Street Food at The Swan

March 29, 2017 · 0 comments

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Since last December we have been popping-up on a monthly basis at The Swan at Streatley. Their restaurant is currently closed for refurbishment and we have been invited with our friends at The Wandering Feast to bring along some fantastic street food on the first Thursday of the month.

I have been meaning to write a blog about this for a while but my experience of the evenings is very different to that of a customer, I work in a 3m x 2m kitchen, come home smelling of burgers and the music I listen to is Ed’s singing. These are different posts: ‘How to work in a tiny work space with you significant other’, ‘How to keep your hair looking good when you work in a food truck.’ Let me know if you would like to read either.

So I asked Debs from Writer Hiker to hijack the blog and tell us about her experience of Street Food at The Swan:

“Hi, I’m Debs and I’ve hijacked this blog to tell you a little bit about the amazing Street Food at the Swan event I went to a few weeks ago!

The Wandering Lodge, in all its glory

It was a chilly evening, the clocks hadn’t gone forward, and it was dark. Pulling into the carpark and being greeted by the friendly sight of The Wandering Kitchen’s Wandering Lodge with its warm wooden panels and twinkling lights immediately set the tone – we were in for a lovely evening. Jo and Ed provided us with some pretty delicious treats; a Halloumi Burger for me with roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes, and red onion chutney (which was exactly what I needed); and some shredded beef brisket for my partner – both of these came with amazing chips.

The Wandering Kitchen’s Halloumi Burger

We made our way into the cosy bar with our respective burgers and found ourselves somewhere to sit. Bev Blackburn’s gorgeous voice was already filling the room and there was a buzz of relaxed laughter in the air. The newly refurbished bar itself is lovely – classy but comfortable – and we soon felt right at home tucking into our dinner. After Bev’s set finished, Sharon Murphy came to the mic and filled the room with more wonderful music that had the audience captivated.

The fabulous Sharon Murphy

Even though I was still full from my Wandering Kitchen burger, I couldn’t possibly pass up on pudding so it wasn’t long before I sent my partner back outside in search of pancakes. Two tubs stacked with Hack the Stack pancakes duly arrived, over flowing with toppings – I went for the Peanut Butter Cup and my partner had The Mess at Eton. The pancakes themselves were light, fluffy, and utterly delicious; they really have Hacked the Stack! I’m not ashamed to say that I scoffed the lot.

Two pots of Hack the Stack goodness

All in all, it was a really lovely evening and I’m very much looking forward to the next event which I understand will feature the return of GelARTo with their amazing ice cream. I was lucky enough to try some of their salted caramel gelati at a Wandering Feast event last summer and I cannot wait to get my hands on more! I also hear their Gin & Tonic sorbet’s pretty special…”

So there you have it, in a nut shell Street Food at The Swan is all about great food, great music and a great atmosphere. The next Street Food at the Swan event will be happening on Thursday 6th April, food is from 7pm until 10pm, but the bar is open later. There will be gourmet burgers from us, ice cream from GelARTo, acoustic sets from Bev Blackburn, Sharon Murphy and Zach Johnson and drinks from the bar. You can find out all about it on Facebook. See you at The Swan.

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