From eel porridge to seaweed butter, visitors to Craft London during the Urban Village Fete will be in store for an unusual and tasty experience.
Steve Parle’s modern British restaurant in North Greenwich is treating punters to two exclusive events during the event on Sunday, May 15.
There will be Foragers Feasts at lunch time and at 7pm, which will be served on sharing tables at Craft, overlooking the fete.
Visitors will be able to dig into a four-course meal based on the bounty of spring at the farm and in the hedgerows.
First up is the pelt sourdough flat bread with smoked wild leek butter seaweed, wild herbs, crispy pigs ear and slow cooked egg, or asparagus, mead and anchovy sauce.
This is followed by a wild garlic smoked eel porridge before either a serving of hot smoked sea trout, pea leaves and charcoal emulsion or wood grilled lamb with seaweed butter, wild cabbage and smoked mussels.
For dessert are blossom and honey, rhubarb and butter biscuits, buttermilk pudding, green walnut liquor, rosemary canele, brandy cherries and milk ice cream.
But for those who want to get a bit more hands-on, there is a one-day cold smoking introductory course at noon, where participants will be taught how to hot-smoke mackerel and herring under the tutelage of Craft’s smoker-in-chief Chris Box, from London Smokehouse.
They will also turn herrings and kippers to take home and smoke in the cold smoker, which they will be building during the day.
Tickets for the Foragers Feasts cost £40 and the one-day cold smoking introductory course costs £25.
Other food vendors include Anna Mae’s Mac ’N’ Cheese, Le Swine, Bus Bar, The Cheese Truck, Yum Jungle and Claw.
And also lined up for visitors will be Gilles Peterson’s headline set and a series of talks by Robert Elms while numerous walkabout acts perform including giant slinkies and a brass band playing 1990s house.