Bradford garden centre to hold BBQ food and drink event

Freshly cooked meat products and Yorkshire produce including craft beer and cocktails will take centre stage as a Bradford garden centre prepares to host its annual Butchers’ BBQ Tasting Day.

In anticipation of seasonal sunshine, the Food Hall butchery team at Tong Garden Centre will host a BBQ tasting event between 11am and 3pm on Saturday 29th June.

The event will see the in house butchery team barbequing a range of home-made burgers, sausages and kebabs for visitors to taste, including a limited edition tandoori mango turkey grill stick.

Visitors will have the opportunity to vote on whether the grill stick, made from prime British turkey and Bradford based Marrds’ new mango-infused tandoori marinade, gets a permanent place in the Food Hall’s seasonal BBQ range.

Tong’s Food and Gift Manager, Janice Astbury said: “We’d love to see a Marrds-inspired BBQ grill stick in the Food Hall, but it’s up to our customers to decide. Will it get your vote? Come along to sample this brand new BBQ grill stick plus Welsh Dragon, Piri Piri, Caramelized Onion and Old English sausages and homemade burgers including Black Pudding and Apple, Lamb and Mint plus Hot and Spicy flavours.

“Everything will be available to take home from our Food Hall so that you can replicate the Tong BBQ experience at home and our butchers will be on hand to answer all your BBQ cooking questions, getting you all set for a summer of delicious food!”

The BBQ food will be complemented by tasters of Yorkshire Heart Brewery’s ales, Marrds’ Marinades, Fruity Tipples’ vodka based cocktails as well as chutneys and sauces from the Cottage Delight range.

The butchery team of five make fresh produce daily both for the Food Hall and the 300 seater restaurant.

Everyone who votes for the turkey grill stick will be entered into a prize draw to win a hamper of BBQ produce.

Tong Garden Centre is one of Yorkshire’s biggest independent garden centres with 110,000 square feet of retail space and parking for up to 1,000 cars.