This weekend was the Liverpool food & drink festival in Sefton Park and myself & Scott went down on the Sunday to check it out. It was even better than last year! First stop was the churros stall, yum. Only downside to them was that the chocolate was a bit on the stingy side.
After the churros and chocolate, we were in need of something savoury to balance the sugar out so we stopped at the Bistro Qui stand and got a portion of beef bourginion with potato dauphinoise and some frogs legs. It was the first time we'd both tried frogs legs (I've had snails before but never frogs legs) and they are like a weird cross between chicken and fish. It wasn't horrible, but I think I enjoyed the beef more.
And one of the highlights of the food festival was the Merseyside Bakeoff! Paul Hollywood was hosting and judging! I am such a big fan of the Great British Bake Off, I felt a bit star struck. He was very funny too, I would like to see him host his own show about baking where he is less serious and bad cop (Mary Berry being the good cop).
After watching the bake off, I was craving some cake so we headed over to the coffee bar area where there were quite a few of Liverpool's independent coffee shops and I picked up a flat white from Cosy Bean Coffee and an oreo cupcake. It was deeeeelicious.
Then we had a mooch around the marketplace area and bought a few bits to take home, including some pizza dough, local vegetables, coffee syrup and cheese. We stupidly didn't buy any chocolate to bring home though which I am regretting already. You can't beat the chocolate cellar's hot chocolate sticks or chocolate bars.
So, all in all it was a fantastic day. I'm really looking forward to the Lantern Parade on halloween now that is also in Sefton Park. (I've heard from the organisers that it will be on either the 27th or 28th October for 2012, exciting!). Then, before we know it, it'll be *whispers* Christmas.