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Pig and Fig

When we moved out of our flat in the city centre 18 months ago, my number one concern was that I'd be completely out of the loop with all of the fun-food things going on in town. Thankfully, despite my fears,  there's actually loads going on outside of the L1 boundary at the moment and there's been not one but two incredible restaurant pop-ups right here in the suburbs over the past few weeks. The first of which was the inaugural event by Pig & Fig.

Pig & Fig are a new concept based around French-inspired small plates made with home-grown and foraged ingredients. They chose to hold their first event in the lovely Dove and Olive cafe- just around the corner from the allotment in which all of their veg is grown so their food is about as fresh as it's gonna get!


It was a brilliant combo, Dove & Olive took care of the drinks,  providing a brilliant (and really good value) wine flight to accompany each course, whilst Pig & Fig took care of the food. 

Whilst there was two different tasting menus to accommodate the meat-eaters and the veggies, all of the wine was vegan and several of the courses we had were really similar if not identical. Given that we were sandwiched in between two vegan tables I thought this was a nice touch, and made me feel slightly less guilty about tucking in to my duck leg next to them. 

The night started with a proper French classic- a really good Farmhouse Pate served with a sweet fig relish and croutons.


Followed by a light Winter Veg Consomme .


My favourite dish of the night was undoubtedly the Scallops with  silky Jerusalem Artichoke Puree and Crispy Leeks



Another brilliant course was the Glazed Duck. Thanks to a memorable experience with a shot of black sambuca in the Raz I'd usually recoil in horror at the sight of fennel on a menu. But here, paired with crisp batons of green apple and pear it was just the perfect partner to the rich, fatty meat of the duck.



Dessert was definitely a crowd-pleaser, a sticky vegan Custard Tart topped with squash caramel and tangy pickled berries. 



A fab evening of food and wine was rounded off with a food quiz in which we came a very respectable third place,  alongside some sweet and evidently strong vermouth cocktails.

 If you fancy attending the next Pig & Fig event in the New Year then keep an eye on their socials (their Insta page is here) and make sure you grab a ticket next time they pop up.

x


*We were kindly invited to review the first Pig & Fig event but as always all words, thoughts and opinions are honest and my own!







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