Emsworth British Food Fortnight

Montezuma’s Sponsors Emsworth British Food Fortnight

Montezuma’s Sponsors Emsworth British Food Fortnight

17th September to 2nd October 2016

We are very excited to be supporting the Emsworth British Food Fortnight this year which ties in with British Food Fortnight. This is the biggest annual, national celebration of British food and drink established in 2002 in the wake of the foot and mouth crisis. Emsworth’s Fortnight is now in its third year and in 2014 it won the organiser’s award for the best celebration of British food during the Fortnight.

Emsworth is less than ten miles from Chocolate HQ in Birdham and if you haven’t been there already, it’s definitely worth a visit. It is a gorgeous seaside town with a huge number of independent shops including two butchers, greengrocers, fishmongers, bakers and a delicatessen. You would hardly ever need a supermarket but if you did, the Emsworth branch of the Southern Co-Op does a brilliant job at keeping things local (and is also a fantastic retailer of Montezuma’s!).


I first met with Alistair of Hermitage Cellars and the Emsworth Business Association, early in the summer and his enthusiasm for Emsworth as a foodie destination was infectious. He has been organising Emsworth’s forntnight since it started three years ago and I don’t think even he envisaged it growing to such an extent in such a short time. But Emsworth has a fantastic history and at times in the 19th Century, the town was almost dependent on the sale of oysters for its wealth. It is still a fishing town and boasts some excellent restaurants. If you lived in Emsworth you would never need to leave in search of food!

During the Fortnight, we will be involved in lots of events in order to ensure that by the end of it, every visitor will have been able to try Montezuma’s and learn a little bit about how local we are and more about our values.

Come and find us and try some chocolate at one of these many events or download the full brochure here.

Saturday 17th Sept, 10am Emsworth Market day, St Peter’s Square

20th, 29th, 30th Sept Brookfield Hotel – college lunches

Sat 24th Sept 11am – 3.30pm Wine & chocolate tasting, Hewitts, South Street

Saturday 24th Sept Tasting stand at Southern Co-Op, Emsworth

Saturday 1st October 10am A Thought for Food Market, South Street

During the whole Fortnight, there will be Emsworth British Food Fortnight tote bags which will be in hot demand but if you manage to get hold of one, it should contain a little gift from us. Enjoy!

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