Dartmouth’s annual celebration of the best in food was a rip-roaring success in October as it celebrated its tenth year.
The festival saw celebrity chefs pour into the town, along with lesser known but just as talented chefs, producers and utensil manufacturers.
Tom Parker Bowles, Camilla’s son, along with Matthew Fort, food writer for the Guardian, Dartmouth favourite Mitch Tonks, Dartmouth’s newest celebrity son Monty Halls, Alex McKay, Hardeep Singh Koli, Mark Hix, Darren Winn and many others wowed the crowds at the festival which enjoyed mainly fine, bright weather over the weekend of October 24-28.
The festival attracted thousands to Dartmouth and its demonstration tents, stalls and tasting areas in the Royal Avenue Gardens, on the Embankment and in the Old Market did a roaring trade all week.
For the first time the Children’s Day was organised by Dartmouth Academy – using its educational expertise to provide an exciting series of learning experiences for more than 250 local children on the Thursday – ably supported by a bevvy of individuals and businesses giving up their time. •
First Published December 2012 By The Dart