We have long been fans of those cool people at the social enterprise company Bootstrap in Dalston, their ingenious roof garden located atop the building is a great beacon of community gardening during the summer months. We’re all foodies here at The Balcony Gardener so we were thrilled when we heard of the brilliant link up between Bootstrap and the Long Table creating a night-time outdoor food market. Driven by Nuno Mendes of Viajante fame, the market celebrates the best of London’s street food. There will be stalls and signature dishes from the likes of Mendes himself and the Loft Project, The Yum Buns, Hawksmoor, Moro and Big Apple Hot Dogs.
The Long Table strives to bring people together through a love of food and emphasise the importance of local chefs, purveyors and producers. Portuguese chef Mendes has worked across the world and his side project “The Loft” has become as successful as his professional work. Originally set up as a temporary supper club and personal test kitchen, the Loft has now become a platform for the next generation of talented chefs to take up residency and showcase their food. Chefs are invited from top kitchens around the world to host dinners for guests around one communal table. The Loft provides the framework for the Long Table – a big foodie gathering! We can’t wait to pop by and hopefully we’ll see you there!
The Long Table night market will be at Abbot Street, Dalston E8 every Friday night 6pm-12am from 25 November until Christmas.
MARKET DATES: 25/11/11, 2/12/11, 9/12/11, 16/12/11
If you want to see for yourself what they’re up to follow them at @TheLongTableAS or go to their website http://www.thelongtable.net/