Despite the weather thousands of visitors filled Market Hill and St Peters at the fourth Taste of Sudbury Food and Drink Festival on Sunday.
Sudbury Town Team chairman Jane Hatton, who organised the event, said: “We are lucky to have St. Peter’s as when there was a shower people could go inside, while many sheltered under gazebos until it passed.”
On stage there was a packed line-up of local chefs and new for 2016 they took part in the omelette challenge, which was won by Kevin Fernandez from Rafis Spicebox in North Street who made an omelette in 43 seconds.
Audience members had the chance to take part in the sausage making competition, with winner Poppy taking home two tickets to see Sounds of Simon at The Quay Theatre in Sudbury as her prize.
“Everyone who took the opportunity to enjoy the five-course taster set menu in the Jam Tartz pop up restaurant were amazed by the food and drink provided,” said Mrs Hatton.
The Jam Tartz head chef, Jon Cutts had previously worked for the Queen and was called out of the kitchen with his team at the end of the meal to a round of applause.
The pop up restaurant had been set up in the style of a street party to join in with all the other parties which were being held around the country to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.
The menu also promoted the other stall holders at the Taste of Sudbury as many of the ingredients and drinks used were provided by the other exhibitors.
Craig Hogg from 55 Above, which creates vodkas and spirits, said: “It was a great turn out and I’m pleased the rain didn’t stop people hanging around.
“I had great success at the show and the feedback from the locals was very positive in regards to our vodkas and newly released gins, especially after tasting the toffee vodka in the Jam Tartz menu.”