13 July 2014

Dorset Seafood Festival 2014

Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival, paella
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival, mango seafood stir fry
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival, oysters
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival
Dorset Seafood Festival, food blog, lifestyle blog, food festival, havaianas
what i'm wearing: Cleo Swim by Panache Carmen swimsuit* // h&m linen shirt // Urban Outfitters shorts // colour block clutch Just Fab* // Havaianas flip flops // Topshop chain necklace (current sale) // River Island toe rings

Since visiting the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival last year, it's safe to say the trip has become a summer tradition. Being a big lover of seafood, it's this kind of fresh local produce that gets me really excited to visit the festival which is held in Weymouth annually. I absolutely love Weymouth for it's beach and relaxed atmosphere, and of course this Seafood Festival which is hosts every year!

The festival lasts for two days - Saturday and Sunday - and although it is easier for the Southerners of England to get to it, I'd recommend this time next year take a break even if you're based in the North because it will be worth your while. For anyone travelling around the South - get ready for traffic jams. We got stuck in three jams in total, adding an hour onto the journey - but once you're there you can relax and enjoy yourself with some mega fresh seafood and delicious drinks which include ciders, wines and of course champagne!

I have to say the highlight of the festival for me is always the oysters - they're so delicious and although you can get really nice oysters in good restaurants, nothing beats an oyster which has just come from the water. So fresh and tasty with a little bit of lemon juice and tabasco sauce!
I also really enjoyed the sea bass tortilla wrap - I've always limited myself to just chic hen fajitas, but now I am going to experiment putting white fish or prawns in it because who knew the combination of sea bass, jalapeƱos and salsa was so delicious?! It was also the first time I tried whelks - oh hell yums! I had the deep fried whelks with tabasco which were just to die for, and fresh whelks in a salsa mix. If you haven't had them before and like things like squid and snails, then you've gotta give these guys a go!

Besides food which you eat at the festival, there are always several stalls where you can buy gifts and goodies to take home with you - from cheeses, to sweets, oils, specialised cutlery and even clothes! There's something for everyone there - unless of course you cannot handle seafood, in which case this really isn't the food festival for you.

I'm already looking forward to next years festival and this time I probably will even make a little weekend break and stay in Weymouth over night to enjoy not only the glorious seafood at the festival, but also the sandy beach and a few evening cocktails!



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