Nowadays it seems the capital can’t get enough of pop-ups and American food - so put the two together and unsurprisingly, you get a sellout weekend like Dante Fried Chicken’s Weekend London Cookout.Â Hosted over two days (with only two dinner and a lunch service on Sunday), a select number of attendees paid Â£25 for a gorgeous three-courser courtesy of LA’s Dante Gonzales, the award-winning chef behind Dante Fried Chicken and Â the Taco Shack that swept into London last September (2011).
Dante’s philosophy is to trot the globe and celebrate good music, art and food - and he didn’t disappoint with this latest ride or fry event.Â Check out our snaps and thoughts below; we particularly loved the moreish smoked cheese grits with shrimp, Â the sock-it-to-me-chicken and coconut spice waffles with Apricot glaze - delish!
Black Eye Pea Hummus Endives
Andouille Cinnamon Corn Bread with Honey Butter
Shrimp with Smoked Cheese Grits
[caption id=”attachment_4555” align=”alignnone” width=”600”] The andouille twist masked an obvious cinnamon tang we’d hoped for in the cornbread - but the cheesy grits were absolutely superb, while the black eyed peas and hummus combo worked a treat.[/caption]
On top of Coconut Spice Waffles served with Apricot Crack Glaze
With Cucumber Corn Ginger Salad & Crispy Leek Deviled Eggs
[caption id=”attachment_4556” align=”alignnone” width=”600”] The fried chicken was excellent and the obvious highlight of the main, followed closely by the coconut waffles and devilled eggs. The flavours were distinctively Asian too and worked.[/caption]
21MC Choco Cherry Pie
[caption id=”attachment_4557” align=”alignnone” width=”600”] This conclusion was a little modest - but who were we kidding? We were stuffed after the main, and appreciated such a sweet treat to call lunch a wrap![/caption]
For drinks, we also enjoyed Hennessey ice tea slushies… Â£2 for non-alcoholic, Â£4 for the original.
For more info about Dante Fried Chicken, visitÂ www.dantefriedchicken.com