Festival food done right
Festival food just got a whoooole lot better. If you need proof, visit the Festival of Voice in Cardiff between 7-17 June. The Oasis Trailer Project will be making their debut there sharing food and culture from around the world and raising money for refugees in the process.
I went to their pop-up event a couple weeks ago and I got to try all the scrumptious food you’ll be served during the Festival. And let me tell you, you’re in for a treat!
The menu had been put together by four women, each bringing inspiration from their corner of the globe. Reynette, Lia from Lia’s Kitchen, Sogneyon and Huda had clearly put love and attention into every item on the menu – it had that unmistakeable homemade taste, usually impossible to find when eating out.
The menu had 3 main meal choices- Korean sushi, Albanian/Greek feta & spinach pie, and Sudanese meatballs. There was also a rice pudding for dessert, a refreshing hibiscus lemonade and a warm sage tea. Pretty good, don’t you think?
The Korean sushi tray included fish, vegetarian or a mixed tray options. It also came with a side of home-made kimchi! I’ll say it again, it tasted of home and like each roll was lovingly rolled. You could actually taste that hand crafted quality.
The Greek/Albanian spinach pie was served with fresh and juicy slaw. It was a seriously good pie – crunchy pastry with layers of spinach and feta. I devoured it in no time – I can even feel my mouth salivating as I’m writing.
The Sudanese meatballs, served in a tomato and yoghurt sauce were tasty as the others, it sold out so quick I never got to try it!
The rice pudding flavoured with orange blossom, cardamon and pistachios, added a lovely fragrant finish to a really good meal.
This is festival food done right, no deep-frying, no sugar overload, just food full of nourishment and stories. I doff my cap to you, ladies!