Uyen Luu, author of ‘My Vietnamese Kitchen’, will be preparing the starter. Luu creates delicious Vietnamese dishes passed on from her family. Uyen said: "I've been hosting supper clubs for nearly 5 years at my home in Hackney and it’s changed my life! To take part at The Big Feastival is so exciting. I am sure the atmosphere is going to be amazing and electric!"
Food writer, James Ramsden, who recently published his latest book ‘Love Your Lunchbox’, will supply the main course. James said; “I'm incredibly excited to be part of The Big Feastival's Supper Club. Having run one of my own in a London flat for several years it's going to be fun transporting the idea to a field in Oxfordshire. Doing the main course after the brilliant Uyen Luu's Vietnamese-style starter is a somewhat daunting honour, so I'm going to try to take the Vietnamese thing further but add my own take, grilling whole collars of pork with masses of South East Asian flavours, and serving with some smashed sesame noodles and pickled vegetables. Can't wait.“
Finishing The Big Feastival Supper Club menu will be the dynamic duo Jackson & Levine, AKA Laura Jackson and Alice Levine serving dessert. Jackson & Levine, stars of TV and radio, bonded over their love of food, going on to launch their very own supper club earlier this year. Alice and Laura said: “We are so thrilled to be cooking at this year's Big Feastival. We've gone for Eton mess with a twist. We wanted to do a summer classic with some really interesting flavours. It should be the perfect end to what will be an incredible feast.”
Canapés will be provided by Kim Somauroo and Laura Field, who host regular supper clubs at Jamie’s Fifteen.
The Big Feastival Supper Club will take place under the canopy of the AEG Big Kitchen which will be transformed into an al fresco dining experience from 8 – 10pm. All food & drink is included and profits go to The Jamie Oliver Foundation.
Menu as follows:
AMUSE BOUCHE by Kim Somauroo & Laura Field
Beetroot breaded crab croquette, sweetcorn & a spicy crab bisque foam.
STARTER by Uyen Luu
Fresh rice paper rolls with prawns & green mango, Vietnamese herbs served with a pineapple & lime dip. Vegetable curry swirls, chicken salad with kohlrabi, red onion, cabbage, pistachios & a chilli fish sauce dressing.
MAIN COURSE by James Ramsden
Slow cooked Vietnamese style pork collar, smashed sesame noodles, pickled vegetables & a fragrant herb salad.
DESSERT by Jackson & Levine
Home-made meringues with summer berries & rosewater cream, topped with pistachios and candied flowers.
The tickets for the Supper Club are available at £69 per person. Please note that you must have a Friday Day or Weekend ticket to gain entry to the festival.
The Big Feastival presented by Jamie Oliver & Alex James returns with its best line-up yet from 29 – 31 August. Boasting three days of family fun, new to the festival this year, Alex and Jamie will be getting the party started early on Friday 29th with entertainment from Guilty Pleasures,Bjorn Again and Fleetwood Bac. This year’s headliners are Fatboy Slim on Saturday 30th andJamie Cullum on Sunday 31st. It wouldn’t be The Big Feastival without the UK’s favourite chefs taking to the stage and joining Jamie himself will be Gennaro Contaldo, Monica Galetti, Gizzi Erskine, Rachel Khoo and Levi Roots to name just a few. The Big Feastival offers fun for all the family with the brilliant Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park making a welcome return to the festival and live performances from CBeebies Superstars Justin Fletcher and Ben Faulks a.k.aMr Bloom and many more.