Fans of top quality food and beverages may wish to plan a summer visit to Jersey this year, as the destination has announced its second annual food festival.
Running from the 16 to 27 May, the Jersey Food Festival celebrates the island’s various speciality foods, including the Jersey Royal Potato, local shellfish and dairy produce. The festival promises to offer something for every palate, from fans of the finest gourmet foods to those interested in the region’s renowned local produce. Jersey Tourism said the event boasted “a delicious range of tasty treats and experiences, from fine dining and Michelin-starred restaurants to the world’s finest potatoes fresh from the soil,” adding that “a visit to the island is a culinary experience in itself.”
The festival will include highlights such as oyster walks along the shore at low tide, tours of local producers such as the Liberation Ale brewery and La Mare vineyard, and demonstrations of charcuterie-making for visitors to try. The festival will also give guests the chance to dig for clams and razorfish, as well as meet some of the Michelin-starred chefs resident on the island.
The festival will culminate in a food fair in the island’s capital Saint Helier, as well as the final judging of the annual Jersey Royal Potato Competition, taking place on the final weekend of the festival.
Jersey is situated just off the northern coast of France, and although it is a British Crown Dependency, it has an identity entirely separate from both the UK and Europe. However, the island is free to trade as part of Europe thanks to special privileges.
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