Last Saturday Charlie and I attended the long awaited Southbanquet. It was a spectacular end to the Southbank Centre’s summer-long Festival of Neighbourhood. The aim of the festival was to explore community life in this modern world and discover what it means to live side by side.
The atmosphere was relaxed, cosy and warm. Smoking BBQ in the corner and bottles of pale ale waiting on the tables put all 500 people in a good mood.
We were seated on the Royal Festival Hall Riverside terrace where we enjoyed some good food. The food was prepared by Eco-Chef Tom Hunt, former River Cottage chef and founder of The Forgotten Feast.
The Chef fed us with ethically-sourced food. Charlie and I enjoyed the chicken skewers, ribs and chorizo sausage, lovely bread, potatoes and salad with minty dressing, which we shared with other 498 people. Vegetarian option was also available. Well done Tom!
A little bit breezy, but such a lovely evening. What a hearty summer send off.