Food, Bigger than the plate & a London foodie day

Food Bigger than The Plate

Very often I see exhibitions and events that I want to go to. Usually they are long gone by the time I actually remember and I missed them. Could this be age perhaps? Or just being busy? I don’t know but I knew when the exhibition Food, Bigger than the Plate was launched I really wanted to go.

The description on the Victoria & Albert Museum reads like this:

From urban farming to gastronomic experiments and synthetic meat, this exhibition brought together the politics and pleasure of food to ask how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious foodie future.

A friend of mine came along and the exhibition was out first stop of the day.

Food Bigger than The Plate

Food Bigger than The Plate

There were small food samples, very interesting and the exhibition certainly gave food for thought.

Food Bigger than The Plate

All the food thoughts made us hungry and we did a quick stop at Fernandez&Wells for a coffee and a bite. I had a sausage roll with onion jam.

sausage roll and onion jam

If all sausage rolls tasted this good I would eat one every day!

We walked and talked through London, did some shopping and ended up at Berenjak. I read about Berenjak and I just love that they have taken street food from Tehran to London and I knew I had to go.

The restaurant is small with a great use of the space but book a table if you want to be sure to get in.

It was a bit dark so the photos sadly didn’t do the food justice. They have a big charcoal grill to cook on and the flavors are delicious.

Berenjak London
Berenjak London

We ordered some wine whilst checking out the menu.

Rouge Desir 2017

The first thing that caught my eye was Tafton sourdough bread, based in a clay tanoor oven. It was pillowy, soft, slightly chewy and covered with delicious sesame seeds.

Taftoon bread

The bread went perfectly with an insanely delicious hummus and Mirza Gazhemi, an aubergine based dip.

Mirza Gashemi

Chenje Kabab, beef rib eye caught my eye straight away when I saw the menu.

Chenjeh Kabab

We ordered rice, Meygoo Jonobi, southern style King Prawns marinated with sabzi, referred to vegetable greens and herbs, garlic and golpar, a Persian hogweed.

One of my favorites were Torshi, pickled cauliflower, carrots and cabbage.


Berenjak is a great place to catch up with a friend whilst enjoying lovely food and wine. It was a perfect way to end a day of food and friendship.

4 Responses to “Food, Bigger than the plate & a London foodie day”
  1. A lot of wonderful food 😉😊

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