Feast

What do you do need when it’s chilly and the weekend? Why, good food of course.

A packed house at the bar

A packed house at the bar

And where did you have to be to get that during March 7th to 10th? I’m sure everyone in London knows the answer to that;  Tobacco Docks for a good long street style feast.

Ticket in hand and braving the chills of the opening night, I set out to explore the paths laid out by the folks at Feast (The ticket cost £10 by the way which could arguably be on the higher side). Stall after stall were laid out over two floors in a candle lit atmosphere and a live band singing and stringing a cello. Was that a cello? I’m not too sure but I’m here to talk about the food. I do regret having had a late lunch that day though which meant that I didn’t have much room for an early dinner. Shucks!

IMG_20130307_185500-Pizzas, pastas, burgers and sliders, gourmet sandwiches, pies, hot dogs, Indian fast food, fine dining street food with a twist, ramen, seafood,  meringues, waffles, beer and spirits, coconut drinks. Have I missed out on anything? I guess not because the people behind Feast seemed to have everything covered to satiate anyone’s palate. It was food porn heaven if you will.

I could name a few of the restaurants but then I would be biased wouldn’t I. I’ll just stick to what I decided to go with that night. A Lamb Raan Bun from ‘Dishoom’ and a special dessert from the ‘Meringue Girls’.

I could go back to ‘Dishoom’ just for this meal. At Feast, it was served along with a piping hot ‘Masala Chai’ which was a perfect accompaniment to the slightly spicy sandwich of sorts. Generous amounts of spiced, shredded and juicy lamb heaped onto a sourdough bun along with onions and green leaves. A tiny taste of India in a bun. With chillies on the side, there was some extra spice for those looking out for it. Served with a crunchy salad and potato sticks on the side, the entire meal including the tea was delicious.

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Who doesn’t love Meringue! And according to the girls behind the aptly named ‘Meringue Girls’, this is the age of the meringues and I couldn’t agree more. My sweet tooth did certainly enjoy their special which was a mix of salted caramel, melted chocolate, pistachios, hazelnuts and cream. I just think a dollop of ice cream would have made it even more exciting.

Thirty odd food and drink stalls and 4 days of food mania. For those who missed out this time, I’m sure their next event isn’t too far away. Let’s wait.

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