Living in London, harvest probably doesn’t really cross your mind that much, it was just something you had to do at primary school, when you were asked to bring in some vegetables and your mum sent you in with some obscure tinned beans that she bought once to try in a recipe. Well it’s time we started to appreciate it, because we hate to break it to you, but did you know potatoes don’t actually come from Waitrose?
And the Gladwin Brothers aka the team behind The Shed and Rabbit are bringing harvest right to Notting Hill and the Kings road with their harvest festival. Starting on the 1st September, Notting Hill and Chelsea residents can swap their over harvested vegetables for cocktails when they dine at either restaurant; although we’re sure they won’t notice if you don’t have a vegetable plot and buy some carrots (just sprinkle them with dirt for that authentic look). There’ll also be a special harvest menu created by Head Chef Oliver Gladwin that includes dishes such as venison tartar with almonds and Sussex fig; spaghetti marrow with linseed and basil mayo and sweet spiced vegetable patch aubergine with mint curds, wet walnuts and none of those obscure beans.
Rabbit will be getting into the spirit by being decorated in produce throughout the festival starting with artichokes and aubergines before moving onto the likes of pumpkins and spaghetti marrows, whilst The Shed will soon be decked out to celebrate its 3rd birthday in September.
The Shed and Rabbit’s Harvest Festival will be taking place 1st September-31st October 2015