I’m almost afraid to publish this little preview of what the culinary delights of York have in store for any foodie who is thinking about making their way to this history-rich city, quite simply because all the options (and more) might have you feeling like a kid in a candy store! I mean the fact that there are food and drinks festivals should say a lot about York’s culinary scene, so the only thing left for you is to head on down and get a true taste of it yourself.
York has firmly established itself as the county’s foodie capital, with a table under the spires of northern Europe’s largest gothic cathedral making for the venue for just one of the many unique dining experiences to immerse oneself in. Contemporary culinary evolution meets traditional favourites to create an extensive mix of gastronomic choices that will leave even the fussiest of foodies extensively satisfied, if not a bit disappointed that they just didn’t have the time to try everything out.
Literally everything is on offer and you really don’t have to look hard at all to find what you’re specifically looking for. However, you are encouraged to try out some of the local dishes, many of which will undoubtedly be familiar to you, except they have that good old Yorkie-spin to them. So the good old Sunday roast will perhaps come with trimmings prepared and served York-style, which can be found at one of the many gastro pubs in the city.
York boasts a number of award winning restaurants as well, with some signature chef dishes that will have you associating a specific, unique taste to your visit to York once you roll out of town again. This is where you’d go for your healthy portions of modern British cuisine.
Restaurants, cafes, food courts at malls and resident hotel restaurants aren’t the only places where the culinary tastes and delights of York can be sampled. In fact, one can say that the York Food and Drink Festival is where the true taste of York comes to the fore, quite simply because it is during this annual event when the singular focus of the people in this history-rich town is on food – how it tastes, how it’s prepared, where it comes from and how it’s to be served and enjoyed.
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It is after all the biggest of the UK’s food festivals and it’s still going strong after celebrating its 20th year, last year in 2016. While you’re getting up-close and personal with the whole of Yorkshire’s finest chefs, cooks, recipes and even producers, you can take advantage of this chance to sample as much as you can.
The children can get involved as well with the kids’ hands-on cooking classes, while the drinks element comes into to play for adults to enjoy through wine tastings and a swig of some beverages from all over the world, even though the main focus is on those which are sourced locally and from some of the immediate surrounding areas.