The basement space in the Corn Exchange previously occupied by Anthony’s will, on September 20, be taken over by a bunch of independent businesses for Cornucopia Underground. The event has been organised by the Leeds Food and Drink Association, with the aim of making a statement about the growing strength of Leeds’ status as the most exciting food and drink city in the UK.
Leeds is quickly developing a reputation as one of the top dining destinations in the North, with its dense blend of street food vans, bars, delis, restaurants, and cafés offering an amazing variety of options for foodies.
The central area will be open to the public from 10am to 5pm. From midday, there will be a series of ticketed micro-events, including the ominously titled ‘apocalyptic beer cocktails’ made by North Bar, and a highly scientific cheese and music matching experiment by a local cheesemonger.
There will also be chocolate robots. What more could you want?
Well, there actually happens to be a lot more. From 7pm to midnight, there will be the Great Leeds Buffet. The finale includes more cheese, bread, pies, cakes, puddings, ale, cocktails, and… a burlesque show. Tickets cost £25.