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Top Food at the Farm and Retail Conference

by Claire Martinsen on Sat 19th Oct 2013 15:53

I work in the Food and Drink sector, though I’m ashamed to say that the food and drink offering at most of the events/conferences isn’t as well thought through  as it ought to be.  I remember going to an event in Ipswich a year ago which as all about local tourism and being served up Muller Yogurts and various deep fried canapes – whoops!  There’s so much great food in the region, that  a simple spread of bread/cheese/hams would be  just great.

But the nosh at the East of England Farm and Retail conference was AMAZING…..totally thought through and delicious.

Lunch on the first day at Lathcoats Farmshop was a hearty soup and then some Apple Cake made with apples from the orchard.

The evening banquet on Day 1 was out of this world…..a magnificent meal laid on by the kitchen of LaHogue and which was carved at the table.  The meat was local and had been supplied by Suffolk Meat Traders of Bury St Edmunds – completely outstanding [and as wonderfully pink as I love it].

The next day was a buffet lunch at the British Racing School……..how amazing were these desserts? [the mini-pannacotta’s were just the cutest things ever]

As I said in my previous blog post it was a superb conference, with every element so well thought through…and that included the food element.  Well and truly a spread worthy of a meeting of Food companies in the East of England. Hoorah!

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