There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home

I’m no Dorothy Gale but I do love my home town of Reigate so when we had the opportunity to join the maiden Reigate Street Eats I clicked the heels of my red converse together three times.

The towns tunnel was the perfect setting for the Market even the rain couldn’t touch us. Once we had the oven lit we carefully place our home cured whole sides of salmon inside and wood roasted them to perfection.

With live music playing away in the back ground and delicious smells filling the high street the tunnel was soon bustling with hungry people.

We served our salmon with a jersey royal salad topped with a choice or either Salsa Verde or Salsa Rossa. The Rossa (made with tomato, garlic, charred peppers, herbs and a hint of chilli) won the day, seems like Reigate favours a little heat!

The Market Stores joined in the fun showcasing the new Fullers Beer Frontier as well dishing up Piri Piri chicken kebabs. Vintage Dotty dazzled everyone with her beautiful caravan and scrumptious cakes.  New kids on the block Number 4 Sundaes with their amazing all natural ice creams, Toston Tolon brought their unique Venezuelan fare to a very appreciative audience, El Dorado gave us a little Mexican and the Mobile Pizzeria brought the shiny red “Scarlette” and pumped out the pizza.

Just in case anyone was still hungry we brought along our original Wood Roasted Vanilla Pod Plums, (now known affectionately as Dickie’s Plums) topped with homemade Amaretti crumble and Green & Blacks white chocolate cheesecake, a match for any sweet  tooth!

The whole event was organised by the marvellously unstoppable Philippa and her trusty partner in crime Paul, have they got the energy to do some more…can monkeys fly?

Fly my pretties, fly!

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The Gloves are off!…

The Gloves are off!…

This has to be our most star spangled spectacular event so far. The White Collar Boxing event held at The Park Club was like something out the movies.

We didn’t know what to expect when we rolled up but once we saw the Sky Sports camera crew we knew it was big. The club was buzzing with people ready to watch their friends knock 7 bells out of each other (over a glass of fizz, of course).

We stood knees knocking with the big guns in street food, in the blue corner the sensational Bangra Burger, in the red the knock out Bell & Brisket and overseeing proceedings the Haymaker Dogtown.

We served up char grilled courgette, broad bean & lemon zest pizza and a fennel salami & smoked garlic mushrooms, they went fast, we nearly went down but thankfully the Eye of the Tiger pulled us through.

It was a fabulous night, even the boxers were grinning ear to cauliflower ear and it was all in aid of the wonderful Russell Dawkins Back on Track Charity which raised a staggering £28,000

We love our job.

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Where’s Wally?

Where’s Wally?

Last weekend we got down with our bad selves and hit the uber- cool ‘Where’s Wally’ themed Urban Food Fest at Shorditch.  Thankfully we quickly dropped our sad granddad street talk before anyone shouted ‘We’ve found Wally’ and did what we do best…wood roast.

We got our hands on some delicious demi brioche buns from The Chalet Bakery, these are made with eggs and butter making the perfect burger bun.

We stuffed these to the rafters with succulent slow roasted pork, which is cooked really really slowly (minimum cooking time is 12hrs). We get our pork from Downs View Farm in West Sussex. It’s well worth paying a little more for happy pigs, they have much less fat so little waste and you really can taste the difference.

Each bun was then topped with our homemade slaw which is a luscious purple and tastes a little like succotash and to finish a good dollop of cucumber pickle. Finally a side of paprika coated crackling, in case the massive bun wasn’t quite enough!

We met some fantastic people and amazing street food traders, I also had the best brownie I have EVER tasted from South East Cakery.

It’s a great Saturday night out but don’t eat before you go, you’re gonna need some room!

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