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.”
“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