Various areas of London have been blooming with all number of foodie treats this year, but one blossoming area that's most appreciated by Hot Dinners (as it's our backyard) is Islington. And that's why we're particularly pleased to see that the successor to this year's popular Feast is taking place on Islington Square in early December for a special pre-Christmas appearance.
It's accompanied by a highly impressive range of contributors who will all be providing food, cocktails and much more for the gathered festive throng. The list - so far - features:
Anna Mae's - Background Bars - Big Apple Hot Dogs - Caravan - Ceviche - Coco Face - Elliots - Hix - Kitchenette - La Piadina Pronta - Lily Vanilli - Lucky Chip - Meringue Girls - Midnight Steakout - Mishkin's - Moro - Naamyaa Cafe - Pizza Pilgrims - Pomp De Franc - Rainbo - Randall and Aubin - The Charles Lamb - The Modern Pantry - Tonkotsu - Waffle On - York and Albany - Yum Bun
And their menus are as follows;
- Hot Chocolate with fiery spiced chilli gingerbread from Lily Vanilli
- Warming and comforting Chorizo Bocas from Bocaface
- Piggy Smalls – mac ‘n’ cheese topped with pulled pork, pickled red onions and house made BBQ from Anna Maes
- Alan Yau and his brand new modern Bangkok cafe Naamyaa
- Rich and zingy Chicken Karahi with rice and a side of Torrie Gajjar Salad from Delhi Grill
- ‘Make your own pizza’ from the Pizza Pilgrims boys (On Sat & Sun afternoons only)
- Oysters – and a Louisiana Pulled Pork in a bun from Randall & Aubin
- Japanese gyoza dumplings, together with a crunchy Asian slaw, edamame beans and fresh miso soup from Rainbo
- Ceviche Alianza Lima from Ceviche as well as a DJ set from Ceviche founder Martin Morales
- Rich and slurpy Tonkotsu Ramen from Tonkotsu
- Yum Bun ‘festive bun’ (details TBC)
- York & Albany’s famous Salted Pretzel Peppered Squid
- Fabulously meaty and wonderful Elliot’s Burger from Elliot’s
You can also expect Bompas & Parr to be there too for a special experiment for which they “plan on casting a haunting and eerie glow on the upturned faces of the assembled attendees of the FEAST. A total sensory assult”. There will also be live entertainment, including a display by the Royal London Ballet. And the whole thing will be covered, so there's no need to worry about the heavens opening.
Feast runs from December 6-9 in Islington Square (just off Upper Street) and tickets cost £9 from the Feast website.