Last weekend, for the first time, I went to Wilderness festival in a beautiful part of Oxfordshire. Aside from seeing a spectacle of ballet, orchestral and contemporary music, Olivia Coleman and drag queens, I also ate a LOT of great food. For some I was too damn hungry to stop and take photos before devouring, but the ones I managed to snap are all worth massive shout outs.
The Pizza Pilgrims Feast- Pizza by the Metre
I’d booked this feast a few months before the festival, reserving a space at the banquet-esque table, and it didn’t disappoint. We shared between the six of us, sitting down to an array of olives, breads and dips, with a summer spritz promptly served to us. A short time later a metre of pizza came- pesto, pepperoni and cheese all on one giant base. Absolutely delicious and the perfect way to start off the festival!
Caramelised Onion and Squash Ravioli with Sage Butter- Cooking Cooks
This was some dreamy pasta, cooked to order right in front of you. The ravioli was balanced beautifully by a sweet almond-like crumb on top for a bit of texture, and to counteract the delicious richness of the ravioli parcels. SO nice.
Miso Salmon Poké- Lords of Poké
As a huge fan of sushi, it may be surprising that I’d never tried poké. It’s even nicer?! The fish was SO good, the vegetables were fresh and the mango somehow went amazingly with the rice. I will definitely be looking out for more in the future.
Vegan Chicken with Waffles and Spicy Syrup- Club Mexicana
This is perhaps the least photogenic thing I ate, but don’t let that deceive you! It was a taste sensation. I won’t lie, it wasn’t all roses- the bacon was a miss… but the chicken and waffles with the syrup were a real treat of a breakfast; something a bit different too amongst the endless sausage bap options.
Food I ate but didn’t take photos of…
A ham hock and miso mustard roll from hicce– this place is run by a former masterchef winner, and was a really tasty morning meal.
The fully loaded sushi roll from happy maki– again, a vegan option, and SO good. Vegan chicken, sweet potato, sesame and all the good sushi rice and cucumber you could want.
Indonesian Coconut curry from Makatcha– a lovely, slow cooked beef curry with oodles of flavour. Ten pounds for a relatively small portion though.
Halloumi burrito from Pink Cactus – I’m no chef, so I don’t want to be too critical, but halloumi, chips and lettuce does not make a burrito in my book. I wanted to love it but it was just a bit lacking.
The food at wilderness is amazing, it’s just a shame you only get 4 days to try it all in!
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