Five day food and drink festival come to George Square

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THERE’S a foodie heaven coming to George Square Gardens next week.

This year’s Edinburgh Food Festival kicks off there on Wednesday, 25 July, with more than 20 top local food and drink producers in attendance over the five day event.

Festival-goers will be entertained will be a series of talks and demos taking place in the gardens’ Piccolo Tent.

Taking to the stage to talk all things food and drink will be a range of key industry figures; including Author and Whisky Consultant, Blair Bowman.

Canadian-British artist and filmmaker, Zev Robinson, will be screening two of his specially selected short films on Saturday 28 July; The Black Isle will offer a glimpse into local food production in the Scottish Highlands, and Fish in the Sea will help people learn more about sustainable fishing on the west coast of Scotland.

The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen will also be there to present Cocktails and Conversation - The Art of Mixology’, on Friday 27 July.

Edinburgh’s Miód Raw Honey Co. will also be unveiling a special glass beehive to offer people the chance to learn more about bees and honey.

Festival organisers have also teamed up with Poco Prosecco to stage the Capital’s first Prosecco Pong Contest, with a fresh take on the traditional ping pong ball drinking game played across the world.

Take the challenge on Wednesday 25 July.

Another highlight will see Edinburgh’s Miód Raw Honey Co unveil a special glass beehive to offer people the chance to learn more about bees and honey.

Managing director of the Festival says, “We’re really excited to be showcasing the biggest and best line-up of Scottish food and drink stallholders yet, including Edinburgh’s Ting Thai Caravan, which is new for 2018.

“It’s free for all. Bring friends and family and kick off the festival season in good taste.”

Free and non-ticketed, talk times further information at www.edfoodfest.com