For Christmas 2013 we offered a heady mix of immersive theatre, visual and sonic treats, funny people, and surprising encounters. Two nights topped off with a sumptuous 3 course Victorian-themed feast cooked by Francois Brönn (formerly Head Chef at Singita Sabora Tented Camp; Tanzania and Bruno's Basserie Cambridge) and amazing drinks by genius mixologist Alex Orwin, formerly of The Rushmore Group.
A bit more about an event that filled the corridors, booths and spacious rooms of The Rag Factory...
Find your way through a forest of xmas jumpers, expect an epiphany in a pound shop, discover the true meaning of advent in a strange dream-like cleansing encounter, an interaction with a familiar bearded man who has lost his way, stumble upon a timeless Working Men’s Club to sing karaoke or play a round of bingo, discover a miniature Shameless-like domestic happening in a doll’s house, unleash your inner Tony Hart and create some xmas decorations for a growing installation…
As well as all this there were main performances happening in the dining room, a xmas themed photobooth, and an L&LG Xmas Curiosity Shop where you could source quirky last minute presents.
The menu for this event took its inspiration from the idea of a Victorian feast - think sumptuous and rich - all with seasonal British produce. We teamed this up with some hot and cold festive cocktails with a twist at a very reasonable £6 a pop.
Warm Smoked Mackerel, Roast Beetroot and Horseradish Salad
Whipped Beets, Toasted Walnuts, Goats Curd (V)
Roast Partridge with Juniper Sauce, Parsnips, Game Crisps, Curly Kale.
Stuffed Pumpkin, Leeks and Chesnuts (V)
Fig Cabinet sponge pudding with Créme Anglaise