Over 40 local businesses on the menu at Birmingham Independent Food Fair

Birmingham’s vibrant independent food and drink sector is set to shine, at a new event showcasing over forty different producers, restaurants, drinks merchants and street food traders.

Spanish cuisine from Don Diego Bar de TapasOrganised by local food guide, Dine Birmingham, and supported by Visit Birmingham, the food fair will take place at Millennium Point on 13 September 2014. Early Bird tickets have just been released.

The city’s rich and varied culinary range will be well represented, after the organisers received a flood of applications from the local food and drink industry.

Popular Birmingham restaurants such as Thai Edge, Le Truc Cafe, Min Min Noodle Bar and Epi Restaurant will be serving up samples of cuisine to try and buy. Meanwhile, a pop-up will be operated by sponsor Don Diego Bar de Tapas, using specially-sourced ingredients to create authentic Spanish paella, tapas and churros.

Martini made with locally distilled Langley's GinOther food on offer will range from Greek deli food and artisan chilli sauces, to handmade chocolate and gluten-free confectionery. Outdoors, street food traders will serve up Polish cuisine, Indonesian curries and wood-fired pizza.

The fair will feature a Spirits & Wine section, sponsored by Langley’s Gin. Here visitors will be able to taste the Birmingham-distilled premium spirit, and also explore tipples from other local vendors including Cellar Door Drinks, and Soul Tree Indian Wines.

Popular independent coffee shop Six Eight Kafe will be at the fairBitters ‘n’ Twisted, the independent company behind Island Bar and Bodega, will be offering special cocktails at their stand. A craft beer bar will cater to the well-established taste for locally-sourced, high-quality brews.

Sally Bowen, director at Midlands gourmet dining club The Gastro Card, said:

“The volume and breadth of businesses taking part in this event is a real credit to Birmingham’s thriving food and drink scene. With everything from chef-prepared dining to beer and deli foods on offer, there will be something for everyone at Birmingham Independent Food Fair.”

Discounted Early Bird tickets have now been released for the food fair. These can be found, along with further information, on the official website.