Last weekend we went to Jamie Oliver’s Feastival in Clapham Common. We got cheap tickets from one of the London daily deal sites and kids under 12 were free (yippee!) so cheap gourmet food, live music and entertainment for the kids how could we go wrong?
The biggest draw for a lover of food like me was the opportunity to try food from several London restaurants on the cheap (£5 per meal). There were heaps of other yummy things on offer (gelato anyone?) and we started our day off with fresh cut watermelon.
We’re nothing if not eager eaters in this family…
Hubby graciously got me a pina colada to qualm my whining about wanting one of those pineapple thingies! It’s a whole pineapple honey, a WHOLE pineapple and I get a squiggly straw…what on earth could beat that?
Meet the scrum-diddly-umptious Homemade Foccacia with slow roasted pork and crisp fennel and leaf salad from Jamie Oliver’s restaurant Fifteen
Then from Four o Nine we had Pomegranate roasted duck breast with bulgur wheat and almond herbed salad…it was pretty darn good!
I think our kiddo’s were some of the only kids with the culinary courage to try anything other than the battered fish and chips and the chicken skewers. The people serving at the Franklins stall were a little surprised to have a 5 year old and 7 year old show up asking for the rabbit and ale stew
Alex went for the Pork Taco’s from Wahaca
nom nom nom nom…Zizzi Gelato
…and then I tasted the best brownie ever to have touched my lips, and I’m a bit of a brownie whore, I’ve had a lot of ’em! This was from Lily’s and I could have eaten 20 of their triple chocolate brownies with fresh raspberries and vanilla chantilly cream
In the interest of our sanity we decided to get the boys to burn off some energy. There was a Little Dudes Den
Other than an unfortunate dog poop incident (Master 5 managed to pick up enough poop to cover his entire shoe bottom…serves me right for sending him under a very bushy tree to pee, dog owners clearly had the same clever idea to save them selves having to baggy that poop)…it was an awesome day out