More additions to this years The Big Feastival

The summer’s ultimate music, food and family festival, The Big Feastival, has announced two exclusive dining experiences for this year.  The Friday Night Supper Club will take place on Friday 28 August and The Art of Dining’s ‘Gone Camping’ will host daily feasts at the festival.

This year’s Friday Night Supper Club in aid of The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation will be curated by the fantastic team at The Modern Pantry.  The restaurant was opened in 2008 by Anna Hansen MBE, it has won numerous awards including two AA rosettes, and has been listed as a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide.  Head Chef Rob Mcleary is a proud supporter of The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation’s Fifteen Apprenticeship Programme and the restaurant currently employs two former Fifteen Graduates, Joe Kerswell and John Emmerson. Joe and John have designed the mouth-watering Supper Club menu and alongside Rob, will be in charge of service on the night.

The Modern Pantry’s Friday Night 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.  As the Official Champagne Partner of the festival, Champagne Laurent-Perrier will treat guests to a glass of Champagne Laurent-Perrier NV Brut on arrival and they will also enjoy a specially matched glass of Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé with dessert.  All food and drink is included, with all profits from the evening going to The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation.  Tickets are priced at £75.

The Art of Dining is the brainchild of Moro trained Chef Ellen Parr and accomplished Set Designer Alice Hodge, who have received rave reviews for their incredible pop-up dining experiences since they launched four years ago.  As a UK summer festival exclusive, Ellen and Alice will be inviting visitors to put on their walking boots, pack their torches, fill up their hip flasks and come on an adventure with the The Art of Dining’s ‘Gone Camping’dining experience.  Each of the five courses will encapsulate the fun, experimental, sometimes charcoaled flavours of camping, taking visitors back in time to family holidays of yesteryear.  Tickets are priced at £65.

The Modern Pantry’s Friday Night Supper Club menu is as follows:


A glass of Champagne Laurent-Perrier NV Brut

A selection of breads

Sumac lavosh, Potato & rosemary focaccia, Smoked paprika flat bread 


Truffled edamame, lemon roast fennel & marinated feta filo tart 

‘Bulgogi’ – garlic, soy & sesame marinated beef sirloin, shredded carrot, crispy shallots

To Start

Cola marinated Denham Estate mutton chops, pineapple ketchup 

Beetroot & liquorice cured H Forman & Son’s salmon

Aubergine dengaku, pickled shimeji mushrooms, Thai basil cress 

Served with fennel, pomegranate & English wasabi slaw

From the BBQ

Char Siu Paddock Farm pork belly, fennel kimchee


Asparagus, peas, broad beans, marinated feta, mint, quinoa, toasted amchur pumpkin seeds, mustard greens, lemon & manuka honey dressing

Heritage tomato, grilled red & yellow peppers, basil, caraway & hazelnut crumbs, red endive, lemongrass & ginger dressing

Grilled corn on the cob, smoked chilli sambal butter 


Passionfruit & yuzu curd tart, tonka bean cream, summer berries

 Served with a glass of Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé

The Art of Dining’s ‘Gone Camping’ menu is as follows: 


A glass of Champagne Laurent-Perrier NV Brut 


Slow braised beef Khao Soi with crispy noodles and pickles


Moroccan style eggs with date and cumin flat breads


Flageolet bean, sweet herb and avocado salad with Mojama 


Thai style BBQ with potato and aubergine salad and grilled gem 


Hazelnut marshmallow and caramelised banana with hot chocolate

The Big Feastival returns with its best line-up yet from 28 – 30 August.  Boasting three days of all round entertainment with music guests includingPaloma Faith, Dizzee Rascal and Groove Armada and top chefs including Raymond Blanc, Ashley Palmer-Watts, Nathan Outlaw and MonicaGaletti all taking to the stage.  This year also marks the debut of The Big Feastival’s Healthy Living Zone, dedicated to healthy eating and well-being, with Deliciously Ella and the Hemsley Sisters heading up a specially curated programme of events. There’s fun for all ages with Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park making a welcome return to the festival and live performances from CBeebies Superstar Justin FletcherSwashbuckle’s Cook and Line and Peppa Pig.

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