17th May 2018
Chef Atul Kuchhar
UK-based double Michelin star-winning Indian TV chef Atul Kuchhar, is to give live cooking demos at the year’s Pub in the Park festivals organised by Tom Kerridge.
Pub in the Park will visit Marlow, Bath, Tunbridge Wells and Knutsford for four weekends over the summer, to celebrate the best food the country has to offer, combined with great live music, chef demonstrations, top quality shopping and other festival fun. On top of nationally-famous chef and music acts, each event will celebrate the local community in the form of brilliant local artisans, pubs, local foodie heroes and musicians.
Kuchhar, the first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star, accomplished during his tenure as Head Chef at Tamarind in 2001, went on to open the highly acclaimed Benares Restaurant which was also awarded Michelin star in 2007. He will give live demos at the Marlow and Tunbridge Wells events.
The festival also features a line-up of the UK’s best culinary and music talent – including Jamie Cullum, Melanie C, Razorlight, Billy Ocean, Tom Odell, Will Young and Sophie Ellis-Bextor taking to the stage, and superstar chefs Josh Eggleton, Angela Hartnett, Paul Ainsworth and Tom himself cooking up a storm. Tom and his fellow chef mates will also be bringing a selection of top pubs and restaurants to serve up some of the best pub grub the UK has to offer for just £5 a dish, so everyone can try a few. There will also be opportunities for visitors to try out gin tasting with Sipsmith and wine tasting with Dark Horse Wines.
Texas, Scouting for Girls, Squeeze and KT Tunstall will also be playing at the festivals, and other exciting chef demos include GBBO winner Candice Brown and supermodel-turned-landlady Jodie Kidd. Food will also be served up from pop up pubs, including Tom’s two pubs, The Hand & Flowers and The Coach, as well as The Sportsman – named the UK’s best pub in the Top 50 Gastropubs Awards. Other dishes on the menu include Pan-fried Foie Gras Toad In The Hole from The Star Inn, Salt Beef, Potato and Fried Onion Croquette from The Hardwick and The Kingham Plough’s Courgette Flower Tempura stuffed with Windrush Goats Cheese, Pea and Mint Tartar.
Pub in the Park will be taking place at Marlow, Higginson Park (17th-20th May); Bath, Royal Victoria Park (8th-10th June); Tunbridge Wells, (Dunorlan Park) 6th -8th July; and Knutsford, The Lambing Shed (7th-9th September). Adult tickets cost £25 for the afternoon and £40 for the evening. Children’s tickets and VIP tickets also available.
Organiser Tom Kerridge, whose Hand & Flowers venue in Marlow, was the first pub to attain two Michelin stars, is know to TV viewers through his appearances in Master Chef The Professionals.