The Assembly House launches a new Food Festival

Always keen to bring something new and exciting to our country’s gastronomic scene, Richard Hughes, patron of Norfolk Food & Drink and chef patron of the Assembly House in Norwich, has just launched the very first Assembly House Food Festival!

Bringing a new flavour to autumn in the city, the festival will run through September, October and November and will offer a varied line-up of foodie events, with something to suit everyone.

The festival begins with a return of the much-loved and missed Noverre Cinema, which will be popping up for one night only with a special screening of delicious romance Chocolat (complete with a chocolat-inspired afternoon tea) and will end with celebrated restaurant critic Jay Rayner bringing his one-man show The Ten (Food) Commandments to Norwich.

There’s the School of Chocolate, a guided journey through the flavours of everyone’s favourite sweet treat hosted by UK Chocolate Ambassador Gary Hunter, followed by a chocolate dinner. Norwich boy Karl Goward – head chef of Shepherds of Westminster – will be coming home to cook a very special dinner and BBC Radio Norfolk’s David Clayton will present a Parade of Puddings, which will enchant anyone with a sweet tooth.

For those looking to polish up their food blog or who would love to make a living from writing about food, there is a master class in food writing from Andy Lynes, columnist for The Telegraph, The Independent and Olive Magazine and food and drink editor for Metro – which is suitable for scribes of all ages and abilities.

And if you’re a fan of fur and feather, there’s a treat in store as acclaimed game expert José Souto presents a Sunday morning demonstration followed by a lunch inspired by his work.

Still not tempted? Then how about the launch party of The Richard Hughes Cookery School’s new cookery programme for 2019 – or Richard’s now legendary Assembly House Food Quiz?

The full schedule can be found on the Assembly House’s website:

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