The Norfolk Deli is delighted to announce that following the lifting of many Covid restrictions, they are reinstating an events programme they cancelled back in March 2020.
The Norfolk Deli opened in 2014 with an intention to offer customers the best produce Norfolk had to offer alongside a range of freshly made produce to takeaway and eat-in. The popularity of their sandwiches, salads, sausage rolls etc meant that by the middle of 2019 when the opportunity to take over an existing coffee shop came their way, they grabbed it. The extra space would not only allow the business to offer its customers more space and more pleasant eat-in experience, but it would also give them the chance to do something locals had asked them to do for the previous six years – to host events such as cheese and wine tasting evenings. “People were constantly telling us how much they hoped that we would do something like this, how they would support these by attending and how much the local area needed something like this,” said Mark Kacary Managing Director of The Norfolk Deli.
Not too surprisingly, the first events The Norfolk Deli had intended hosting were cheese tasting events. “We had previously run events such as these at other venues including The White Horse in Brancaster Staithe and The Soul Café in King’s Lynn and they were very well received,” said Mark. “The opportunity to host these events on our premises meant we could offer something really special.”
Covid however had other ideas. “We pulled the plug on our Norfolk Cheese tasting event as soon as it became very clear there would be a lockdown,” said Mark.
Mark and his wife Rosie could see that Covid restrictions would be lifted this year and began to plan their events once more. Mark continues: “We could see how things were going so in early January we approached a number of our suppliers to ask them if they would like to join us for what we’re calling ‘an evening with…’ we are delighted to announce a series of events which will start in May and run throughout the whole of summer.”
The first events to be announced are gin/spirits masterclasses with some of Norfolk’s leading distilleries. Guests will not only meet the people behind the products, but they get to taste their products too. “While we hope that people go away having learnt something, we also want to make sure that the events are a lot of fun too,” said Rosie. The evening will culminate with guests being shown the secrets of making a great cocktail, something they will be able to practice for themselves when they get home.
The following distilleries have confirmed:
- BlackShuck Distillery
- Walnut Tree Distillery
- Gyre and Gimble Distillery
- Home Farm Distillery
- Archangel Distillery
- Norfolk Spirits Co – which will focus on their rum and rum liqueurs
Guests will be fuelled throughout the evening with a selection of grazing platters comprising of typical The Norfolk Deli treats that are also available for picnics.
“These are the first events on our new events calendar on The Norfolk Deli website,” said Mark. “We’re also launching our Showcase Saturday programme, where currently somewhere in the region of 15 different Norfolk producers will bring themselves and their products so that customers, old and new, can meet the people behind the produce as well as taste and buy them.
“We’ll be hosting a mini farmer’s market throughout the whole of summer, and we will also be adding a series of cheese tasting evenings – if you love cheese, you’re not going to want to miss any of these!”
Apart from Showcase Saturdays, all The Norfolk Deli events are ticket only. Customers can book tickets by visiting The Norfolk Deli website https://norfolk-deli.co.uk/pages/events