Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The Underground Night Market

The Underground Night Market

Last week I had the best Friday night I have had in a very long time. I got to go food shopping and eat lovely organic food at Kerstin Rodgers - aka Ms Marmite’s Underground Night Market.
Famously known for her successful pop up restaurant, Kerstin Rosgers soon published a book ‘Supper Club’ and now she annually holds a market in her home!  I am yet to taste her cuisine but will be signing up to supper club as soon as possible after hearing all the night market guests rave about not only what a wonderful person she is, but what delicious food she has to offer. 

The Underground Night Market was set up to attract a younger, after work crowd and it certainly did. The place was packed and we all squeezed past each other and politely waited for our turn to walk down the tiny yet amazing spiral staircase that took us from the terrace down to the garden where there were rows of market stalls offering all sorts of delicious produce. There was everything you could wish for - a bar in the bathtub, cocktails on the ironing board, music from Shekoyokh and Tom Baker by the bonfire, cooking demonstrations in the kitchen, hot food, food to buy for the weekend, crafts and the dragon's den for food businesses.

The things that stood out for me were the kimichi cheese burger and spicy Italian Squisito sausages (I bought a few Tunscano and Chihuahua’s to take home with me). For the weekend I also bought a pack of organic duck eggs from Treflach farm, smoked goats cheese and smoked blue cheese from TheArtisan Smokehouse and Fino Robiola (cow/goat/sheeps milk), which is a fresh, young, creamy northern Italian cheese from La Cremerie

The event was such a success that a friend and I now want to host our own. It’s no wonder the underground food market/'food rave’ (click here for more details) is the great new sport to grace the streets of San Fransico, let's hope that this trend really takes off in London too.

The View from the Terrace

Squisito Italian Sausages
Squisito Tuscano Sausage
Marmelo Preserves
Kimchi Cheese Burger
Talking Treflach Farm
Cocktails on the ironing board
La Musica

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