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Dr Rupy joins the Blenheim Palace Food Festival for this weekend

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With only a few days to go until the Blenheim Palace Food Festival (Friday 20th– Sunday 22nd August), Fantastic Food Festivals is finalising their enticing programme of events. Due to unforeseen circumstances Dame Mary Berry is now unable to attend the festival. However, the Fantastic Food Festival team is delighted to announce TV cook, bestselling author and NHS medical doctor Dr Rupy Aujla will be in the Festival Kitchen on Friday 20th August for an engaging demonstration followed by a book signing.

The founder of ‘The Doctor’s Kitchen’ in 2015, Dr Rupy strives to inspire and educate everyone on how they can cook their way to health and to showcase the beauty of food and medicinal effects of eating and living well. He is renowned for his BBC iplayer series Cooking in the Doctor’s Kitchen and Thrifty Cooking in The Doctor’s Kitchen.

Dr Rupy will be in good company at the festival with world renowned chef Gennaro Contaldo, TV chef Dean Edwards, MasterChef Champions Kenny Tutt and Thomas Frake, Bake-Off star Karen Wright and Wholefood Warrior Eva Humphries attending, amongst many other foodie experts throughout the weekend.

Why not upgrade your ticket for a VIP experience (Adults (18+) – £20.00 online / £25.00 on the day) during this gastronomic weekend packed with engaging and informative demonstrations from celebrity and local chefs, pasta and cocktail making masterclasses as well as an abundance of high-quality regional food and drink stallholders.

The VIP Garden

Treat yourself to a spot in The VIP Garden, a perfect adults-only haven to relax and enjoy the festival. Sip a beautifully crafted cocktail or two from the VIP Bar or unwind with a complimentary back and head mini-massage. Join exclusive talks from some of our Food & Drink Experts and Chefs and chill out to live music from our roaming Jazz band.

Get the best seats in the house with priority front row seats, for engaging demonstrations and Q&A’s from an incredible line-up of top chefs and foodie experts including Dame Mary Berry, Gennaro Contaldo, TV chef Dean Edwards, MasterChef Champions Kenny Tutt and Thomas Frake, Bake-Off star Karen Wright and Wholefood Warrior Eva Humphries.

*Please note that entrance to the Festival Kitchen is on a first come, first served basis.

Experiences & Masterclasses – New for 2021
Why not join one of these engaging and fun Experiences & Masterclasses during the festival
(prices range £10.00 – £15.00):

  • Find out if you have the skills to become a true pasta artisan?  Roll up your sleeves, put on your apron and learn how to make and roll pasta dough, then shape and fill the perfect Tortelli with Federico and his team from Pasta Uliana.
  • Do you know your Pinot Grigio from your Sauvignon Blanc? Join a special Wine Tasting Experience with Amore GNA bringing the taste of Italy to Blenheim Palace this Summer!
  • Create and enjoy some deliciously refreshing Spritz Cocktails by London Essence & CleanCo and discover the fascinating history of one of Summer’s most popular drinks!

Meet the Shire Horses from Hook Norton Brewery
Hook Norton Brewery will bring along their magnificent Shire Horses to the Festival on Saturday and Sunday.  The horses are no strangers to Blenheim Palace, having visited a few years ago when Hook Norton brewed a beer using Blenheim Palace’s very own mineral water. They will be there to meet and greet visitors at the entrance to the Festival, take photos with them and meet their team.

With 2000 acres of extraordinary parkland and formal gardens there is plenty of space to let the children run wild and explore at Blenheim Palace. The glorious backdrop of the Palace and grounds is the perfect setting to enjoy a family picnic of food and drink from the festival.

To attend the festival, you will need a Park & Garden ticket or entry is free with a valid annual pass.

Adult tickets £15.00, Child tickets £6.40, Concession tickets £12.00 or a Family ticket £36.40.
All day tickets can be converted into an Blenheim Palace annual pass for an additional £11.00 (includes year round access, free events, discounted rates).

VIP Garden Upgrade (in addition to entrance ticket) – Adults (18+) – £20.00 (Online) / £25.00 (On the Day)

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