Tom Hunt’s Forgotten Feast Alternative Christmas Banquet at the Brunel Museum is such a refreshing idea, especially during the excesses of the holiday season.
From December 7th to 15th you can enjoy a ‘Forgotten Feast of 7 Fishes’ including carpaccio of scallop, risotto nero and clementine chocolate fondant.
The fish included are often neglected or not usually seen on British menus. Before dining, you can even take a guided tour into the underground Grand Entrance Hall of Brunel’s Thames Tunnel, the first tunnel under a river anywhere in the world, which was closed to the public for over 140 years.
Tom Hunt is an acclaimed eco-chef. The founder of the Forgotten Feast, working on projects throughout the UK to revive our cooking heritage and help reduce food waste. Tom is an official chef of Feeding the 5000, a global event, which aims to highlight food waste by feeding more than 5000 people with delicious food that would otherwise have been wasted. He works closely with various food charities including FareShare, FoodCycle and StreetSmart. His mission is to prove the value of this unwanted food by using it to cook elaborate and lavish banquets.
He has written two books The Natural Cook and Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet where he not only champions wild, local and seasonal food and but also embraces unappreciated ingredients and transform them into delectable dishes. He is a true champion of sustainable food. For example, his vegan Pulp Fiction Burger recipe is made from leftover juice pulp – plant fibre that’s a vital macronutrient and a huge waste if left unused.
You will also find his ingenious no-waste recipes in the Guardian’s Feast magazine where he writes a regular column.
You can book tickets for the Forgotten Feast Alternative Christmas Banquet here
Please visit www.tomsfeast.com for more information on Tom Hunt’s restaurants, cafés and catering.