I was keen to check out the newest idea from Sourced Market: The Tasting Room; a joint venture with Peppermint Bars and Dum Dum Donutterie. I have fond memories of Sourced Market in St Pancras International food court as they provided me with needed sustinence during my few years working in a community NHS team based at St Pancras Hospital.
When you walk into the venue, located adjacent to the Ice Rink that is opened up in Broadgate Circle, you are greeted by friendly, welcoming staff and, appropriately considering its current location, a relaxing apres-ski environment.
David, Head Chef for Sourced Market, talked me through the meat selection on offer including South American US BBQ style long ribs. Particularly loved the short rib, with its flavourful fat marbling and its star anise honey glaze, and the chicken wings, with their well balanced chipotle and citrus rub that had an initial fresh citrus notes complementing the sweetness from the chicken and then ended with a warm but not pungent end on the palate that made you want to dive in for more! David, enjoyed our long chats and look forward to working with you on future projects.
Loved the succulent, juicy slices of USDA prime brisket topped with pickled red chilli from Smokestack (the supplier of all the meats for this pop-up).
Dessert was samples of a selection of cronuts and filled donuts from the pros that are Dum Dum Donutterie.
Laura, PR manager for Peppermint Bars, advised that they had worked with Sourced Market to create complementing drinks selection with festive specials, such as the mulled wine; which I thoroughly enjoyed as it had a wonderful unique spice blend that provided an additional warmth. You feel as if you are sitting next to a log fire in a ski lodge whilst drinking this! They also have a breathtaking craft beer selection.
Tommy, PR manager for Sourced Market, informed me that this pop-up venue is open until 26th February, 2015. So you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy their food and festive drinks menu selection! (We plan to also revisit with friends on our return from Goa in a few weeks.)
Broadgate Ice Rink, Exchange Square, EC2A 2BQ
(Behind Liverpool St Station)
It’s open daily from 7.30am – 11pm right through until the 26th February, 2015.