Jason Allen 21/08/23
Future Of Food | Partner Content
The only accurate prediction we can make about the future of food…
…is that we’ll probably end up eating our words.
But the people behind Future Of Food have a considerably shinier culinary crystal ball at their disposal. It’s a week-long food festival hitting Regent Street & St James’s next month, and it’s going to feature a veritable banquet of supperclubs, talks, tastings, masterclasses, and indeed actual banquets, all focused on what tomorrow holds for our tastebuds.
There’s a lot of exciting things to do, so allow us to break it down in a digestible manner, starting with the events, which will include everything from a next-gen urban farm; to knowledge-drops about reusable ingredients or eating in outer space; supperclubs that range from Michelin-starred feasts to alfresco banquets; and masterclasses in everything from classic oyster shucking to cutting-edge mixology. Here are just a few of the many highlights:
MICHELIN STARRED MENUS – taking place at some of the area’s finest restaurants (Alex Dilling at Hotel Cafe Royal, Wild Honey St James’s, and The Ritz.) these exclusive dinners will see Michelin Starred chefs create bespoke one-off menus for the evening, which will be presented by the Chef themselves with a brief insight into their vision for future of food.
ON STREET FEASTS – this one sounds amazing. You’ll sit on an alfresco banqueting table on one of London’s most restaurant-heavy streets (Heddon Street and/or St James’s Market) in which you’ll get to experience four of its best restaurants without getting up, with every course of this gloriously long lunch coming from a different eatery, and delivered straight to the table.
SEA THE FUTURE – true to its name, this lineup of events will include a one-off dinner at one of Britain’s most prestigious seafood restaurants, an oyster shucking masterclass at the inimitable Bentley’s, a tasting menu from a very high-end fish market Milos and a collaboration dinner with Secret Smokehouse & Wiltons.
CHEF ALL STARS: TASTE & TALK – featuring three of the country’s most revered, all-female, sustainability minded chefs: Chantelle Nicholson (Apricity), Anna Haugh (Myrtle), and Sally Abe (The Pem) will all host a live, after-hours cooking demo and tasting.
And that’s just a mere soupçon of what to expect. There’ll also be dinners focusing on reusing & repurposing ingredients, and mixology masterclasses from sustainable spirits brand Sapling, who’ll be creating bespoke drinks using herbs from none other than the festival’s urban farm.
Oh yes, did we mention that? The festival is going to have its own Urban Farm. And we’re not talking about a trumped-up petting zoo with a couple of goats and a donkey. We mean a cutting-edge vision into the future of urban agriculture, with the latest tech growing micro-herbs and other produce, which you can explore yourself with hands-on tours, harvestings, tastings, and more.
And the cherry on top of this gigantic cake? That would be the multitue of discounts, giveaways, and special menus that’ll be available throughout the festival, and across Regent Street & St James’s restaurants, bars, pubs and coffee shops. So even if you can’t make it to the events themselves, you can still treat yourself. So one way or another…
…we foresee some good food in your future.
NOTE: Future Of Food takes place between 18th – 24th September 2023 at venues across Regent Street & St James’s. You can find out more, and book tickets to the various events at the website right here.
Future Of Food | Regent Street & St James’s, W1
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