The BBC Good Food Show guide to Alfresco Dining

We can’t wait to welcome like-minded foodies all under one roof this summer, the change for warmer days ahead is so close we can almost taste it! To tie us over in the meantime we thought we’d help you start prepping for sunshine season with our ultimate guide to Alfresco dining! 

We’ve rounded up the best of the best producers joining us at this years show to browse and buy from ahead of alfresco season. 

Get to know your summer wines


Sign up to our brand new Wine Tasting sessions, hosted by Laithwaites Wine. Discover English Wines and new classic wine pairing for your summer BBQ. If you’re looking for something to get you in the mood for summer, this is it! Sessions are guaranteed to sell out fast so book your seat now.

Snacks for your summer table


Whether your entertaining in the garden over cocktails, or looking for snacks to accompany your weekend picnic, we have the perfect brand for you. Two Farmers hand-cooked crisps are a summer staple must have! Checkout their amazing flavours celebrating the Herefordshire countryside.

Add new brands to your recipes


We love discovering new brands to add to our everyday store cupboard staples and we couldn’t be happier to have Bo Tree joining us at this years show, plus they’re featured in our Fabulous Food Finds Tasting Sessions! Find out more about there delicious seasoning and join our tasting sessions!

Exclusive: Alfresco show recipe

We’ve got a sneak peek for you… Chris Baber has let us know about one of his recipes he’ll be showcasing on the Summer Kitchen stage and it’s perfect for alfresco dining! He’ll be rustling up a lime & coriander prawn tostada with homemade summer slaw. Check out our full Summer Kitchen line-up below!

Clear skies and cocktails…


We 💗 Tapp’d cocktails, whether you’re a Raspberry Lemonade kind of person or more of a Purple Rain in the evening they have got you covered. Tapp’d will be joining us at this years show and we can’t wait to sip away in the sunshine and enjoy the sound of the bandstand this June!

Upgrade your tableware


Freshen up your accessories this summer, we are loving the new summer prints from Alfresco Dining Co. They’ll be joining us at the NEC this June to showcase their beautiful range of picnic essentials and tableware to help your add that extra sparkle to your artisan dining experience.