On Saturday 25th September, The Brickhouse in East London will host The Experimental Food Society Spectacular – a glamorous gourmet exhibition and evening banquet. Society members and rising stars of the UK food scene will showcase their unique talents in a daytime exhibition at the stunning event space on Brick Lane. This will be followed by an extraordinary banquet where diners will be invited to feast on the edible artworks while enjoying a night of food-inspired performance. It’s guaranteed to be a feast for all five senses!
Featuring a quirky mix of jellymongers, bread artists, one-of-a-kind dining conceptualists, cake artists, food performers and chocolate sculptors to name a few, the event promises to be a spectacular display of Britain’s ground-breaking culinary artists. Guests will include food writer Stefan Gates; infamous jelly artists Bompas & Parr; the ChocStar van; the Rebel Dining Society; the Curious Confectioner; cupcake goddess Lily Vanilli; and international chocolate painter Sid Chidiac.
For just £5 per ticket, visitors to the daytime show can take part in interactive exhibits, sample the edible art, watch some of the artists as they create their works on site and pick up recipes and tips on how to get experimental in the kitchen. There will be a child-friendly installation for your mini-gourmets and the chance to meet some of the movers and shakers of the food arts industry.
From 7.30pm and priced at £75, the banquet finale will see 100 diners partaking in a unique multi-sensory dining experience. They will feast on the artworks in a five-course menu designed by Matthew Reuter (head chef at The Brickhouse) and Experimental Food Society members. Accompanied by a series of food-themed performances, the interactive evening will end with DJ sets by the Broken Hearts.
Founded by Alexa Perrin, The Experimental Food Society is an organization that celebrates food as an art form by bringing together some of the UK’s most-talented gourmet artists. As well as an annual Spectacular, the Society features an online members directory and a series of talks and events. You can find out more about the society and the Spectacular on their website.