We went to Dinner on the Farm part of The Brooklyn Brewery Mash to experience one of their shared dining events in support of a local community business: Surrey Docks Farm (tickets normally £50 each, but courtesy of Foodism UK and Tom Flisher at Porter Novelli -PR for the Brooklyn Brewery Mash UK tour).
Whilst we relaxed in the farm cafe, we listened to a interesting country band play and enjoyed sampled produce from Kappacasein Dairy as well as beautifully created arancini served with truffle oil pipettes from Picalilli Caff. These were complemented by the drinks including lager, summer ales and weisse from Brooklyn Brewery and Cold Coffee from Sandow’s London. Sandow’s London are passionate about how they brew their cold brew coffee, and whilst talking to one of the co-owners Luke the care and attention to detail came through. A great drink on a warm sunny day, especially if you need a pick-me up during a long day at work!
After a tour of the farm, we walked down a trellised path before settled down on the terrace to a feast created by the culinary team of Chef Andrew Gerson (Brooklyn Brewery), Chef Matt Bishop (Penkul & Banks) and Chef Craig Morris (Picalilli Caff). We enjoyed lovely river views and music whilst tucking into our delightful dinner of tender Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder accompanied by flavourful produce in the Barley salad with tomatoes, cucumber and feta; garlic scapes with a spinach and roasted garlic puree and radishes; roasted root vegetables with a sorrel & cilantro chimichurri (a nice touch, with fab flavour notes); and a kale and white miso salad.
We rounded off the meal with a local cheese board served with crostini, and a light, summery fresh fruit and whipped cream herbed semolina crumble. A perfect way to end the meal whilst taking in our riverside location.
Enjoyed also chatting to Tom (Porter Novelli) about their involvement regarding the PR side for the UK tour and some interesting events in the pipeline.
Thanks for a great time guys!
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