Virtual festival set to showcase town's food and drink offerings
PUBLISHED: 11:26 03 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:26 03 February 2015
Foodies are being invited to share what is best about Bury St Edmunds’ eateries in February during a month-long virtual food festival in the town.
The Fab Feb Food Fest (FFFF) is being organised by the Business Improvement District (BID) organisation, Ourburystedmunds, to show the extent of the food and drink offering in the town centre.
Cafés, bars and restaurants will be helped to promote their menus, events and offers during the festival within special pages on Ourburystedmunds.com
Social media will play a big part in the festival with customers of the different establishments invited to share pictures using the hashtag #FFFF.
Mark Cordell, chief executive of Ourburystedmunds, said: “There are around 70 different food and drink outlets in the town centre so there should be lots to talk about on social media.
“I’m hoping that most of them will participate by letting us know if they launch a new menu, hold an event or have an offer on during February.
“With both Valentine’s Day and Shrove Tuesday in February there will be lots of opportunities for special events.
“Meanwhile, I hope their customers will embrace this initiative too. We’ll be looking to share and retweet their pictures – whether that’s a warming hot chocolate on a cold day, a plate of pub grub at lunchtime or fine dining for a special occasion – if they use #FFFF in their post we’ll find it.”
Next week the virtual festival will concentrate on ‘café culture’ with a special focus on #FFFFCoffee&Cake.
In the run up to February 14, the focus will be on #FFFFValentinesDinner.