Over the late August Bank Holiday weekend, we were lucky enough to be cooking for crowds of happy festival-goers at the amazing Big Feastival, on Alex James’ Farm in The Cotswolds. This year was the festival’s 10th birthday, and was two years in the making having been cancelled last year. That extra long wait only made it more the sweeter, though, and it was an amazing event to be a part of.
We were invited to host the Feast On The Farm tent for the weekend, which was the festival’s sit-down dining offering. For a festival that’s all about food and music, this was a real honour. We served breakfast, lunch and dinner all three days of the festival, feeding an estimated 500 hungry people over the long weekend. Our menu was a celebration of Cornwall, featuring a selection of produce from some of the great growers, farmers and fishermen that we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep. If you want to see what we cooked up for folks, and what Cornish produce we championed, then scroll on down to see the menus.
A huge thanks to The Big Feastival’s arts and entertainment director Felicity for inviting us to host the feast tent, and to the crew of Cornish champions who travelled up to cook and host alongside me. Keith, Molly, Tom, Gee, Sam, Liz, Louise, Libby, Alex, Alice, Tom, Bambi, Gemma and Paige, you were incredible. It was a full-on weekend, and so much fun, and I hope that we’ll be invited back next year – I’ve already got ideas for how we can make things even more special.
Breakfast on the Farm
Gorse Bakery Cinnamon Bun
St Ewe Eggs Shakshuka with Focaccia (optional Cornish Black Pudding)
Coffee & Juice
Feast On The Farm
Cornish Carrot Dip with Crackers and Nigella Seeds
Smoked Mackerel Pate & Pickled Shallots
Porthilly Oysters with Mignonette Dressings
Smoked Striploin Cornish Beef
Smoked Squash with Sage & Roasted Apple (V)
Cornish Mid Potatoes
Burnt Heritage Tomatoes & Spring Onions with Mustard Dressing
(Wild Gorse Meringue, Mead-Stewed Fruit with Cornish Rose & Smoked Honey served with Rodda’s Clotted Cream)