“Generally I don’t get too excited by the producer stalls. These tend to fall into one of four categories: sauces, cheese, baked goods or sausages. Great for snacking on, I’m not going to knock a freebie sample, but I’m not likely to make a purchase either. Anyway, on to the food:
Crisp fried summer squid salad from Benares run by Atul Kochhar. I have never had anything as crispy as these squid rings. Absolutely brilliant. The squid has a great little chilli kick.
Rabbit Siciliana from L’Anima run by Francesco Mazzei. This was my second favourite dish. Plenty of well cooked flavoursome rabbit with a very savoury sauce and the pistachio and mushroom.
Braised pork cheek, garlic and bay leaf, various onions and curry oil from Maze. My dish of the event. It was everything you want from a braised piece of meat, soft yielding flesh (it was so tender I could have eaten it with a spoon) packed with flavour. The onions and other garnishes provided beautiful accompaniments that managed to enhance the pork without upstaging it. Delicious. I cannot wait to go to Maze.”