Celebrating flavours of Angus

mairi evans.
mairi evans.

This September, the delicious fresh produce of Angus will be celebrated by the second annual eight day Taste of Angus Festival.

The programme features mouth-watering special events, including chef demonstrations, sampling opportunities and Angus-inspired dishes at local restaurants.

The Taste of Angus Festival, which will take place from September 6 to 14, will feature the very best of local produce, including freshly-picked vegetables, the finest Angus beef, venison from the Angus Glens, succulent lamb, free range pork, Arbroath Smokies and Forfar Bridies.

It’s little wonder Angus has such a marvellous reputation for its food.

With the finishing touches currently being made to the programme, the festival’s organisers at the Taste of Angus campaign are reluctant to reveal too much about what will be happening.

However, they’ve confirmed that the Taste of Angus Festival will be at Dundee Flower and Food Festival from September 7 to 9 and at Angus Farmers’ Market in Montrose on September 7 and Forfar on September 14.

The full programme for the Taste of Angus Festival will be revealed on August 3 at Arbroath Sea Fest, which takes place at Arbroath Harbour, where the aroma of freshly-smoked Arbroath Smokies provides a fabulous reminder of the diverse range of tasty foods available throughout the county of Angus.

“After the success of the inaugural Taste of Angus Festival in 2012, it’s wonderful news that it’s to be held again,” said Councillor Mairi Evans, Angus Council’s economic development spokesperson.

“The Taste of Angus Festival not only highlights the quality and variety of Angus food and drink but also encourages local people and visitors to support local businesses, reduce food miles and appreciate the benefits of the fresh, seasonal, local produce that is so readily available in our county.

“This is a fabulous part of Scotland for food, both at home and at the many excellent eateries across the county, and the Taste of Angus Festival will certainly make the most of this!”

To find out more about the Taste of Angus Festival, and the Taste of Angus Campaign, visit www.atasteofangus.com www.facebook.com/atasteofangus or follow on Twitter.

Angus Ahead is the area marketing campaign set up to raise the profile of the county locally, nationally and internationally.

A Taste of Angus is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Lowlands and Uplands Scotland Programme 2007-2013 as part of the Rural Tourism Business Support project - a partnership of organisations operating within the East of Scotland seeking to improve the region’s tourism product through a focus on key sectors and led by Angus Council.

Partners have identified four key niche markets for stimulating local and regional tourism and which will benefit from collaborative business support and investment.

The four key niche tourism markets are: food and drink; golf; outdoor and heritage.