Last weekend we went to the Liverpool food & drink festival and sampled some of the best food in the North-West. Lots of my favourite scouse food shops & restaurants were there, including Lunya, The Ship & Mitre, Raggas, The Chocolate Cellar and The Monro. We also sampled some new food from Chilli Banana, a thai restaurant on Lark Lane. We watched Aiden Byrne doing a butchery demonstration & drank cocktails from Santa Chupitos (Jamaican Me Stormy is my favourite: rum, ginger beer & fresh lime juice mmm.) Sadly we couldn't stay much longer as we had joiners in fitting our kitchen, so we took them back some takeaway fish & chips from the James Monro and then marveled at our new kitchen. The festival was really good for £4. I know some people complained about having to pay because other years it has been free, but as someone who has visited the Good Food Show (or Masterchef Live as it is now called) two years in a row, Liverpool Food & Drink festival was definitely value for money.