Tasty treat for festival-goers

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD: Tony Beales of Beales Gourmet who will be catering for the Upton House Music Festival Picture: Andrew Plant Photography

 Diners at next month’s Upton House Music Festival are in for a real culinary treat.

For award-winning Beales Gourmet is the team behind the catering at the 8-10 June event.

Patrons at the three-day festival can expect a sumptuous banquet as well as a feast of music.

Top stars Michael Bolton, Billy Ocean and Sir Bryn Terfel are headlining the festival.

Festival promoter Stephen McManus said: “When we were looking for a top caterer there was only one place to turn – Beales Gourmet.

“They have a long list of awards and have been recommended to us by many people; the food is delicious!

“Our VIP and Pre-Concert Dining guests will enjoy a wonderful array of mouth-watering dishes served by the Beales Gourmet team in our beautiful hospitality marquees.”

The menus include poached salmon, beef wellington, quails eggs, New Forest asparagus, potted shrimps and white chocolate cheesecake.

Beales Gourmet, based at Compton Acres in Poole, was launched by experienced chef Tony Beales in 2005 and quickly established itself as a leading firm catering for wedding, corporate events and private gatherings.

Tony said: “The team love working at festivals with the special atmosphere surrounding al fresco dining and the buzz associated with top musical artistes.

“We absolutely love catering for Upton House Music Festival as it sets the scene perfectly for our carefully crafted menus.”

“Other concert-goers are not left out as there will be a great range of food and drink outlets available on site.

VIP packages are £165+VAT Thursday and Friday 8 & 9 June or £175+VAT on Saturday 10 June.

Pre-Concert Dining costs £95 Thursday/Friday (£105 Saturday).

The three-night Upton House Music Festival held at the idyllic country park begins with a Classical Spectacular on Thursday, 8 June starring Sir Bryn Terfel, Escala, Lauren Fagan and the BSO Concert Orchestra.

The second night is an 80s Extravaganza on Friday, 9 June featuring R&B superstar Billy Ocean, singing sensation Kim Wilde and punk princess Toyah.

Saturday, 10 June sees internationally renowned singer-songwriter Michael Bolton appearing in an exclusive performance at Upton House and Country Park! He will be supported by special guest, soul sensation Kenny Thomas.

For more details or to see the menu, see the website www.uptonhousemusicfestival.co.uk or call 01202 255161.