Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Childerley Hall Siesta Fiesta Food Festival.


Last weekend a group of friends and I made the journey up to Cambridge for a food festival. Our friend Caspar is one of the co-founder's of the Siesta Fiesta food festival at Childerley Hall. It's an annual event that was launched last year, so this year a few of us went up to support him and the others. Naturally we're a little biased, but it was a really fun afternoon with some really delicious food!

Childerley Hall Siesta Fiesta Food Festival Fired Up Pizza


We started with food and drink in the gardens before going on a tour of the grounds of the house. Oli, Caspar, and I all opted for pizza (Oli bought three pizzas for himself...Caspar and I just had one each), while Lotte went for a burger. The burger looked insanely good, but the pizzas were definitely the right choice. I had pepperoni with peppers and rocket, and the base was just perfect; really thin and crispy and freshly made in the pizza oven right in front of us.

Childerley Hall Siesta Fiesta Food Festival Fired Up Pizza

Childerley Hall Siesta Fiesta Food Festival burger truck


Childerley Hall Siesta Fiesta Food Festival

Childerley Hall Siesta Fiesta Food Festival burger



As we were all driving we had the 'virgin' cocktail, which was a very fruity concoction that was perfect for washing down all the food!

Childerley Hall Siesta Fiesta Food Festival cocktails

Childerley Hall Siesta Fiesta Food Festival cocktail

We then went on a tour around the gorgeous grounds. The gardens are just beautiful, I adored the wildflowers and how they weren't perfectly manicured lawns but full of long grasses and pretty flowers. It was like a secret garden, with hidden nooks and corners for playing hide and seek, and a lake with a little island in the middle (we all crossed the bridge and found that the five of us had to squish on together...it's quite little).

Childerley Hall Food Festival

Childerley Hall Cambridgeshire
Childerley Hall gardens cambridgeshire

Childerley Hall gardens cambridge

There was also a chapel were a wine tasting masterclass was going on, and out the front of the main house was a stunning 1972 Ferrari Dino!

Childerley Hall Food Festival Cambridge


Ferrari Dino Childerley Hall Food Festival Cambridge


Ferrari Dino at Childerley Hall Food Festival Cambridge

It was getting quite chilly at this point as sadly the sun had disappeared, so we decided it was time for dessert. I was a bit of a greedy pig and had Churros with banoffee sauce and two Green Apple & Gin sorbets. I mean, sorbet is healthy right? So really it doesn't even count?

Childerley Hall Food Festival Cambridge Churros

Childerley Hall Food Festival Cambridge Jacks Gelato

Childerley Hall Food Festival Jacks Gelato Apple and Gin Sorbet

The Green Apple & Gin sorbet was probably the best sorbet I've ever had. It was just delicious! After a short tour around the farm and a visit to the calves, I decided to head home. It was a chilly Sunday evening and I had work the next day, and was very tired from a busy week, so I left the others to enjoy the after-party without a repeat of that time Caspar had to look after me when drunk *ahem*.

Childerley Hall Siesta Fiesta Food Festival Cambridge

Childerley Hall Siesta Fiesta Food Festival Cambridge

Childerley Hall Siesta Fiesta Food Festival Cambridge


Childerley Hall Siesta Fiesta Food Festival Cambridge




We all had a really lovely afternoon, and I can't recommend Childerley Hall's Siesta Fiesta enough if you want a country food festival set amongst a beautiful backdrop with excellent local food and drink! They even had a Cuban band playing! It was such a lovely change from the generic London food festivals with the same old street food vendors. We will definitely be back next year!

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  1. The green apple and gin sounds amazing! And churros with banoffee sauce makes me want to cry, I want that so much!
    Cx
    charliedistracted.com

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    1. It was all SO delicious! I couldn't get enough of that sorbet!

      C x

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  2. Hey there! Just stumbled across your Your photos are beautiful - that pizza looks divine!

    Sx
    reindeerandbear.com

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  3. I love food festivals - am off the Foodies Festival in Syon Park this weekend - can't wait!!

    Rosie xx

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    1. Ah have an awesome time, can't wait to read the blog post about it!!

      C x

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  4. Omg! The food looks amazing! xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  5. I LOVE food festivals and this one looks very cute :) Pizza looks cracking and churros aren't exactly a bad shout ;) and, yes, gin sorbet is healthy! haha. Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    www.andreaspassions.com

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    1. It was so lovely, it was nice to get out of the city and experience a food festival in the countryside! :)

      C x

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  6. Scrumptious (and sorbet totally doesn't count...)

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    1. Haha yeh, I figured it didn't ;)

      C x

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  7. What a beautiful venue and I love Dino Ferraris, designed by Enzo's son. So did you play hide and seek?

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. Yes, I love them too, they're so gorgeous! Haha, I wish, sadly no one else wanted to :(

      C x

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  8. That pizza looks absolutely to die for!

    angelina-is.blogspot.com

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  9. Sounds like a great Sunday despite the sun leaving! I've never been to a food festival but I REALLY want to like so bad! I'm a very picky eater but I think that would be something that my dad and I would enjoy! He'll eat anything honestly, I'm pretty he'll be willing to try anything at least once in his life. Lol

    Btw, my mom LOVES cows and I have to remember to show her that last picture she'll think its the cutest thing, too bad they're not in water though. There's a inside story about that I don't want to bore you with as a comment! :D

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    1. It was brilliant, despite the shoddy weather. You should go to one, they're super fun and you get the excuse to eat lots of food ;)

      Omg, defo show your mum that photo! The calves were so cute!

      C x

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