Carlsberg don’t do one-off, Mexican-inspired communal Sunday lunch feasts…
…Which is frankly a good thing, as we can only imagine they’d be hugely under-equipped, both in terms of culinary knowledge and general restauranting wherewithal, to do so.
Instead, these things are generally best left to foodie entrepreneurs like Freddie Janssen, Young British Foodies award winner, co-founder of FAT, author of Pickled, and, coincidentally, really good chef.
She’s taking over the kitchen at Carousel this Sunday as part of the My Hungry Valentine open kitchen project: essentially a kind of culinary Eurovision for up and coming chefs, but with fewer dodgy outfits and
more talent. Putting together a slap-up meal with all the conviviality of a family Sunday gathering, she’ll be knocking up indulgent Mexican food alongside complimentary vino from Rhone Valley and lashings of cocktails with her signature fermented twist.
As a little sneak preview of the menu, you can expect starter plates like pork skin with corn and chilli, duck liver chips and a mallard and burnt quince salsa, washed down with Tepache-ilada: an exclusive pineapple and beer cocktail first created in collaboration with Missy Flynn of Rita’s in Hackney. All of which makes a perfectly tantalising lead-up to the main event; barbecued venison, with sides of smokey beets and mole sauces, and decadently finished off with a dessert that is described in some circles as “quite healthy”; avocado and chocolate nemesis.
…We can think of worse foods to be enemies with.
NOTE: Freddie’s Mexican feast is taking place this Sunday 15th January, 12.30-4pm at Carousel. Tickets are £45 pp all inclusive and can be purchased HERE.
Carousel | 71 Blandford Street, W1U 8AB
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