Food news: Peak food festival season

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Dig out your diaries, for Bakewell Food Festival has confirmed its event for this year. The action-packed festival organisers have confirmed it will return on Saturday and Sunday April 28 and 29 in its seventh year. This year’s attractions include a kitchen theatre with demonstrations by chef Richard Fox, a children’s cookery school and ‘food lab’, plus more than 70 stalls selling food around the town known as the capital of the Peak.There will also be a farmers’ market and other entertainment for young and old alike.

Classic mixes on menu

Sheffield bar Daisy’s - located above The Great Gatsby on Division Street - is to be relaunched tomorrow.

The venue was the first sit down cocktail bar in Sheffield and has pushed an experimental approach to cocktails. Now it is to do an about turn, concentrating on classic drinks such as the mojito, grasshopper and bramble. “We want to go back and celebrate the history and heritage of cocktail craft”, said an announcement from Daisy’s.

“We’ve developed a 35 drink menu that encapsulates the stand out drinks from the last 100 years of bar culture.” The relaunch comes after the same team opened Public, a cocktail bar in a former men’s toilet at Sheffield Town Hall.

Talking of toilet

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Another closed public convenience in Sheffield is to have a new lease of life as a cafe. The derelict loo on Blonk Street will become The Two Rivers Cafe, sitting directly above the meeting point of the Rivers Don and Sheaf. Work is already underway and the building is set to be finished in April.