A right rollicking feed: History on a plate

15.07.2010 London : Bompas & Parr : Foie Gras

London – Dinner guests have been eating their way through history this week, at a rollicking event serving fizzy grapes, foie gras Ferrero Rochers and iris jellies. The Complete History of Food was created by gastronomic artists Bompas & Parr for cognac brand Courvoisier. It explores key periods in food history, including a range of dishes from a scratch-and-sniff tv dinner to a recreation of a Victorian-era celebration.

Until this weekend, visitors can weave their way through a lushly decorated mansion in London’s Belgravia, picking up truffle popcorn, candied oranges, ambergris posset and a selection of cognac cocktails along the way. Menus are prepared in collaboration with local restaurants and bars including Saf, Bistrotheque and Lounge Bohemia.

The gastronomic outing is the latest in a series of experiential events arranged by Sam Bompas and Harry Parr. The duo’s work for boutique distiller Hendrick’s Gin also helped to animate a once-staid market for spirits and liquor.

The Complete History of Food, Bompass ans Parr, London The Complete History of Food, Bompass ans Parr, London
The Complete History of Food, Bompass ans Parr, London The Complete History of Food, Bompass ans Parr, London
The Complete History of Food, Bompass ans Parr, London The Complete History of Food, Bompass ans Parr, London
The Complete History of Food, Bompass ans Parr, London The Complete History of Food, Bompass ans Parr, London
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