Wimbledon Brewery is the venue for lively preview event
Pub in the Park preview event at Wimbledon Brewery
Wimbledon Brewery was recently packed with local foodies, journalists and residents all keen for sneak peak of the food and music that will be coming to Wimbledon Park this May for Pub in the Park.
Michelin-starred chef and Pub in the Park favourite Atul Kochhar served some of his award-winning Indian cuisine, including samosa with tamarind chutney and masalchi tikka with mint chutney at the event, which previewed the forthcoming Pub in the Park festival. Although Atul hasn’t released his menu for Pub in the Park 2022 yet, his samosa has often featured at previous festivals elsewhere in England.
The team from British Afghan Smoked BBQ Company Cue Point, based in Chiswick, gave event guests brisket nacos and smokey aubergine nacos – both will be served at Pub in the Park Wimbledon.
Food and drink expert Andy Clarke put on a cocktail demonstration - making a drink Carrie Bradshaw would be delighted to sip on, with a twist on a classic, The Moira Rose & Clementine Cosmopolitan.
Chef and Saturday Kitchen host Matt Tebbutt and presenter, content creator and food journalist Leyla Kazim, who will be co-hosting Pub in the Park Wimbledon, compered the night and led a Q&A with the chefs. The event soundtrack came from DJ Joe Gordon, who was spinning and mixing tunes from Pub in the Park Wimbledon’s line-up.
Pub in the Park, the UK's largest touring festival will be rolling into Wimbledon for the first time from May 27-29, bringing a unique culinary festival experience to Wimbledon Park with a line-up of renowned chefs, food and live music.
Visitors will be able to taste and discover dishes from a variety of pubs and restaurants, created by some of the most talented chefs in the business. All set to a '90s soundtrack performed live in the glorious setting of Wimbledon Park.
The first music names for Wimbledon have been announced as: Faithless with a DJ set (Friday evening), West London funk group The Brand New Heavies (Friday night), the queen of the kitchen disco Sophie Ellis-Bextor (Friday evening), iconic British chart-toppers Soul II Soul (Saturday afternoon), Bob Marley Revival (Saturday afternoon), DJ set from iconic electronic duo Basement Jaxx (Saturday evening), '90s electronic dance legends Stereo MC’s (Saturday evening), former front man of alternative rock band, Fun Lovin’ Criminals Huey Morgan DJ set (Lazy Sunday session) and British rock band Toploader (Lazy Sunday session), with more to be announced.
Celebrity chef, Simon Rimmer will be one of stars hosting the new leg of the tour along with local foodie, Leyla Kazim and Saturday Kitchen’s Matt Tebbutt. The first pubs and restaurants for Wimbledon have been announced too, including king of Indian cuisine Atul Kochhar Restaurants, Andrew Pern’s The Star Inn, Stephen Terry’s The Hardwick, Joshua Moroney & Mursal Saiq’s Cue Point - celebrating British Afghan fusion BBQ, Cryus Todiwala’s award winning Café Spice Namaste and London’s plant-based Holy Carrot will be joining the tour for the first time.
Pub in the Park will take place at Wimbledon Park from May 27 to 29. Tickets, full line-up and further information can be found at pubintheparkuk.com.
March 10, 2022