Pop-up dining experience ahead of North Devon FOODfest

Annie McKenzie

Posted on: 29 September 2017

There’s a treat in store for North Devon foodies next month, as a chance to sample some world-class food is popping up, but get in quick – it’s for one night only!

Ahead of her appearance on stage at this year’s FOODfest, Annie McKenzie will be delivering a delicious, seasonal menu to diners at Block, one of Barnstaple’s newest food venues on Butchers Row.

Annie McKenzie appeared on the BBC’s MasterChef in 2016, making it all the way to the final stages of the competition. Since being on the show, Annie has launched a catering company and has hosted many successful pop-ups around the UK, most recently with Boatshed in Topsham and Johns of Instow and Appledore. In March 2017 she launched her 5* theatre and dining experience, ‘Scripts for Supper‘, whose new show The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is touring the South West this December.

Annie’s pop-up dining experience takes place on Saturday 21 October from 7.30pm to 10.30pm at Block on Butchers Row, Barnstaple. Tickets cost £35 and tables will be arranged in sixes and eights, so be prepared to share and be sociable! Tickets are available from Block or on Eventbrite.com.

Executive Member for Economic Development, Councillor Pat Barker, says: “Annie’s food looks delicious and the fact she’ll be using as much locally sourced produce as possible is fantastic. ‘Block’ is the perfect venue for her pop-up. If you aren’t fortunate enough to get tickets, you can also see Annie in action on the chefs stage at FOODfest the following day.”

Annie McKenzie will be joined on the FOODfest’s main stage by three of the area’s best chefs, Thomas Carr from the Olive Room in Ilfracombe, Mark Dodson from The Masons Arms in Knowstone and Dan Garnett from Clovelly Fish. Foodfest runs from 10am to 3.30pm on Sunday 22 October, entry is free. Thanks to sponsors Rangemoors, Ashgrove, Johns of Instow and Appledore, Brend Hotels and Barnstaple Town Centre Management.

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