Global Feast is an exciting new food experience offering a different world cuisine each night of the Olympics, as diners sit round a giant sculptural model of the world - 15-metres long, 6-metres wide and over 2-metres tall – an installation doubling as both table and seating, just a stone’s throw from the Olympic Park, at Stratford Town Hall.
Organised by Latitudinal Cuisine and curated and co-hosted by Kerstin Rodgers of The Underground Restaurant, an array of Britain’s top restaurant and supper club cooks have signed up to cook their signature dishes at the 20-date banquet. Each night’s four-course menu will reflect a different world cuisine, with twenty chefs including Martin Morales of Ceviche and Anna Hansen of The Modern Pantry taking turns to prepare a night’s banquet.
Each guest dines in a unique part of the sculptural space, designed by atmos - the art and architecture studio founded by Alex Haw - sitting on its oceans, dining off its coastlines, illuminated by its cities, enshadowed by its mountains – with a bespoke set of plates and napkins illustrating their location in the world.
To celebrate the Opening Ceremony of the Games, Global Feast hosts a truly British night featuring Kerstin Rodgers of the Underground Restaurant from England, stylish supper club hostess Aoife Behan from Scotland and Denise Baker-Mclean, Welsh finalist in Britain’s Best Dish. The next night will shift to Northern Europe with the evening cuisines then moving continually eastwards to end in Brazil - a symbolic handover to the 2016 Games.
This summer, as the whole world arrives in the capital for London 2012, Global Feast aims to celebrate London’s glorious melting pot. The event will mirror the rich multiplicity of this city’s population and its extensive home-restaurant food scene – the semi-secret ritual of local Londoners opening up their homes to host the city. We celebrate inclusivity, diversity and collectivity, welcoming and showcasing our local pantheon of global cultures.
· Global Feast 2012 – Around The World In 20 Days’ opens on Wed 25th July and ends on Monday 13th August.
· Venue: Stratford Old Town Hall, 29 The Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ
· For more information, menus, calendar and to purchase tickets for the evening - please go to the Global Feast website www.globalfeast2012.com
· Tickets cost £55 per person (£65 on weekends/£100 for the Opening Ceremony evening).
· Twitter: @globalfeast2012 Facebook: www.facebook.com/globalfeast2012
About Kerstin Rodgers, The Underground Restaurant
Kerstin Rodgers, a.k.a. MsMarmitelover, launched the underground restaurant movement in the UK in 2009 with her acclaimed eponymous supper club, well documented by her blog, The English Can Cook. Since then hundreds of supper clubs have started in London and around the UK. Her book Supper Club: Recipes and Notes from the Underground Restaurant, published by Harper Collins in 2011, was widely praised by chefs and critics ranging from Fay Maschler to Heston Blumenthal. The Irish Times called it “a pure joy to read... a thing of beauty”; The Daily Mail called it a “rare and beautiful thing... enormously enjoyable.” http://marmitelover.blogspot.co.uk
About Latitudinal Cuisine
Latitudinal Cuisine is an ongoing project to connect people by cooking, eating and discussing world food. Set up by Alex Haw in April 2009, the group organises collective weekly dinners?in London - and increasingly around the world - where guests cook food from the longitude corresponding to the day of the year.
Atmos is an award-winning studio producing highly-bespoke sculptural art and architecture.Their focus is on produc-?ing highly-crafted sensual spaces and designs that deploy cutting-edge fabrication technologies to produce kineaes- thetic sensory experiences that are meaningful and beautiful. Much of their work (including installations like Worldscape and projects for Canary Wharf (London) and the Sydney Observatory) involves the use of maps and digital mapping technologies, exploring the connectivity of people to their precise place in the world.
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