A gourmet toast pop-up is coming to Hackney. More specifically, Pretty F*cking Good Toast (PFGT) is having a residency at Machine No. 3 in Well Street, serving Tuesdays to Saturdays from 5th October 2016. All of the toast is sourdough, and the toppings are pretty advenurous, for example one has verbena harissa; walnuts; Gruyere melt; Dandelion on it. There will also be lots f Beavertown beer to enjoy in the bar. Haters gonna hate, but often there's nothing nicer than something delicious on toast, and I can't wait to try this one!
"Gourmet toast specialists Pretty F*cking Good Toast (PFGT) will be holding an evening pop-up residency at Machine No. 3 throughout October. The event is being held in collaboration with craft beer lords Beavertown brewery.
“Toast is our thing. But not just any toast… pretty f*cking good toast,” PFGT founder Dave Darmanin said. “We take all the ingredients, skill, finesse and twiddly-bits of fine dining, and serve it up on toasts so fancy you could wear them on your head at Ascot Ladies Day.”
Darmanin had a stint working at Noma, so you get the idea. Starting out 20 years ago cooking for the homeless in Malta, he studied culinary arts and hospitality management before he became a food writer by day and restaurant chef-owner by night. Chef Darmanin moved to London via cooking a lot of pasta in Italy. After sampling the street food scene here, he packed up his wooden spoons and hasn’t looked back.
“We're very excited about working with a chef who's worked at Noma here at Machine No. 3. Moreso when it's about taking a fine British staple like toast to the next level,” Machine No. 3 co-founder Lauren Johns said.
Machine No. 3 is a neighbourhood bar on Well Street in Homerton, from the creative minds behind The Three Compasses in Dalston – siblings Lauren and Antony Johns, and their French partner Briac Le Camus. The name is derived from the extraordinary setting of the bar – a dilapidated old laundry on the corner of Well Street which the trio have transformed into a bar.
"Well Street is a buzzing up-and-coming area in Hackney and we believe that offering a unique food product paired with Beavertown's expertly crafted beer will very much complement the vibe this area of London is getting so well know for.""
Sourdough; verbena harissa; walnuts; Gruyere melt; Dandelion* (optional pancetta) - 7/9
Sourdough; sea-salt butter; asparagus; marmite; Lincolnshire poacher; rose petals (optional pancetta) - 8/10
Sourdough; thyme butter; duck salami (Cannon & Cannon); Parmesan; dark chocolate; water celery* - 10
Sourdough; seaweed butter; smoked haddock; burrata; wood sorrel* - 10
Snacks & sides:
Kimchi – 3
Sauerkraut - 3
Beer sticks - 3
When - Tuesdays to Saturday evenings from 5th October 2016
Where - Machine No.3, 271 Well Street, E9 6RG
Link - Pretty Fucking Good Toast
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