'Chocolate heaven' at Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

  • 7 September 2013
  • From the section Liverpool
Liverpool Food and Drink Festival
Image caption The edible bugs zone is among the areas designed to appeal to children

Celebrity chefs, unusual feasts and a chocolate garden will entertain 40,000 people expected to attend the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival.

The weekend-long event, in its sixth year, opened earlier as hundreds queued at the gates of Sefton Park.

Demonstrations by chefs including Levi Roots, of Dragons' Den fame, live music, a seafood emporium and edible bugs zone are among the attractions.

An edible garden and "heavenly chocolate garden" also feature.

The festivities are due to continue into next week with a programme of food and drink events at venues across the city.

Event director Denise Harris said it was a "real celebration of the city's thriving food and drink scene".

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