Cheese Bowling and the Chilli Festival may be done, but the Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival is running for 2 more weeks.

I LOVE Brighton. I lived there for three years, and I cried for a week after I left – the pier, the beach, the pubs, the Pavilion, and the seemingly endless celebrations and festivals hosted there – I love that seaside town.

One of those festivals is the Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival. It’s a biannual event running for 10 days in April and throughout the month of September. So yeah, it’s just over halfway done for this year, but here’s what you can still get in on.

Eat
    Wednesday 21 September, 7-10pm
    Pizza. Seven Bees Cafe, 7b Ship Street Gardens

    Fridays in September, 6pm-8:30pm
    Dining in the dark. 3 courses of “Asian-inspired” food served while diners are blindfolded. Madame Geisha, 75-79 East Street

    Thursday 29 September, 7-10pm
    “Secret Sussex” at the Grand. It’s a twist on the traditional secretness of the secret supperclub, in that the location is known but the food and entertainment are secret. £35 per person. The Grand, Kings Road

    Tuesday 27 September – Sunday 2 October, 8pm-10:30pm (plus matinee performances 1pm on weekends)
    Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience. I’m wondering if the “u” instead of the “w” in faulty is for copyright type issues. Either way, based upon characters from the TV show Fawlty Towers, this dinner and a show has played at Edinburgh Fringe, and is reportedly hilarious.

    £50 for a three-course dinner and two-hour show on Fridays and Saturdays, £45 for a three-course dinner and two-hour show during the week, £40 for a three-course lunch and two-hour show (Saturdays and Sundays only). Thistle Brighton, Kings Road

    Friday 30 September – Sunday 2 October, 8-11pm
    Secret Supperclub: Dining on the edge of the Downs. Bring your own wine; £25 suggested donation. Check the website for location details.

    Friday 30 September, 8pm-11pm
    Secret Supperclub: At a private Regency location with food by Cantina. Bring your own wine; £25 suggested donation. Check the website for location details.

Drink
    Wednesday 21 September, 6-7pm
    Classic wine tasting – think European tipples. £25 per person from Hotel du Vin reception or telephone. Hotel du Vin, 2-6 Ship Street

    Wednesday 21 September, 7:30-8:30pm
    New World wines – America, Australia, and New Zealand. £25 per person from Hotel du Vin reception or telephone. Hotel du Vin, 2-6 Ship Street

    Thursday 22 September, 7pm-9:30pm
    Tutored Sake tasting. £35 Moshi Moshi, Opticon, Bartholomew Square

    Wednesday 28 September, 6-7pm
    Wine and cheese pairing. Learn what to match with what. £30 per person from Hotel du Vin reception or telephone. Hotel du Vin, 2-6 Ship Street

    Wednesday 28 September, 7.30-8:30pm
    English wines vs. those from around the world. I didn’t know that England had a large spectrum of wines, but I guess I was wrong. £25 per person from Hotel du Vin reception or telephone. Hotel du Vin, 2-6 Ship Street

    Friday 30 September – Sunday 2 October, from noon
    First Brighton Oktoberfest. £5 per session includes a branded pint glass. There will be a hog roast, and on Sunday night an Ooompa band. Pub du Vin, 6 Ship Street

Free
    Every Wednesday in September, 11am-4pm
    Churchill Square Farmers Market and Live Food Kitchen. Cooking classes and demonstrations. Churchill Square Plaza

    Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 September, 10am-6pm
    Sussex & the World Market. Taste food from around the world vs. locally produced food. Hove Lawns, Kingsway

    Sunday 25 September, 11am-5pm
    Apple Day. Family activities, apple identification, and cooking demonstrations. Stanmer Park

    Every Sunday in September, 12pm-5pm
    Free vegan ice cream samples by Aloka. Aloka Quality of Life Centre, 14 East Street

Make Food
    Sunday 25 September and Sunday 2 October, 7pm-9:30pm
    The Moshi Moshi masterclass. Learn about and how to make sushi. Moshi Moshi, Opticon, Bartholomew Square
Music & Dance
    Thursdays in September, 5pm-10:30pm
    Live jazz and cocktails. The Grand, Kings Road

    Thursdays in September, 7pm-10pm
    Live flamenco dancing. AguaDulce Spanish Restaurant, 10-11 Kings Road