“Enjoy a one-off globally inspired three-course meal … and say goodbye to London 2012 in style. “
“There’s no real concise way to explain the ‘world table’ which is a really remarkable and stunningly put together piece of art … It’s very theatrical and magical. You don’t normally end up talking to people sitting next to you who you don’t know, but this encourages that little bit of friendliness which has taken hold of London since the Olympics began. The table created this romantic, magical setting, all the white candles and the little fairy lights sparkling beneath the tables, which made an incredibly unique backdrop for an adventurous dinner.”
“We can’t think of a more appropriate way to round off an incredible fortnight.”
“Food lovers take note, here is a spectacular event for you set amidst a wonderful backdrop of the globe in three-dimensions … Having been treated to three tasty courses, it was time to snap some more photos as the sun set and the cities came to life with gaps created for light to stream through. A stunning feature for a wonderful dinner.”
“The idea is that a different world cuisine is offered every night to 80 guests seated around the sculpture. This is a fantastic antidote to the McDonalds and Cola offerings in the Olympic Park, and curating the culinary offerings, is Kerstin Rodgers aka MsMarmitelover who launched the underground restaurant movement in the UK in 2009. She’s gathered together her fellow chefs to deliver different menus, from their own parts of the world, for 20 nights.”
“The enormous map table is hugely impressive, and certainly unique – I’ve never seen anything like it, in person or in pictures. The main table surface represents sea level; major land depressions are represented by cut outs and land contours by sculpted shelving.”
“But it was the setting, rather than the food, that dominated the evening. The huge sculpted table, lit with candles to represent the world’s major cities and decorated with flowers made from old maps, served as both furniture and artwork as diners used the time between courses to explore the terrain around them.”
“The centre-piece of the evening is the remarkable dining-table, a huge sculptural art installation…Combining the subversive playfulness of the best supper clubs with a wonder-inducing artistic flair Global Feast is well worth seeking out. However, with celebrated chefs including Martin Morales of Cerviche (Soho) and Anna Hansen, founder of The Modern Pantry (Clerkenwell) amongst those taking a turn in the pop-up kitchen, it is worth booking soon as, unlike at some Olympic events, there won’t be many empty seats at Global Feast.”
“If you’re going to be involved [in the Olympics], then damn well do it properly, as has Alex Haw, of Atmos, with his superb Global Feast. Two glorious weeks of cutting-edge cuisine…fabulous culinary melee is set around a unique table centrepiece… contoured loveliness… the pièce de résistance of a year of planning and technical calculation … exquisitely understated touches… Into each plate was scratched and inked a map, some drawing the shape of the Thames. Add to this scattered candles and flowering table decorations created from folded A-Zs and I began to feel as if I was at an incredibly upmarket and creative version of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Highly recommended”.
“Having attended the preview night of the 20-night banquet, it is safe to say that any guests attending this food fest will be in very safe hands. On arrival there is a very welcoming array of complimentary cocktails, courtesy of Courvoisier who will be supplying the welcome cocktail at each event. And where there are cocktails, mouth-watering canapés are not very far behind, with tantalizing treats crafted for the geography of the evening. Highlights from the preview night were Singapore with sticky rice cakes and preserved turnip; East Africa with Queen scallops with samphire, chilli and coriander on coconut rice; Sweden serving Kalix Bleek roe with fennel flower, sour cream and red onion. England was represented by Marmite on toast made by the host with homemade sourdough.
Mirroring the rich diversity of London, and capturing its extensive home-restaurants food scene, Global Feast is set to be a hit for all palates.”
“It is also a unique opportunity to eat off a sculpture. Where else will you be able to eat Key Lime Pie off a work of art? It is absolutely a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience supper club cooking from around the world as the world gathers to compete.”
“each night of the Games a bunch of Britain’s top restaurant and supper club chefs will cook their signature dishes, to diners sat around an actual scale (we almost put ‘actual scale’ in capitals) model of the world (bumps included. Bagsy Liechtenstein!), at Stratford Town Hall – just minutes from the Olympic Park – with each night being dedicated to a different nation. And chefs taking part include Martin Morales from Ceviche and Anna Hansen from The Modern Pantry, so you know it’s no shoddy affair.”
“Global Feast is a really exciting experience and we’re thrilled to be part of it.”
“Taking place in the courtyard at Stratford Town Hall, there will be a selection of foods from a different corner of the world on offer every night, with some of the world’s best chefs taking charge of the kitchen every evening. With a selection of musicians, performers and artists on hand, this is sure to be a cultural extravaganza, celebrating everything the Games stand for. So, why not dine like a king and sample the world’s best food in these amazing surroundings.”
“Whether you have a penchant for Persian or a taste for Thai (see what we did there?), there is a night to suit everyone’s needs.”
“The star is the table, a 16-metre long, three-dimensional map of the world. Guests sit along the edges of continents, with holes allowing them to peer down into the Mariana Trench, while Mount Everest stands two metres above the ground. The bar, stretching along one side, is Antarctica. It is insanely beautiful.”
“an astonishing 20-night lineup of exceptional cuisine…a delicious culinary adventure…the realization of Haw’s long-held ambition to seat people at the tallest table in the world…”
“If you haven’t quite realised your ambition to eat your way around the world just yet, then now’s your chance”
” such a fine array of multicultural goodies…particularly thrilling…a triumph of epic proportions… With twenty nights of these marvellous treats, Lord knows how anyone will choose which evening to go to”
“Each bite proves succulent and suprising – refined, intense. A Feast…a very unique setting…this is THE pop-up of the summer”
“a delightful evening… a delicious selection of world canapés … It’s enough to tempt me to sign up for every single night of the feast…You wont be disappointed”
” just as global in reach as the big show next door… is Global Feast. A twenty nights foodie fandango”
“Atmos… has designed an astonishing 80-seater art installation in a three-dimensional model of the world as the setting for the event.
It is just the sort of wildly ambitious, curiously eccentric and ultimately feelgood project that makes London the stimulating and inspiring city it is.”
”Circumnavigating the world has never been easier”
“Olympics for the foodies…”
“grab your chance to experience this one-off, unrepeatable, amazing dining venue. – “We are such stuff as dreams are made on”.
“If the Olympics isn’t your cuppa, perhaps Global Feast can fill the gap. Eat your heart out, Opening Ceremony.”
“Global Feast… promises to look pretty spectacular.”
For press information and to arrange interviews with the Global Feast team, please contact Kate Johns at Nudge PR on 07801 442733 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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