Looe Festival by the Sea – Grazing on the Quay

Looe Festival by the Sea – Grazing on the Quay 9th/10th July

Daily food tastings at Looe Festival by the Sea

The ever popular ‘grazing on the quay’ will take place on 9th & 10th July as part of the Looe Festival by the Sea with daily tasting from 11am.

Visitor and locals alike can sample the best of local food and drink in stalls set up along the harbour side of the historic fishing port of Looe

You will be able to savour the flavour of Spicy Fish Tacos from Nick Barclay at Blue Plate, Downderry, tickle the taste buds with Barclay House’s Fowey river mussels or flatter the palate with The Old Sail Lofts famous festival fishcakes!

Sample Looe’s catch of the day with Spicy Crab Balls from Nippers Shellfish and a fish barbeque from Pengellys Fishmongers.

The tasting is organised by the Taste SE Cornwall group in conjunction with the RNLI who are co-ordinating the overall event to coincide with the naming ceremony for the new D class lifeboat the Ollie Naismith at 11am on Saturday. Other highlights over the weekend include the Great Cornish Raft Race on Sunday at 1.30pm starting from the seafront organised by Looe Boats Owners Association, the historic Ryder Lifeboat, an air sea rescue, music and choir concerts by Looe Valley Singer and Keltique.

On the beach will be RNLI lifeguards and Whitsand Bay Surf Lifesaving who are undertaking a sponsored paddle from the Rame to Looe beach. Other exhibitions include RSPB, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, West Looe Crafters and The Monkey Sanctuary.

Just some of the local award winning restaurants and suppliers taking part in the grazing include;

The Old Sail Loft Restaurant – Festival Fishcakes

Barclay House Hotel & Trawlers – Fowey river mussels in Cornish Orchards cider and wholegrain mustard

Simply Fish, fish merchants – fish goujons & paella

Blue Plate Downderry – Spicy fish tacos

Nippers Shellfish – Looe Spicy crab balls

Pengellys Fishmongers – Fish BBQ

Treleavens Award winning ice cream

Squid Ink & Tasty Corner, West Looe

Taste South East Cornwall promote a range of year round foodie events www.taste-southeastcornwall.co.uk www.looefestivalbythesea.org

Press enquiries Edwina Hannaford 07717203725 edwinahannaford@btconnect.com

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