Sunday 28 October 2012

FoodCycle and Forgotten Feast present... An Alternative Christmas in Rotherhithe

FoodCycle last popped up in the summer with Forgotten Feast when they held a 4 day pop-up in Holborn.  Now they're teaming up again for a winter event, again for four days, but this time at the Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe.

"This December, FoodCycle are teaming up with Tom Hunt’s Forgotten Feast to create an Alternative Christmas banquet at the Brunel Museum on the banks of the Thames in London.
From December 6th-9th (Thursday-Saturday 19:00PM-23:00PM; Sunday 2:30PM-6:30PM) you can enjoy a ‘Forgotten Feast of 7 Fishes’ including carpaccio of scallop, and risotto nero or a vegetarian Italian feast including pumpkin and sage risotto with foraged salad, and garbanzo stew with borlotti and glut tomatoes.
Even better, before dining, guests will be treated to an exclusive guided descent into the underground Grand Entrance Hall of Brunel’s Thames Tunnel, one of the great wonders of the Victorian age and the first tunnel under a river anywhere in the world, which was closed to the public for over 140 years.
The Feast of 7 Fishes is eaten on La Vigilia (Christmas Eve) in Italy. Traditionally 7 or 13 dishes are served after the seven sacraments and thirteen apostles. The meal is best served family style in big serving platters to bring people together. Tom will be representing 7 forgotten fish, sourcing fish that are often neglected or not usually seen on British menus. Come and sample an unforgettable celebration of taste created using delicacies that would otherwise be forgotten.
From wild foods and misshapen vegetables to unusual cuts of meat and fish - and you can choose between a Feast of 7 Fishes or an Italian Vegetarian Banquet.
Earlybird tickets are now on sale for £35 and proceeds from the event will go to FoodCycle, to help serve more meals for people at risk from food poverty, and to the creation of more Forgotten Feast events.
There will be a cash-only bar selling delicious wines to complement your meal."

When - Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th December.  Note that Sunday is a lunch.

Where - Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, SE16 4LF

Tickets - £35 + fees from here

Link 1 - FoodCycle
Link 2 - Forgotten Feast

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