The Dumbwaiter went to the street food festival and competitor InKERBator on the South Bank this weekend where a panel of food experts discussed the current food scene. CODE contributor and wine consultant Zeren Wilson almost (but not quite) persuaded the assembled crowd basking in the bustling sunshine-flooded riverside scene that Folkestone was the next big thing.
Competition is hotting up amongst chefs as to who has the best ‘my boy’ social media feed. Over the weekend we had Idris ‘Brat’ Parry, Ruscha ‘Orasay’ Boxer and Ned ‘Smokestak’ Carter, among others, looking adorable all over Instagram.
Surprise hit drink of the long Easter weekend was a M&S pre-mix mojito after Diane Abbott’s apology for cracking one open on London Overground (alcohol is banned by TfL). Support for the politician came from everywhere and the retailer found itself short of stock. We’ll be tempted to join in when you can get a Duke’s martini in a can…
...although The Dumbwaiter has noticed that Caffè Nero is trying to champion the on-trend drink of espresso and tonic water. At least this can be consumed legally on the Tube.
From Sloane Place to the City. Here are the Dumbwaiter's Best Bites of the Week.