latcui 4.12 – Latitude goes Feast-tastic this weekend
OnMarch 26, 2012
latcui 4.12 – Feast-tastic
Last Saturday we hosted a smorgasbord of nations (including two Swedes) – a pantheon of guests and cuisines. We had a total of 14 courses (!) over four hours leaving everyone stuffed but happy and well versed in the cooking of the region.
The longitude had a twang of Sovietscape sentiment – and the surprise revelation of amazing Kazakh food. The menu included a range of boiled and fried xinjiangian dim sum, some gorgeous Georgian starters, some Kazakh gutap-kazakh (herb parcels with lemon sour cream sauce), Tibetan shogo tang (roast potato soup with a tea broth), West Bengali tomato begun and dharosh bhaji, Kazakh soured mutton with dried fruits, and the finale of some Kazakh Samsa; awesome.
This weekend, Latitudinal Cuisine goes feast-tastic and hosts two amazing events. Spaces are booking fast so grab your place at the Canning Town Caravanserai on Saturday here or for the EAT with ART event on Sunday here.
The Caravanserai are building a magnificent long sheltered table to host a meal for up to a hundred people in their wonderful new community venue. Come join local neighbours and broader London guests on the evening before April Fools, Saturday 31st March, for drinks, music, a fashion show and a community dinner – cooked by and for all of us.
Everyone is asked to bring one small dish of food (enough to feed 4) using a recipe from your country, and to share it with the wider table. The evening is all about sharing – each other’s food, and most importantly, each other’s good company.
Canning Town Caravanserai is a welcoming oasis hosted by locals, open to all visitors. It is a locally-driven public space, capitalizing on London 2012’s energies and enthusiasm for sport, social enterprise and volunteering. It brings together trade, training, performance, a community garden, and a place to eat, drink and play before, during and after the London Olympic Games. Mixing a café with art workshops, food stalls with performance spaces, and enterprise units with allotments, it will be hosted by locals and open to all; in short, a community space run by the community.
18:00: Welcome Drinks (courtesy some great local shops!)
19.30: Fashion Show: African clothing from Hart Culture
21.00: Live Band
Canning Town Caravanserai (just north of Hallsville Road)
100-116 SilverTown Way, Canning Town, Newham, E16 1EA London
Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (GMT)
2.2: At Sunday lunchtime the following day, we co-host with ALISN the 2nd of our annual EAT with ART lunch feasts
EAT with ART is an unprecedented opportunity to dine in unison amongst the artworks inside a stunning art gallery overlooking a park and lake, and to talk & eat with all the artists, some of whom will introduce the works on show.
The gallery is playing host to the work of twelve brilliant artists curated from an international art competition – The Tower Hamlets Spring Open – this year themed with the topic “Scale and Place”. During the meal, the artists will be hiding dispersed among the guests; guests will rotate seats after each course, so you can hunt them all out . The artists are Tom Estes, Felicity Hammond, Rab Harling, Brian D Hodgson, Thorsten Knaub, Gina Lundy, Patrick Morrissey, Minou Norouzi, Emer O’Brien, Daniel Shanken, Rachel Wilberforce, and Mary Yacoob. The Artists Reception is Wednesday 28th March, 6-9pm, and the exhibition continues through the 7th April.
The custom-designed, glass-fronted Mile End Art Pavilion gracefully arcs through the sculptural & sumptuously landscaped Mile End park, offering great views, and opportunities for wandering around the lakes and gardens. You can even arrive for the lunch by boat, if you have one .
RESERVE YOUR PLACE AThttp://eatwithart2012.eventbrite.com ; £7 tickets cover the cost of hire and delivery. Due to the fragile nature of some of the art, the event cannot accommodate children under the age of 16.
Location: Mile End Art Pavilion, Grove Road, E3 4QY