THE theme for this weekend’s Worthing Food and Drink Festival is a real Flavour of the Seaside.

Worthing held its very first festival in 2012 and it is getting bigger and better year on year.

The Worthing Town Centre Initiative organises this in partnership with Proto Restaurant Group..

Sharon Clarke from the Worthing Town Centre Initiative said: “There will be around 50 stalls located in the lovely setting of Steyne Gardens and there will be something to tempt every palate.

“If you are looking for a snack, something more substantial to eat or goodies to take away then make sure you find time to explore all our exhibitors have on offer.

“Local chefs will be on hand to create their signature dishes and on Sunday Yuki Gomi, author of Sushi at Home, will be on stage demonstrating how to make Sushi and offering some tasters.

“As well as the stalls and cookery demonstrations there will be competitions, and children’s entertainment from the award-winning Blast Science team.

“We are also delighted to welcome our local fisherman who are involved in a very important project called the Last Fisherman Standing aimed at protecting Worthing’s fishing heritage.”

This event is a celebration of the food and drink offer in Worthing with many of the local restaurants and bars taking part.

Worthing now has an amazing culinary offer with over 140 places to eat and drink in the Town Centre alone.

Sharon said: “We are fast becoming a food destination with many of our restaurants and bars now receiving regional and national recognition.

“There is a full listing of food and drink businesses on the Worthing Town Centre website or look out for the handy food and drink Guide.

“We haven’t forgotten the drinks and there are licensed bars serving champagne, cocktails, gins, German ales, beer and vodkas.

“The festival will be operating a Challenge 25 policy and we kindly ask you to consume alcohol in the area provided as this is a family event.”

Organisers are expecting thousands of people to flock to Worthing over the weekend.

Yuki Gomi is well known for her best-selling recipe book Sushi at Home and visitors will be keen to see her in action.