Chocoart & Snackmasters), Lucy Antal (The Alchemic Kitchen) and Jerome (Scouse Ghetto Gourmet) Guests will be offered the opportunity to sample Bordeaux wine at each class. 

Melodic Distraction are cooking up music each day in the Kitchen Disco, with radio show hosts Tonia, Raimondo, Laura Weaver, Claire Umney, Yvonne and Olive DJing over the long weekend to get everyone dancing.

All the free demos are on a first come, first served basis at The Bombed Out Church – please arrive early. 

Bordeaux Bar A Vin at Martins Bank Building

During Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux, the beautiful Grade II listed Martins Bank Building hosts several key events with food from The Art School and an abundance of Bordeaux wine at the Bordeaux Bar A Vin. Anyone with a Bordeaux Wine Experience pass can enter Martins Bank during the festival.

A brasserie menu will run 1pm – 7pm on Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Sunday 5th June. On Thursday 2ndJune, the Blessing Of The Grape starts at 9am – the Bordeaux Intronisation Ceremony – and culminates in a unique brunch from 10am with dignitaries and guests from the Bordeaux Wine Council and the City of Liverpool. Then on Saturday 4th June, a lunch service celebrates the Jubilee with the Liverpool Commonwealth Association and the Lord Lieutenant toasting the Queen on her 70th anniversary. And during Saturday evening, a sumptuous dinner includes the opportunity to taste a selection of wines demonstrating the diversity of the Bordeaux region’s various colours, appellations and vintages.

Producers’ Market – by Good Market in Derby Square

The Producer’s Market in Derby Square is being brough to Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux by Good Market. Across all four days of the festival, some of the region’s leading independent artisans and creatives will offer a range of wares, from food and drink to arts and craft and jewellery in the beautiful city-centre location, directly opposite Castle Street.

Good Tasting Music

Each day of the festival, 30-min sets from a range of local acoustic artist will play from midday to 6pm on Castle St by the Nat West Bank, Hope Street between Caledonia Street and Upper Hope Street and Bold Street by Roscoe Place. A wonderful of mix of music across many genres will filter through the air in these areas and have everyone in the streets dancing under the sun, including a performance from Seafoam Green.

For all festival info and updates, please visit www.visitliverpool.com/tasteliverpool

READ MORE: New food and drink festival ‘Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux’ heads to Liverpool this June

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