Can you believe it's May already? We have just finished the Spring Harvest Food Festival in Brighton and we are now, with the sea breeze blowing and the sun shining, starting the Fringe and Official Brghton Festival. There is so much to see and do but one of my top food picks from last year's Fringe was the fantastic Residence Pop-up restaurant. I'm happy to say they are back this year with a twist - with food and setting inspired by the 70s. As with last year, an artist, designer or illustrator will be in residence whilst you dine (possibly featuring you in their work!) and you will have the opportunity to see all the works displayed on the walls and even bid in an auction finale, with proceeds going to charity.
The 3 course lunch is a mere £12.50 and dinner £16.50, and on Wednesdays Mr Henry Butler of Butlers Wine Cellar will be offering an additional "wine flight", matching 4 wines to your meal. Henry has also selected the wine list from grapes and regions popular in the 1970s. If wine isn't your thing, then food can be washed down with cocktails inspired by classic 70s films - Dirty Harry anyone? As per last year, students from the catering and hospitality course at City College Brighton will work alongside professional chefs and front-of-house staff which will be a great training experience for them.
If you love a Vol-au-vent, Confit Duck a l’Orange or Prawn Cocktail and a different dining experience, they I highly recommend it. If the quality of the food last year is anything to go by, then this is a must.
To book a table visit www.residencepop-up.com or call 07825 508 083
Residence Pop-up Restaurant
Brighton BN1 4FA
07825 508 083
Open Tuesday to Saturday
Main image via Flickr/willy-photographer.