Fairground Food Fest at Somerset House

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Team Zaff set the stage for a fantastical fairground takeover of Somerset House. Working alongside flamboyant party planners 19 Events, we catered for a special event and an iconic, international fashion brand.

For one night only the dignified grandeur of the Somerset House courtyard was upturned by a whirlwind of carousels, dodgems, stilt-walkers, clowns and travelling tattooed barmen, who welcomed over 1500 guests to the fairground extravaganza.

Chef Director Simon Denton interpreted the theme with a plethora of food shacks dotted about the courtyard; each showcasing Zafferano’s take on street food for the sartorial. Guests grabbed Brisket cholla buns with kimchi slaw and soured cream, crab sausage rolls, and bamboo boats plump with dark crab meat, avocado and pink grapefruit.

Master Chef champion Ping Coombs served up a to-die for 20 hr braised pork ‘bao’,

speckled with pork popcorn and crispy shallots, and the fashion pack went wild for our burritos and quinoa salads.

As guests danced off their fairground fare amongst the acrobats and street jugglers to Ibiza DJ Steve Altman, our Teddy Boy waiters handed out toffee apples and donuts to soak up the Margaritas.
It was

a stylish & fantastical mash up of Grand Georgian courtyard, Victorian Circus with lashings of great food and drink.

A real show-stopper!