There were lots of opportunities for residents and visitors to buy and taste wonderful Bridlington Bay seafood and much more local produce at the Bridlington Bay Seafood Market which attracted thousands last Saturday (4 September).
The market, which was in partnerships with ERYC and the RNLI. Was held on the Spa Promenade, next to the lifeboat station.
Local restauranteur James Goacher was selling locally caught Lobster and Crab from his kiosk called Fruits de Mer.
James, who has just re-opened the Naked Fish restaurant on Queen Street in the town, said: “We he a great day and just about sold out of everything.”
“It’s so good to see people coming to sample local shellfish and then realising how fantastic the seafood is… and it’s caught within view of the town.” James added.
As well as locally caught seafoods, there were several other stalls selling home-made sauces, chutneys, beers, wines and spirits.
Martin Helbrow, from the Bridlington-based Helbrow’s – The Foodie Folk – said: “What a great day I hope that there will be many more events like this as it helps put the town on the map for its wonderful local food.”
Award-winning chef, Rob Green held cooking demonstrations throughout the day featuring delicious Bridlington Bay seafood recipes.
The event was funded by the UK Government’s Welcome Back Fund, with the support of the European Regional Development Fund.Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic development and tourism at ERYC, said: “It is fantastic to see the seafood market return. Bridlington is a hotbed for delicious seafood, and we are delighted that the town attracts people from all over the country who saw what local fish is available and some ideas on how to cook it.”