You could win a pair of VIP tickets to The Big Feastival on Sunday September 1 on Alex James’s farm in the Cotswolds, plus a mega hamper of prizes from the producers exhibiting at the festival, including goodies such as a Lavazza coffee machine, 12-year aged single malt Scotch whisky from Highland Park, Pommery champagne and a set of knives from Flint & Flame.
The lucky winners can look forward to performances from the likes of The Feeling, Take That’s Mark Owen and KT Tunstall, as well as fabulous food and cookery demonstrations from the likes of Jamie Oliver, Gennaro Contaldo, Valentine Warner, Bruno Loubet, Gizzi Erskine, Rachel Khoo and the Chiappa Sisters. And that’s not to mention all the shopping opportunities! For all Big Feastival information, visit www.thebigfeastival.com
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In case you didn’t know, Scandinavia is cool right now. The food, the fashion, the facial hair – plus the Vikings have invaded the British Museum. All we need next is a healthy economy, a reliable public transport system and a sense of social justice, and London will be indistinguishable from Oslo. Meanwhile in Hackney, there’s yet another Northern European-inspired incursion. Or apparently so: the website claims this bar-restaurant-club draws on ‘a Nordic aesthetic’, although it’s not immediately obvious within. Oslo occupies the previously deserted old Hackney rail station and takes on a bit of a railway theme with its luggage-rack lighting, plus there are industrial stylings that give the whole place a Janet Jackson ‘Rhythm Nation’ video feel. The restaurant part is rather fancy, its food incorporating a few of the forages, pickles, jellies and marinations of New Nordic cooking. The kitchen is regularly given over to guest chefs, and you have to book – it’s always heaving. Eat in the bar and the food is more straightforward. Where once the standard snack in pubs was a toastie, sausage roll or pork pie, now it’s the slider or fried chicken. These are served alongside frankly obscene portions of chips, slathered with the likes of cured bacon fat and bacon salt, or braised oxtail, gravy and cheese. There’s a commendable range of craft beers from the vicinity, including a couple from Five Points Brewing just five minutes up the road at the Downs.Head upstairs and you’ll find a
Venue says: “Join us every Thursday night until late for Soul Soul Soul – a night of vinyl appreciation with DJs playing soul, funk, disco and more.”