25 September 2012

Urban Night Feast

6pm - 12am    27th - 29th September 2012
The Boiler Shop   Robert Stephenson Centre   Sussex Street   Newcastle Upon Tyne   NE1 3PD

Urban Night Feast will bring together some of the UK's finest street vendors and chefs cooking food from all over the world. Thai, Spanish, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Vietnamese, Indian, British and much more will be on offer over 3 nights in the heart of Newcastle.

The first of its kind in the North East, UNF is the brainchild of Indian chef and food writer Maunika Gowardhan who is passionate about the street food she grew up with in her native Mumbai. It is a way of life in many countries around the world where you'll find authentic and unique dishes you wouldn't be able to eat in any restaurant. With the Urban Night Feast Maunika wants the people of the North East to taste amazing food they have never tried before and hopes it will be the start of a new movement in the region.

As well as some fantastic local chefs and vendors there'll be a few travelling from a bit further a field, so it truly is an opportunity not to be missed. Here's a taste of what's on offer...

The Rib Man
Legendary in London, Mark Gevaux serves baby back ribs from outdoor reared Suffolk pigs as half rack, full rack, rib meat rolls and wraps. He also sells a range of hot sauces including 'Christ on a Bike', 'Holy F*ck' and 'Holy Mother of God', I cannot wait!

El Kantina
These guys will be serving up amazing Mexican and Southern US street food including tacos, burritos, pulled pork and nachos.

Horn OK Please
Indian street food like you've never tasted before including pani puri, bhel puri and aloo tikki chaat.

Catalan Cooking
Having lived in Catalonia for much of her twenties, Rachel McCormack is passionate about authentic Catalan food and will be cooking some incredible dishes. 

David Kennedy
The man behind two of the North Easts most talked about restaurants, David Kennedy will be cooking Turkish and Lebanese street food. You will not want to miss this!

Riley's Fish Shack
Tynemouth based Adam and Lucy cook beautiful fresh fish and seafood over a charcoal grill. Their motto is "fabulous fish, locally caught, simply served".
David Kennedy                                                           Riley's Fish Shack

Latimer's Seafood
One of the finest fishmongers in the North East, Robert and the team will be serving up sizzling squid, crab and whiskey soup, oysters and smoked haddock & leek pasties.

The Broad Chare
Terry Laybourne's latest venture will be offering a selection of British street food including their famous scotch egg, proper pork scratchings and battered monkfish cheeks.

Head Chef Chris Eagle and the famous Scotch Egg

John Connell - Eclectic Picnic

Recently crowned North East Chef of the Year, John Connell and his partner Sally Walker will be offering a selection of dishes from the far east which I am more than excited to taste!

Any fans of Newcastle's Marco Polo restaurant will love their new offering. Pizzette is a converted 1975 Citroen HY van serving delicious wood fired sourdough pizzas.

Wylam Brewery
Brewers of some of my favourite ales, beer lovers make sure you pay them a visit. The perfect accompaniment for the feast! 

Passione Vino
A fantastic company bringing unusual wines from artisan winemakers to a wider audience. Definitely worth a visit to sample wines you won't find anywhere else. 

Ouseburn Coffee Company
Based in Newcastle, these guys will be creating an exclusive blend especially for the feast. 

For more information and to keep up to date...

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