Food festival is set to create a real stir

RAISING A GLASS: Lee Hardy and Toby Marshall-Robertson, of the Asian Project, and Richard Toynbee, of the Prince Bishops shopping centre.
RAISING A GLASS: Lee Hardy and Toby Marshall-Robertson, of the Asian Project, and Richard Toynbee, of the Prince Bishops shopping centre.
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FOODIES are being warned to leave space for a new event as it pulls into a city for the first time.

The Durham Street Food Project will see 12 food firms serve up dishes from Asia, the Middle East, Greece and far beyond, while ale lovers will be able to sample a host of craft beers.

Live music will also be performed at tomorrow night’s celebrations, which will see level five of the Prince Bishops shopping centre car park transformed into a festival of feasting.

Launched by Durham-based The Asian Project (Tap), with the support of the shopping centre and Durham Markets, it follows on the heels of other street food events in the region.

Toby Marshall-Robertson, from Tap, said: “Music, food and drink go hand in hand, so we’re bringing them all together in an event that all ages will love.

“The Durham Street Food Project is all about creating a completely new experience in Durham, one that we’ll all be talking about until the next one comes around.”

Colin Wilkes, managing director of Durham Markets, added: “The Durham Street Food Project brings together a dozen exciting food producers in one place, just for a few hours, creating an event the likes of which Durham has never seen before.”

Stallholders will include Hanni’s Kitchen, Papa Ganoush, Longhorns BBQ, Earth and Fire, Electric East and The Asian Project and drinks suppliers for the night will include Leamside Brewery.

Entry is £2 per person, and food and drink tokens can be bought for £2 each, as the event is cash-free.