PREVIEW: Urban Night Feast
By Luke Scott on September 28, 2012 in Food
Food festivals are on a meteoric rise in popularity all over the country. People love to be indulgent and try as many different gourmet foodstuffs as they possibly can stuff in their face and this year an urban delight has put down its pegs in Newcastle.
Urban Night Feast takes over The Boiler Shop situated behind the train station for 3 nights of food, drink and live events. Stalls will be serving up grub from around the world from pulled pork to Indian chaat and ribs to gourmet bar snacks.
Festival creator Maunika Gowardhan grew up in India with this kind of street food constantly surrounding her and decided it needed to be brought the Geordie population.
Stalls include The Rib Man, otherwise known as Mark Gevaux and he is famous for, you guessed it, his ribs, as well as his ‘Holyf*ck’ sauce. Being a trained butcher himself he knows his stuff when it comes to meat. Dean Street’s Marco Polo restaurant also joins the party with their ingenious creation the ‘Pizette’. Essentially just a mini pizza, but deserving of its own name, companied with fresh and creative toppings these guys are onto a winner.
Also in attendance are highly accomplished chefs David Kennedy and Terry Laybourne. David has been serving up high quality food to the region at both the biscuit factory in Newcastle and David Kennedy’s Rive Café in North Shields. Terry spruces up traditional pub grub and makes it a bit posh, with pigs ears and monkfish cheeks, but it is his scotch eggs that are something of legend.
Accompanying all the food and drink anyone going can stomach there is some equally urban entertainment coming from the DJ collective CoolAid and LKP. CoolAid bring their love of alternative music and an eclectic mix of genres to provide the soundtrack to an evening of equally diverse food. LKP is one part of Big Bronson Beat and has played at the best parties around the country, he will be spinning some tracks to create a true festival vibe.