Last month Kadai headed to Taste of London Festival for four days of foodie fun. It was wonderful to have a stand there and catch-up with the customers, but also to see loads of Kadai Firebowls dotted around the site, being used by top-class chefs.
The first night kicked off with Feast in the Forest - a new and unique Christmas dining experience attended by only 30 people. Josh Katz, Head Chef at Berber & Q Grillhouse, used Kadai Firebowls to create amazing dishes like pigs in blankets with spiced honey and smoked squash and lentils with lime yoghurt.
However, it wasn’t just the chefs who got to have all the fun - alongside the Kadai stand was the Taste Campfire, where everyone could grab a Marshmallow Fork and marshmallows to toast over our large Wilstone Firebowls.
For all four festival days there was a Recycled Kadai Firebowl with Holi Grill at the Daily BBQ. This area was manned by a rotating selection of top London restaurants – Smoking Goat, Zelman Meat and Flesh + Bun. Plus, just around the corner, Barboun, a new Eastern Mediterranean grill opening a few days after Taste, was cooking up a storm on a Wilstone Firebowl with our new Tripod Pulley System.
The main attraction at Taste London is the Firepit – an elegant birdcage-style stage that radiates heat as chefs go back to basics and cook amazing dishes on open flames. There were two Kadai Firebowls in there this year, with DJ BBQ hosting and entertaining the crowd while eighteen different chefs created mouth-watering perfection around him. You could watch demonstrations from Elliot Cunningham cooking grilled cabbage, burned cultured cream and herring roe; James Cochran cooking BBQ goat, scotch bonnet and pickle flatbreads; or Genevive Taylor cooking grilled red cabbage, porcini butter, crisp breadcrumbs and barbecued apple tarte tatin. We enjoyed getting to see and sample some of these amazing demos and we’ll never forget the show-stopping scallop Christmas tree that Simon Stallard popped into the Wilstone Firebowl and sprayed with champagne!
Overall, it was a successful show and a brilliant way to round-off the year. We look forward to everyone getting into a truly tasty Christmas mood around the Kadai Firebowls next year.