If you’ve been reading my blog over the past couple of weeks you will no doubt be aware that we are headed to Camp Bestival (this weekend!!!) at Lulworth Castle, Dorset. As an Official Camp Bestival Blogger, I, along with my family are provided with tickets for the weekend, and in return, I write all about it on my blog – you can read all of the posts I’ve written so far, here.
I’ve been asked to review the festival and The Feast Collective – Camp Bestival’s food lovers’ haven. A celebration of exceptional, artisan food producers from across the UK. They have hunted down the best independent chefs, street vendors, and creative food makers and are bringing them together to present the ultimate outdoor feasting experience at Camp Bestival. There will be big communal tables for families and friends to dine in a relaxed style, with music and cocktails to see things through into the evening.
Let me tell you about this year’s Feast Collective Ambassadors, encouraging everyone to get stuck in to the wild flavours and innovative foods…
- Martin Morales – the man behind Ceviche, chef, restaurateur, Sunday Times Cookbook of the Year author and music producer.
- Steven Lamb – author of the River Cottage Curing and Smoking Handbook.
- Jo Ingleby – children’s food ambassador, BBC Cook of the Year.
- DJ BBQ will be hosting the Feast Collective tent all weekend long!
The Feast Collective’s feasting delights include…
- Biblos – where the Middle East meets the Caribbean
- The Cake Shop Bakery – multi-award-winning family concern
- Caravan Coffee – artisan beverage makers
- The Cauldron – winners of Best Sandwich at the British Street Food Awards 2014
- Dorshi – East Asian meets British cuisine from West Dorset
- Happy Maki – sushi rolled fresh to order
- Knackered Mother’s Wine Club – wine tasting
- Korrito – authentic Korean BBQ in Burritos, rice bowls and salad boxes
- Le Rac Shack – Alpine street food, inspired by a childhood near Mont Blanc
- Melrose and Morgan – a culinary journey around the larder and beyond with their Food Fanatics Quiz
- Milgi – seasonally distinctive vegetarian dishes
- S’Juice Me – fruity, delicious and nutritionally balanced juices
- Seadog – locally sourced fish and seafood
- Shrimpy – seafood evangelism
- Thoroughly Wild Meat Company – divinely delicious meat specialists
- Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen – classic Ghanaian flavours
- Josie da Bank’s Jam Jar Bar – a decedent menu of cocktails housed in a beautiful 60s Roma Caravan
But that’s not all the food and drink available at Camp Bestival, no sir, it isn’t! There are dozens more places to grab a bite and a drink – check out the A-Z of Camp Bestival Food here. We are going to have a feast of a festival this weekend!
A few which we’ve got our eye on, in addition to The Feast Collective are…
- Anna Mae’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese – because I’m a macaroni and cheese fiend!
- Churros Garcia – they’re the perfect fried snickety-snack!
- Day of the Dead Cocktail Bus – Margaritas on a bus? We’re so there!
- Smoky Tentacles – a Moroccan marquee with hookah pipes, teas, coffees and breakfast wraps!
- Cotswolds Corn Roast Company – I’ve heard it’s some of the best roast corn – and roast corn on the cob is the best!
- Fine Burger Co. – because my teenager loves a good burger!
Many are open ‘til late and/or open early so will be ready to serve the night owls returning from the silent disco or early risers with kids tugging at their legs for breakfast. I think we might just leave the camping stove at home!!
Disclosure: I am receiving family Camp Bestival 2015 tickets in return for previews and reviews of this year’s festival.