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Issue:- 19 May 2009 / 20 May 2009

Southport's annual Food & Drink Festival Goes Down Well!
Report Crage Boom.   Pictures on this page by Crage Boom.

THE Southport's annual Food and Drink festival kicked off at 7.30 on the evening of Wednesday, 13 May 2009, to start the ball rolling and was well attended as expected. The ladies (all of whom are students studying on their foundation degree course) who were strutting their stuff and creations on the catwalk the next day say at the Southport College's Design and Fashion Show outside the Arts Centre, were also mingling with the crowd to add a hint of glamour and elegance to the evening.

The Pimms tent was the first port of call for many (well it was the 1st stand - honest), and it's popularity showed as it ran dry well before any other stall started running low on victuals. Many of Southport's top names were present showing off their ranges, of particular note were the Cloisters restaurant (Scarisbrick) who had set up a carvery (they brought 3 huge joints of roast beef with them that lasted a mere 40 minutes due to the quality) and the Latin Lounge whose Chilli, cocktails and chilled savoury nibbles seemed to be the talk of many. At about 9.30pm everybody was homeward bound well sated and feeling full of the joys of Southport's finest.

The quality of the food presented really showed the diversity and excellence that Southport has to offer any diner, whether resident or visitor with ranges available from contemporary and classics, to spicy and wild to sedate and modest, Southport truly is a venue to suit all.

The rest of the week went very well and brought lots of people into Southport. We will let the photos taken by me and the editor Patrick tell you the rest of the story.

Bon Apettit.

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