London’s finest chefs and designers have come together during the Olympics to launch Global Feast, a 20-date gastronomic experience within ‘Worldscape’ – a huge art installation seating 80 diners in a 3d model of the world.
Global Feast (‘Around The World in 20 Days’) offers fine dining and ground-breaking design. The Worldscape installation – 15-metres long, six metres wide, more than two metres tall – doubles as both table and seating for 80 guests who congregate around its continents – dining off its coastlines, enshadowed by its mountains, illuminated by its cities.
Over 20 consecutive evenings, guests will travel the cultures and cuisines of the world with sumptuous food prepared and served by some of London’s most innovative and experienced chefs. Each night’s menu will reflect a different cuisine, overseen by the doyenne of underground restaurants, Kerstin Rodgers, of The Underground Restaurant. Each night new guest chefs – from the best of London Supper Clubs and restaurants – will prepare a four course meal, drawing on their own national food culture and heritage.
The feasts will take place at Stratford Town Hall just minutes from the Olympic Stadium in a heated covered courtyard, and featuring an exhibition of atmospheric photographs by Nadege Meriau. Each evening will also be interspersed with entertainment: different musicians, performers and artists each night reflecting the geographical culture of the evening’s feast.
The extravaganza begins with West Africa on the first day of the Olympics, moving continually eastwards to end in Brazil – a symbolic handover to the 2016 Games. Each evening features unique cuisine and entertainment from a different culture and geography.
Alex Haw, director of atmos, said: “The World is coming to London, and it will discover that the world is already here. Global Feast offers people who are passionate about food, design, culture, and conversation an unforgettable opportunity to enjoy the finest world cuisine in a gorgeous venue located just minutes from the Games. The Worldscape installation, like much of our work, involves the use of digital mapping technologies to explore the connectivity of people to their precise place in the world. Global Feast will be a once in a life time opportunity to bodily experience the vast scale and beauty of the whole world.” He added: “ Kerstin Rodgers’ creative approach to food and her exquisite eye for design make her the perfect partner to help conjure a magical dining experience for each and every evening of the Global Feast. “
Tickets for Global Feast went on sale on June 29th 2012 and cost £55 per person (£65 on weekends/£100 for the Opening Ceremony evening).
For more information, menus, calendar, images and biographies of the team and guest chefs – and to purchase tickets for the evening – please go to the Global Feast website: www.globalfeast2012.com.