Date Posted: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Plant Life, a brand new two-day celebration of food, taking place at Camden’s Roundhouse on 1-2 June has announced its launch. Formed by founder of Natoora, Franco Fubini, chef and restaurateur, Richard H Turner and festival organiser, Clare Isaacs, the event will host chefs from around the globe who will cook, talk, and hold workshops paying homage and hailing the diversity of edible plants.
Plant Life is a movement, a festival with a conscience that is not just for vegetarians. On the contrary, meat and fish will have their place but will be bit part players, while the once humble vegetable takes centre stage.
The Roundhouse will transform into a series of counter-style restaurants, long table feasts, producer markets and inventive bars, with a programme of talks, debates and classes – all to a musical backdrop. Leading chefs, growers and farmers will create a diverse menu of signature dishes you simply wouldn’t be able to enjoy anywhere else, alongside wine and cocktails, tastings, live music, and much more.
The first chefs to confirm are Robin Gill and Dean Parker of The Dairy and Sorella, Nicholas Balfe from Salon, nomadic Mexican chef (and project manager of NOMA Mexico) Santiago Lastra, Damian Clisby of Petersham Nurseries, Chantelle Nicholson of Tredwell’s (and champion of all things plant-based), Selin Kiazim of Oklava, Josh Eggleton and Rob Howell of Root in Bristol Athanasios Kargatzidis from Baron in Beirut and of course Richard H Turner - with many more to be announced.