I returned from a busy and rather tiring weekend at Camp Bestival in Dorset last night. As always one of the focal points of the festival for me was The Feast Collective. There was a spectacular array of food on offer and I indulged myself. The vibe around the Feast Collective tent was as always buzzing with the best tunes from DJ BBQ, the FC host. Here is a brief round up of the food and drink I enjoyed, keep an eye out for my full review coming up in the next few weeks.
Low and slow from DJ BBQ and crew.. I really enjoyed the Piggyback: a pulled pork cheeseburger. Too good. As a real food lover it was fascinating to be able to watch and smell the smoking and cooking process.
Loaded fries from The Lem Lem Kitchen, a delicious combo of fries, spicy beef, garlic mayo and jalapeños.
The girls loved fruit lollies from Polar Pops especially The Little Red Pop.
Incredible chicken rendang from Makatcha
Churros from The Chocolate Bear Kitchen, gluten free as well as vegan.
The best buttermilk chicken I have ever tried from Butchies.
Onto the drink. This year there was a special experience from Brancott Estate which I really enjoyed with the first ever Virtual Reality trip to New Zealand to discover the history of Brancott. You could feel the breeze, smell the wine and see the fruits and vegetables rolling through the air in front of you – it was hard to stop myself reaching out. I cannot quite explain what an enjoyable and truly interesting experience it was – I urge you to try it if you see them at any other festivals. The wine I sampled throughout the weekend along with the friendly and extremely knowledgable staff ( special shout out to Pedro ) made for an enjoyable time.
What really impressed me this year was the vast array of food on offer which was suitable for people with allergies. I always worry at festivals or generally on holiday that we won’t be able to find food for my youngest child Chloe who is gluten, dairy and soya free as well as bananas but we found so many dishes for her to try including some rather awesome churros from the inclusive eatery The Chocolate Bear Kitchen. To see her face light up with pleasure at being able to eat the same food as the rest of us was particularly enjoyable for me as a parent.
- I am an ambassador for Camp Bestival and as such my tickets and some of the meals were included for the purpose of a review.