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Number 68 Project - Aspiring Guide for an Epicurean Englishman

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Number 68 Project - Aspiring Guide for an Epicurean Englishman

Time: April 9, 2010 at 8pm to April 10, 2010 at 12am
Location: Secret Dalston Location
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Event Type: pop, -, up, restaurant
Organized By: Number 68 Project
Latest Activity: Apr 6, 2010

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Event Description

This event will showcase readings by Natasha Solomons from her latest book Mr. Rosenblum’s List

The Menu

A full gastronomic feast 6 courses. Concept-Chef Caroline Hobkinson aims to re-create a truly multi-sensory experience by evoking memories of Jack and Sadie’s journey in the book. Caroline's menu is a wonderfully poetic toast to personal journey, struggle and food assimilation.

Secret food parcel
Rule number 1 Goodbye Heimat .Willkommen in England. Always. Speak. English.

Pheasant terrine haunted by pickled gherkins.
Rule number 2 Try to escape the past. Total Assimilation is the secret!

Coronation chicken with fresh curry leaves, almonds and crème fraîche.
Rule number 3 God Save the Queen. The freedom and liberty of England are now given to you - You know all about foreign food.

Kartoffelsuppe with horseradish and dill.
Rule number 4 Don't look back. She couldn't understand this obsession to be English while she could feel that other life drifting further away, like steam from a kettle through an open window.

A mysterious beast on a bed of red cabbage. The dorset woolly pig otherwise known as the Schweinehund- Braised pork knuckle with fennel and anchovy.
Rule number 5 Try to observe and follow the manners and customs and habits of this country, however absurd.

Baumkuchen ice-cream with salted shortbread.
Rule number 6 Never forget where you're coming from. Cook your way home to the ones you left behind.
He swallowed, trying not to cry, but a tear escaped and trickled down onto his strudel, making it taste salty.

* Dessert wine (2006 Riesling Spatlese Graacher Himmelreich) and additional glasses/bottles can be purchased, please bring cash on the evening

Caroline's unusual background of living in both Berlin and London and her unique take on food, history and art is mesmerising. She uses food as performance and social commentary, drawing inspiration from the likes of Judy Chicago and the Futurist Cookbook. Trained at Central Saint Martin's, Caroline's past projects have included an underground restaurant in Berlin to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - where guests stepped into a time-warped space filled with commemorative memorabilia and the party for each evening was split in two, with each faction presented with a different menu and each course alluding to a different chapter of the Cold War. Upcoming projects also include a very Mad Hatter's Tea Party at the Barbican and BRoKen BiScuits, a gastro-geographical journey through Shoreditch. Caroline’s work has been featured by the New York Times and Die Zeit.

Other info

* Please arrive for 8.00PM, dinner will be served at 8.30PM
* Three glasses of wine are included with the food
* Additional glasses of wine are charged - please bring cash on the evening
* Please state any dietary restrictions in the booking and we will accommodate.
Number 68 Project does cater for vegetarians

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