saturday - full timetable...
|Sat 28th||11am/2.30pm||Paul Rankin & Peter Sidwell - Paul Rankin, the first chef in Northern Ireland to gain a Michelin star is heading to Cumbria. Rankin will do a 45 minute demonstration which will then be immediately followed by a 30 minute demo from Cumbrian TV chef Peter Sidwell, who has been filming a second series of Britain's Best Bakery along with his commitments at the Peter Sidwell @ Rheged cafe.||Christ Church, Sullart St||£15 Chefs table, £11 regular or balcony seat|
|Sat 28th||12.30pm / 3.30pm / 6pm||Rogan’s Pop Up restaurant - Back by popular demand after last years sell out. Simon Rogan is bringing his stunning culinary style to the festival once again with a four course menu. The restaurant will be staffed by Lakes College students and will be situated in The Glass Showroom near Mitchell's auction.||The Glass Showroom, Nr Mitchell's Auction||£60 for the four course meal. Optional £20 extra for matched wine to accompany courses.|
|Sat 28th||12.45pm||Paul Rankin & Steven Doherty - Paul Rankin, the first chef in Northern Ireland to gain a Michelin star is heading to Cumbria. Rankin will do a 45 minute demonstration which will then be immediately followed by a 30 minute demo from Cumbrian TV chef Steven Doherty of the First Floor Cafe at Lakeland in Windermere.||Christ Church, Sullart St||£15 Chefs table, £11 regular or balcony seat|
|Sat 28th||12pm - 9pm||Beer Festival -The region is well known and well regarded for its brewing heritage and, at the last count, boasts more breweries than London. The Taste Cumbria Beer Festival, held in association with CAMRA and Jennings, will be held at the Jennings Brewery in Cockermouth. The festival will be staffed by Cumbrian CAMRA volunteers who will be on hand to offer expert advice recommendations as well as information about the brewing process and Cumbria's rich brewing history. There will be a selection of live entertainment.||Jennings Brewery Yard||£3 entry includes a branded glass (PAY ON THE DOOR)|
|Sat 28th||11am||Nick Lawler of Winderhall - Nick will take on the forgotten poachers classic - rabbit!||Riversmeet Building, off Market Place||£5|
|Sat 28th||10am||Carvetii Coffee - Coffee roasters Gareth Kemble and Angharad MacDonald, from Embleton Cockermouth will be demonstrating how they determine the differences in the characteristics of coffees by 'cupping' the coffees from bowls. A hands-on experience for anyone who wants to get involved.||Riversmeet Building, off Market Place||£5|
|Sat 28th||4pm||SEEFOOD and SEAFOOD - with Steven Doherty of the First Floor Cafe at Lakeland in Windermere. Drawing on his 30 years of cooking at the top, Steven will be giving a culinary masterclass featuring six dishes: three ways with scallops, cold and hot crab, and salmon cooked two ways in parcels. Featuring Lakeland's latest tools and gadgets.||Riversmeet Building, off Market Place||£5|
|Sat 28th||3pm||Paul Currie of Lakes Distillery -As well as taking the audience around the world of Whisky and explaining how whisky has spread around the globe Paul will introduce the distillery's new blended whisky, which will be launched at the festival. With tastings.||Riversmeet Building, off Market Place||£5|
|Sat 28th||7.30pm - 11pm||Whiskey, Gin & Soul - An evening of Soul music by the incredible Soul City Walkers, complimented by a demonstration and tasting reception with Paul Currie from The Lakes Distillery. The evening is kindly sponsored by Cumbrian Food Direct and brought to you by the festival organisers CN Events.||The Trout Marquee||£20|
|Sat 28th||2pm||Cheese Talk - Award winning cheesemakers Graham Kirkham of Mrs Kirkham's Lancashire Cheese and Martin Gott of Cartmel Cheeses will talk all things cheese.||Riversmeet Building, off Market Place||£5|
|Sat 28th||1pm||Philip Cranston of Cranstons- - MD of the Master Butchers and Cumbrian food champions demonstrates 'meaty ideas for entertaining'. Philip says: "People are always really keen to learn more about different cuts so I will be talking them through some simple techniques to prepare stunning joints, the audience will also have opportunity to ask me butchery questions."||Riversmeet Building, off Market Place||£5|
|Sat 28th||12pm||Simon Thomas - Award winning baker Simon Thomas of Staff and Life will be showcasing his delicious products from his bakery.||Riversmeet Building, off Market Place||£5|
buying your tickets
Tickets are now not available online, please go to the information point on Main St, Cockermouth (at the festival) to purchase tickets.
t: 01228 612231