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The past two years have been unsettling to say the least. Now that travel restrictions have been lifted, the Normandy Tourist Board has decided to pay our closest neighbours a visit and will be touring south-east and east of England from 29 April to 2 May to bring a taste of Normandy to four towns and cities which share strong historical links with us!

Roll up for the Normandy Food Tour!

A friendly invasion of the foodie kind will be working its way across south-east and east of England this Early May Bank Holiday. The Normandy Food Tour will see the best food, drink and music from one of France’s most delicious destinations travel through Hastings, Windsor, Norwich and Canterbury. Landing on the seafront at Hastings on 29th April; Alexandra Gardens, Windsoron 30th April; Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich on 1st May and Dane John Gardens in Canterbury on 2nd May, the tour will be a celebration of the towns’ shared historic significance with Normandy along with an occasion to enjoy the region’s food and drink with live music and family-fun activities.

Normandy Food Tour 2022

A true taste of Normandy

A demo stage, hosted by BBC host Nigel Barden, will see a schedule of fabulous Normandy chefs, cook up traditional and innovative cuisine including ‘Escalope à la Normande’, Teurgoule rice pudding along with the universally loved brioche. Totally-free-to-attend Masterclasses will be held throughout the day sampling some of Normandy’s best exports. Sign yourself up for a cider tasting and experience a journey from the traditional methods through to styles defining the future. Fancy something sweet? Bring the whole family for a Normandy Sweet Treats Tasting, tucking into Cara-Meuh, La Maison Du Biscuit cakes, Jeannette Madeleines, Caramel De Pommes Dieppois and more. More of a cheese friend? We’ve got you covered with a cheese tasting ticking off the classics like Camembert, Neufchatel and Isigny Mimolette. Or why not get into the Bank Holiday spirit and chance a calvados flight tasting Dupont and Busnel apple brandies.

Norman Camembert with apples and cider
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Still hungry for more? Normandy food trucks will be serving up tasty sweet and savoury dishes for hungry punters. Normandy Truck 76 marries the finest Normandy beef with creamy camembert and Neufchâtel cheese served up in a soft bun. Le Fish Truck will be serving up shucking fresh seafood in Hastings and Windsor and then the finest French poultry in Norwich and Canterbury. And who can resist dessert, especially when it’s Caravanille preparing delicious fresh brioches topped with Normandy delicacies. So, save the date, tell your friends, invite your family and pop by to the Normandy Food Tour 2022. We’d love to see you!

Apple pie and cream
© David Parry

The Normandy Food Tour will visit:

– The Stade, Hastings, April 29th from midday to 7pm

– Alexandra Gardens, Windsor, April 30th from midday to 7pm

– Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich, May 1st from midday to 7pm

– Dane John Gardens, Canterbury, May 2nd from midday to 6pm