London enjoys a taste of Alaska at the seafood pop up
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and the State of Alaska held their first pop up event at London's Pimlico Gardens and we had a great time.
The sun shone and over 400 people attended the daytime event, which saw Pimlico Gardens transformed into an Alaskan gold rush encampment from 1899. Visitors got a real taste of Alaska with delicious food including wild Alaska sockeye salmon gravadlax and poached black cod, while enjoying live music, dancing, fish filleting master classes and plenty of refreshments from the saloon bar. Children were entertained with treasure hunts and panning for gold throughout the afternoon.
As night fell our Alaskan encampment played host to 90 lucky diners who enjoyed a delicious four-course banquet cooked up by an A-team of excellent chefs who have worked the kitchens of many famous restaurants, including St John, Moro and Bocca di Lupo. The menu featured wild Alaska king crab on toast, confit wild Alaska sockeye salmon, roast wild Alaska halibut and, for dessert, herb cake served with almond ice cream, strawberries and blueberries.
Thanks to everyone who attended and also to Shuttlecock Inc, who worked tirelessly to set the scene and help bring Alaska seafood to London!
Images from left to right:
1. Abriendo Mentes, Costa Rica, Copyright KateHood.com
2. Nuevas Esperanzas, Nicaragua
3. Vidarte Space, Brazil