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FOODelicious – A tasty week of eats, beats n’treats at intu Eldon Square

Monday 16 – Sunday 22 January 2017

Tastebuds at the ready as intu Eldon Square prepares a smorgasbord of foodfest treats to banish the January blues.
The week-long FOODelicious event (16-22 Jan) promises gargantuan gastronomic delights, delectable dining deals as well as fun activities for all the family, free entertainment and cool competitions with great prizes.
Every day the FOODelicious sampling station near Boots and John Lewis will be offering tantalising bite size tasters from the eclectic mix of restaurants in the centre. 
(11am – 3.30 pm)
Eateries from intu Eldon Square’s chic new dining quarter will be engaging shoppers on the malls with a range of great games and giveaways on different days. On Thursday 19 January, Crepeaffaire will be stationed outside Boots, and on the look out for the fastest pancake flipper, with a year’s supply of free crepes up for grabs.
Comedy Waiters will be providing their own inimitable style of entertainment in the dining quarter, while culinary jugglers and magicians are sure to bring joy to spectators of all ages. 
The celebratory mood continues with lively cultural performances by the Chiquitos-Doritos mariachi band as well as music from north-east singer songwriter Jake H, playing his eclectic mix of classic and modern tracks.
mariachi band

Mariachi band

Children’s arts and crafts activities will be taking place with Frankie & Benny’s near Debenhams as well as with Pizza Express near John Lewis, while Smashburger transports visitors to the Big Apple with a New York style taxi – who could resist snapping a selfie or two?!
Hundreds of prizes are waiting to be won throughout the week, including spin the wheel at the Monument entrance to the dining quarter to win a range of tasty treats including gift vouchers and free meals at some of intu Eldon Square’s hottest restaurants.
Live ice sculpture carving will take pride of place near to the Monument entrance, where a £1,000 intu Gift Card will be frozen within the sculpture, ready for one lucky person to win if they guess the correct time the card will fall out of the melting ice.
Following his commission for the ‘Lollipops and 99s‘ artwork, which appears on the dividing shutter at one of the entrances to the new dining area, internationally acclaimed artist Alexander Miller will be hosting a painting master class in centre on Sunday 22nd January outside Debenhams (12pm1pm2pmand The Globe Gallery’s Blossom Tree project will be asking visitors to share their hopes for the new year.
alexander millar

Credit: Tony Hall Copyright: Tony Hall 2016 All rights reserved

intu Eldon Square marketing manager Tania Vesty said:
FOODelicious is a fantastic way to highlight the wide variety of restaurants we now have in centre following a £25m investment, and showcase our enhanced dining offer with an additional 20 eateries. We have a sparkling itinerary planned with a week of exclusive dining offers, free entertainment, competitions and fun and games for all the family. At intu Eldon Square food events are always hugely popular occasions in the calendar, so we’re extremely excited to bring something different to the table to celebrate both the new dining quarter and the new year!
intu Eldon Square
Monday 16 – Sunday 22 January 2017
For full event details and special offers, pick up a leaflet in centre or visit:
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