Paisley Food and Drink Festival is limbering up for next weekend and it looks a cracker.
If you are scratching your head trying to think of future foodie frolics, then scratch no more.
Next weekend, Paisley Food and Drink Festival is set to run over Friday 27 and Saturday 28 of April in Paisley’s iconic Abbey Close.
In addition to street food vendors, interactive workshops, live music and Scotland’s largest real ale festival, visitors can look forward to tasting sessions from our friends at Gin71.
If a great pint of beer is more your cup of tea, then you can start the weekend early at the 31st Paisley Beer Festival which takes place in the town hall from Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 April.
Run by the Renfrewshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, the festival will feature over 250 beers from breweries in Scotland and the rest of the UK.
From pale hoppy ales through to darker stouts and porters, loads of beer styles will be represented along with a real cider bar and a wine bar.
Paisley Food and Drink Festival: street food
Back at Abbey Close, Pitt Street Food Market will be feeding the crowds courtesy of some of Scotland’s finest street food vendors.
Look out for shellfish and speciality meat vendor Barnacles & Bones, Scottish food favourite Bruadair, The Buffalo Truck, Harajuku Kitchen and The Crema Caravan.
Naturally, there will be smaller portion sizes for children and a range of halal, gluten-free, veggie and vegan options.
If you are looking to brush up on your kitchen skills, Jamie Scott, winner of Masterchef the Professionals 2014, will be in town for a series of cooking demonstrations.
Baking sensation Three Sisters Bake will also run a how to demo for those keen to get some expert tips on creating a tasty savoury dish and a sweet treat.
Children will also have the opportunity to get some hands-on foodie-fun experiences too with tailored workshops.
There will also be a live music entertainment and giant lawn games providing all the ingredients for a great day out.