Food Events: Racing ahead to Pancake Day

Hazel Roberts takes us through this month’s best local food events, which include a pancake race and a chilli cook off…

As we head into spring, this month we can indulge in pancakes, warm up with spicy food and tuck into some of the region’s best street food.

Saf’s Kitchen will be cooking up the curry for the Curry & Quiz Night at York House on 2nd March. Enjoy a night of challenging questions, great food and entertainment, whilst raising money for the Riverside Festival.

This year Pancake Day falls on 5th March and once again the famous Pancake Day Race returns to Olney.

The race takes place just before 12 noon and ahead of that the market place will be filled with a pre-race buzz and plenty of opportunities to tuck into pancakes.

After last year’s success, the Wolverton Annual Chilli Cook Off returns on 10th March, 12.30 to 5.30pm.

This time the Old Bath House will play host to the competition open to professionals and amateurs and there will be a special category for vegetarian chilli. Taco Shack will be busy serving up chilli dishes throughout the afternoon.

This month’s Eat Street MK event at York House in Stony Stratford will also be combined with a Spring Market.

The usual selection of local street food vendors will be outside and inside you can shop from additional stalls. Pop along on 16th March to enjoy food, drink, music and stalls.

On 23rd March, Great Brickhill Gardening Club will be holding a Local Produce Market at The Old Red Lion Pub.

Find 10 or so local food stalls in the rear garden selling local food and drink.

Finishing off the month will be a new event from MK11 – Street Food Heaven. The live sports venue will be bringing you the finest street food vendors, live musicians and live sports on their numerous screens between 12-5pm on 31st March.

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