Foodie Friday XIII

Bank holidays always create lots of excitement at Sauce HQ and with Monday 6th May slowly edging into sight, this week’s Foodie Friday will focus on what the first bank holiday weekend in May has to offer us.

Whilst we can’t guarantee that the sun’s going to shine, there are still plenty of other things going on to keep us occupied over the three- day break.

Here’s a breakdown of a few foodie things that we think might be worth checking out:


London’s Brewing



This first-time festival is heading to The Brewhouse in Hackney from the 4th – 5th  May. Beer lovers will be happy to hear that there will be over 100 different beers on offer which have all been carefully crafted by 40 different London breweries. All the beers entered at the festival will also compete for prizes in their categories.  For those keen to step away from the pints, local food produce, live bands and DJ’s will also be on hand.

Tickets range from £5 for festival entrance up to £20 for the full package which includes  nine beers.



Forage for a Feast



This unusual feast is for anyone looking to turn their own finds into something tasty. The day-long event sees foragers meet at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park at 10.30am on Saturday 4th May for a quick introduction to wild food, herbs and the art of foraging. After that, everyone will have the chance to take a wander around the park hunting for unusual ingredients. During the afternoon, everyone will head to the kitchen along, with their haul, to be taught how to turn their finds into a tasty meal.

Tickets cost £50.



Afternoon Tea at The Modern Pantry



For anyone who’s lucky enough to have the Friday afternoon off as well as the Monday, The Modern Pantry in St Johns Square is offering a six- course afternoon tea (where each course comes with a specially paired tea.) The quaint pantry will be serving up a selection of pastries, sandwiches and toffees. Be quick, as this is only available on the Friday as the Pantry is closed for works on the Sunday and Monday.

Tickets cost £38 and also include a jar of Lalani & Co tea.



Dorset Knob Throwing and Food Festival



Despite having a rather elusive name, this event always draws in the crowds. On Sunday 5th May, people flock to Cattistock near Dorchester, Dorset to try their hand at Knob throwing. Under a strict set of rules which have been developed over the years, people are encouraged to throw the knob (a large biscuit made from dough and lots of sugar) as far as they can and compete to break the record set in 2009 by Philip German – Ribon, who managed to hurl the knob a whopping 26.10 metres.



3 nights for the price of 2 at the Priory Bay Hotel, Isle of Wight



For anyone looking to make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend and head away for a few nights,   the beautiful Priory Bay Hotel on the Isle of Wight is offering 3 nights for the price of 2.  Head Chef, Oliver Stephens and Sommelier, James Trevaskis have both returned to Priory Bay after travelling the world and have developed a delicious menu which guests can enjoy in their magnificent Island Room restaurant over- looking the Solent.




By Lauren Hill