Purnell’s Restaurant has revealed the two dishes they’ll be serving at this year’s Colmore Food Festival.
The annual gives visitors the chance to sample fabulous food for no more than £4 per dish.
Michelin-starred Purnell’s, founded by Brummie chef Glynn Purnell, will be offering slow-cooked ox cheek with wasabi, watercress and pickled shallots for its main course.
The dessert will marinated strawberries with red wine and tarragon served with strawberry cream and black pepper honeycomb.
Purnell’s will be showcasing its award-winning food as part of the annual celebration of Colmore Business District restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels, which is now in its seventh year, and takes place on Friday June 30 and Saturday July 1 in Victoria Square.
Glynn has been a staunch supporter of the festival – one of the city’s foodie highlights.
The Cornwall Street restaurant will be joining the likes of Nosh & Quaff, Opus, Hotel du Vin, Zen Metro and Chung Ying Central.
Newcomers Gaucho, Gusto and The Alchemist will also beat the event.
Colmore Row coffee house 200 Degrees and recently re-opened Primitivo Bar & Eatery on Barwick Street will also be selling food and drink to the 35,000 visitors to Victoria Square.
Phil Stegall, chef de partie at Purnell’s Restaurant, said: “The Purnell’s team are really looking forward to the Colmore Food Festival again this year.
“It’s always a great weekend where the fantastic independent restaurants in the Colmore Business District can showcase what we’re all about.
“This year the Purnell’s team will be serving up two fantastic dishes: slow-cooked ox cheek with wasabi, watercress and pickled shallots, which is a dish that we regularly serve at the restaurant.
“Therefore, if you want a little taste of what you could get from Purnell’s in the great outdoors then this is for you!
“Ox cheeks are packed with flavour and we cook them low and slow for the best results.
“Our second dish is marinated strawberries with red wine and tarragon served with strawberry cream and black pepper honeycomb.
“The Colmore Food Festival is a real marker in my calendar every year as the start of the summer, and strawberries and cream is the ultimate summer dessert.
“This is the Purnell’s take on strawberries and cream, and we think the people of Birmingham are going to love it.”
Colmore Food Festival is hosted by the area’s Business Improvement District and prides itself on each of the taster dishes costing no more than £4, which means visitors can try the different menu options on offer at the 35 stalls without breaking the bank and it’s free to attend.
For more information about Colmore Food Festival visit http://www.colmorefoodfestival.com/