This will about my fourth visit to the Chilli Fiesta at West Dean This is where I first discovered chipotle bought from Chillipepperpete Wandering around from stall to stall in the sunshine picking up wafts of delicious cooking smells and the sounds of Latin music playing is a treat though the hardest bit for me was choosing from Moroccan, Carribean, Thai, Indian etc To drink there were locally brewed Ballards ales and apple juice from West Dean's own apples.
There are lots of samples to try such as hot sauces, relishes, chilli chocolate etc.
It is held in the grounds of West Dean College which is set in some lovely landscape and has gardens that are worth visiting in their own right.
At the end of the day lots of people head back to the car park in the fields laden with bags of spices and a big chilli plant tucked under one arm.
THE STARS OF THE SHOW
Chilli 'Masquerade' heat level 8Salsa on the lawn