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Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux this weekend

The countdown is now truly on for Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux and the most delicious weekend of the year from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June.

Taking place over the 4-day bank holiday Jubilee weekend, the festival is a vibrant celebration of the city’s famous hospitality culture. It begins a new chapter as a globally renown gastronomic destination which has even bigger plans for the coming years with its burgeoning partnership with the world’s most famous wine-producing region.

The festival is uniting Liverpool and its thriving food and drink scene with Bordeaux, which has over 6000 vineyards producing a sumptuous selection of red, white, sparkling and rosé wines. Some of these will be available to savour during Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux in a variety of locations, including the Town Hall and Martins Bank Building.

Over 50 participating restaurants, food halls, cafes, bars and more

As a port city, countless flavours, ingredients and recipes have docked over the decades and helped shape the regional food and drink scene. One of the festival’s key elements is telling this wonderfully diverse story of Liverpool, a globe-trotting smorgasbord of styles, innovations and inspirations sourced from across the planet. During Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux, 6 specially curated menu themes are available at over 50 restaurants, bars, food-halls, cafes and coffee shops taking part. The menus are:

  • Menu Extraordinaire – Tasting Menu
  • Connoisseur Concessions – 3 Course Set Menu
  • Foodies Paradis – Street Food
  • Bordeaux Connection – Drinks Only
  • Patisserie Delight – Pastries
  • Barista Flair – Hot & Cold Brews

Further info on all participants can be found here: 

Bordeaux Wine Experience at the Town Hall

Tickets for the Bordeaux Wine Experience are now on sale, taking place at the palatial Town Hall. French flair meets Scouse style with a touch of theatre for all to enjoy, blending the classic appeal of the breath-taking building with modern flourishes including a string quartet and a curated soundtrack. Each ticket includes six tasting glasses of Bordeaux wine; a complimentary Bordeaux wine glass; entrance to wine masterclasses throughout the day; the opportunity to talk to the world’s finest wine producers. There is also a VR space to experience being in a Bordeaux vineyard whilst still being in Liverpool.

Free Chef Demos at The Bombed Out Church

From Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th June, the iconic Bombed Out Church in the heart of the city will host 4 free cookery demonstrations per day. Guests are a mix of household names and local stars including Simon Rimmer (Sunday Brunch), Elizabeth Acker (GBBO), Gabriella Margiotta (Gabriella’s Kitchen), Paul Askew (The Art School), Steven Doherty (Le Gavroche), Niall Burgum (Lu Ban), Ellis Barrie (Lerpwl), Sarah Mountain (Creative Chocoart & Snackmasters), Lucy Antal (The Alchemic Kitchen) and Jerome (Scouse Ghetto Gourmet) Guests will be offered the opportunity to sample Bordeaux wine at each class.

Melodic Distraction are cooking up music each day in the Kitchen Disco, with radio show hosts Tonia, Raimondo, Laura Weaver, Claire Umney, Yvonne and Olive DJing over the long weekend to get everyone dancing.

All the free demos are on a first come, first served basis at The Bombed Out Church – please arrive early.

Bordeaux Bar A Vin at Martins Bank Building

During Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux, the beautiful Grade II listed Martins Bank Building hosts several key events with food from The Art School and an abundance of Bordeaux wine at the Bordeaux Bar A Vin. Anyone with a Bordeaux Wine Experience pass can enter Martins Bank during the festival.

A brasserie menu will run 1pm – 7pm on Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Sunday 5th June. On Thursday 2nd June, the Blessing Of The Grape starts at 9am – the Bordeaux Intronisation Ceremony – and culminates in a unique brunch from 10am with dignitaries and guests from the Bordeaux Wine Council and the City of Liverpool. Then on Saturday 4th June, a lunch service celebrates the Jubilee with the Liverpool Commonwealth Association and the Lord Lieutenant toasting the Queen on her 70th anniversary. And during Saturday evening, a sumptuous dinner includes the opportunity to taste a selection of wines demonstrating the diversity of the Bordeaux region’s various colours, appellations and vintages.

Producers’ Market – by Good Market in Derby Square

The Producer’s Market in Derby Square is being brough to Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux by Good Market. Across all four days of the festival, some of the region’s leading independent artisans and creatives will offer a range of wares, from food and drink to arts and craft and jewellery in the beautiful city-centre location, directly opposite Castle Street.

Good Tasting Music

Each day of the festival, 30-min sets from a range of local acoustic artist will play from midday to 6pm on Castle St by the Nat West Bank, Hope Street between Caledonia Street and Upper Hope Street and Bold Street by Roscoe Place. A wonderful of mix of music across many genres will filter through the air in these areas and have everyone in the streets dancing under the sun, including a performance from Seafoam Green.

Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux
Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June, across Liverpool

For all festival info, please go to:

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