Cegin Burlington Pop-up Blogger Review | The Octopus Diaries

Chef Wil Atkinson

We always love to receive feedback after our events; it enables us to make improvements for our next pop-up and to see what really worked well, and which dishes are guests enjoyed.  With a thriving food blogging scene in Cardiff, it was wonderful to be able to invite both Hungry City Hippy and The Octopus Diaries to our October fine dining pop-up on October 26th.

“Recently established, Cegin Burlington also known as Chef’s Wil Atkinson and Michelin-trained (having previously worked at Pétrus and Le Gavroche) Gareth Dobbs, have combined their skills to create a true culinary experience. And while set to predominantly provide their services for weddings, corporate events and private catering, the city’s ‘pop-up’ dining scene is a surefire way to gain recognition…and in the case of this duo, they look set to take Cardiff by storm.”

Cegin Burlington - The Octopus Diaries

“Kicking the evenings proceedings off, the first course of the tasting menu delivered a bowl of pure perfection. Served in a mushroom consommé, a tender lamb breast and lamb sweetbreads were accompanied with pickled chanterelle mushrooms, and a ‘golden nugget’ of panko breaded mushroom pâté, with a delicate ‘pasta like’ sheet of parsley jelly placed artfully on top. Richly flavoured, the lovely balance of meat combining with the vinegar of the pickled mushrooms, made this a delightful dish, both to behold and eat.”

You can read The Octopus Diaries’ full blog post here



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