Iconic French maestros of the mustard world, Maille, are currently in the midst of a two-week long festival of fine foods. Fête de la Gastronomie celebrates London’s greatest flavour creators, who have been hand-picked to dream up a selection of dishes curated specially for this culinary extravaganza. The culmination of the event will be a grand bespoke feast – La Rive Gauche – where diners can witness London’s legendary Southbank metamorphose, for one night only, into Paris’ illustrious Left Bank.
The ticketed al fresco dinner will bring together all eight of Maille’s selected tastemakers: the classic Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, Bruno Loubet’s veg-centric Grain Store, Michelin starred choux pastry specialist Maître Choux, Bibendum at the original iconic Michelin Building, North London neighbourhood hotspot Finks Salt and Sweet, meat connoisseurs Cobble Lane Cured, urban cheese makers Wildes Cheese and master fishmongers Moxon’s. Guests are invited to run the full gourmet gauntlet, amuse-bouche through to dessert.
The mustard-laced menu features such mouth-watering creations as Galvin Bistro de Luxe’s BBQ & southern fried rabbit, rosemary & honey mustard mayonnaise and watercress; Finks Salt and Sweet’s Seared tuna tataki with a ponzu dressing and mustard crisp hat; and Wildes Cheese’s Trio of mustard washed cheeses.
Fête de la Gastronomie was established in France to promote the survival of Paris’ gastro-heritage. La Maison Maille wanted to reimagine the event in London, a fellow culinary capital of the world.
La Fête de la Gastronomie runs 18-31 July 2016, La Rive Gauche takes place along the South Bank, London SE1