The Lakes Chilli Fest – Levens Hall 14/15 August 2010

by Hot Juan on December 6, 2009 · 0 comments

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The Lakes Chilli Fest - Levens Hall

The Lakes Chilli Fest - Levens Hall

The third Lakes Chilli Fest will be held on the 14th and 15th of August 2010 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Set against the spectacular backdrop of Elizabethan Levens Hall, visitors to the Chilli Fest can also explore the world famous gardens where the summer bedding and herbaceous borders will be at their best.

The Chilli Fest provides entertainment for all the family. Over forty stalls, some of which are new this year, will offer chilli-related goods such as jams, jellies, chocolate and sweets, ice-cream, sauces, seeds, plants, chutneys, clothing, breads, oils, cordials etc. Visitors will be able to sample foods from Mexico, Thailand, India, Morocco and Germany as well as many renowned products from Cumbria, many of whom are going ‘hot’ for the occasion.

Lively Cookery Demonstrations

Lively Cookery Demonstrations

Live music will be provided on both days by the Milnthorpe Steel Band and entertainment by street entertainer Maynard Flip Flap, Salsa North West (join in and learn to salsa!) and Janet Allen the face painter. There will be a chilli trail in the garden and other games for children run by the gardening team together with all the other attractions that the Levens gardens offer such as the children’s adventure playground, the willow labyrinth and ‘have a go’ croquet.

Lively cookery demonstrations will be given by Nick Martin, Prett Tejura of Curry Cuisine , John & Soy Rigg of The Northern School of Asian and Oriental Cooking and Ricardo Rodriguez. There will also be informative talks by Chris Crowder the Head Gardner at Levens Hall and Margaret Robinson of Robinsons Seeds and Plants of Forton, Chelsea Gold winners.

This year our reporter Darth Naga will be reporting from the show with his video camera, os if you see him, please introduce yourselves.

You can also book your tickets on-line click here

The latest list of stalls includes :-

  • Ambalama Spices – Whole & ground spices, recipe packs and seasoning.
  • Brian Kelly – Hand made fudge, truffles, toffee
  • Bread Tree Co Uk – Finest Italian chilli products, spices, oils etc.
  • Caffeine Rush – Katy and David Waddington – Fresh coffee, tea, hot chocolate etc.
  • Cambridge Chilli Farm (Tim Murphy) – Chilli Sauces, jellies and relish from chllies grown on farm
  • Cha Cha Chilli – Bottled chilli sauce from Australia
  • Chilli Pepper Company – Gerald Fowler – Chilli seeds, sauces, chutneys and chilli medicinal products
  • Completely Chilli – Chilli Plants, Chilli Sauces, jellies and chutney from chillies grown on farm.
  • Cumbrian Maid – Frozen yogurt and yogurt smoothies
  • Cumbrian Salami Company – Cumbrian Salami including Fire cracker cumbrian chorizo, gluten free sausage
  • Curry Cuisine – Indian pickles, spice mixes, chutneys, spice packs
  • Daleside Brewery – Handcrafted real ale including the Levens Morocco Ale
  • David’s Chilli Oil – Medium and hot chilli oil
  • Deer’n’Dexter – Premium meats from Red Deer and Dexter Cattle
  • Dry River Chillies – Ornamental and crop chilli plants
  • English Lakes Ice Cream – Locally made ice cream
  • Falacfelicious – Vegetarian falafels served in a pitta
  • Fire Foods – Home made chilli sauces and chutneys
  • Friendly Food & Drink – Delicious hand-made preserves, chutneys, sauces & special smoothies
  • Gift of Oil – Phil Bianchi – Delicious Single Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oils & Vinegars
  • Spicy Monkey – Ian Nixon – Home made curry pastes, curry powders, spice mixes
  • Holly and the Ivy Co – Producer of specialised preserves
  • R. S. Ireland – Real Lancashire Black Pudding
  • Jethro’s Marinades – Chilli Sauces, ginger sauces, marinades and dressings
  • Kayes Tearoom & Bakery – Range of artisan cakes, slices and cheese and chilli slices
  • Kendal Cordials – Hand made high quality cordials, soft drinks and ginger & chilli cordial
  • Lakeland Picnic – Locally produced ready to eat burgers and sausages
  • Los Chileros – Chilli Pepper Products
  • Love Unlimited – Hand made and painted ceramic kitchen and tableware
  • Love Chillies (Stephen Wood) – Home Made jams, dips, sauces, chilli clothing and gifts related to chillies
  • Made from Marble – Hand crafted marble products including kitchen items
  • Mango Rays – Chilli, Chicken korma, vegetarian curries, chilli smoothies
  • More Wurst – German BBQ, Giant Wurst
  • Moussa – Olives, Garlic, Nuts, Baklava, Feta Cheese
  • Mr. Vikkis – Indian fusion pickles
  • Mrs. Kirkhams Lancashire Cheese – Unpasteurised Lancashire Cheese from own produced milk
  • More – Patrick Moore – Artisan breads, desserts, cakes and pastries
  • Northern School of Asian & Oriental Cooking – Asian & Oriental meals to take away and eat at home
  • Parkers Preserves – Home Made Gluten & Wheat Free Chutneys and pickles
  • Peperoncino – Italian style gourmet chilli foods from seed to plate
  • Port of Lancaster Smokehouse – Traditional smokers of fine food, smoked meat, fish, cheese, game & poultry
  • The Pudding Compartment – Award winning puddings and muffins
  • Ricardo Rodriguez – Cumberland Sausages, lamb and burgers from own small holding
  • Rico Picante – Authentic Peruvan Chilli Sauces
  • W. Robinson & Sons (Seeds & Plants Ltd) – Vegetables and Chilli Plants – Chelsea Winners!!
  • Savin Hill – Traditional breed meats, sausages, pies, bacons with chilli twist
  • Scorchio – Hot sauces
  • Sillfield Farm Products Ltd – Chilli bacon, sausages, pies – all own products
  • Starlys Spice Co. – Spice blends to create different Indian curries
  • Stratta – Award winning fruit & flower vinegars, oils, dressings, preserved fruits
  • Terra Rossa – Exquisite Jordanian and Moroccan oils, harissa, herb mixes etc.
  • Wine for Spice (Hyde Park Wines Limited) – Cool refreshing sparkling wine to drink with curries & spicy food

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