Swan sells out

August 7, 2016

Don’t think it was the power of the recommendation on this blog, but the  Swan and Rushes Sri Lankan street food “weekender” turned out a bit of a misnomer – popularity was  such they sold out of everything by early Saturday evening.

I appreciate the difficulties in planning for these kind of one-off events but this  was somewhat irritating for those of us like me who planned our day around eating there at 7pm. Ho hum. On the positive side, I’m delighted there are places in my city that are prepared to try something different now and again, and particularly pleased there seems to be a market for creative food events. Other venues may like to take note.  The Swan has apologised and promise they will doing the event again, so those who missed out on what I hear was great food should get another chance.

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Quick heads up on a couple of attractive food events this weekend in Leicester.

The Swans and Rushes,  a terrific traditional pub on Oxford Street (near the Infirmary) that does a great line in draught and bottled ales and pizzas, is having a Sri Lankan and Indian streetfood takeover.  Not sure of the menu but the pub states that starting from 3pm on Friday  chef Samith “will be executing some home grown Sri Lankan recipes.” It runs over and Saturday and  I reckon it might be worth a trip.

Then there’s the official launch event  for Delilah at 4 St Martins on Friday afternoon. Readers of this blog should know all about this place but if you’ve not managed to get down yet then  this launch – open to the public at 4pm – will see plenty of free tasters and a chance to meet some of the many producers who supply this great delicatessen.

 

 

 

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