Having left my lunch (stir fry chicken) in the safety of the fridge at home (#Forgetful) I was overjoyed to see on Twitter that Epicurean event had their food market back at Devonshire square. It’s only a five minute walk from my office!
I hadn’t really looked at who would be trading so I was going in dry. Hungry and dry.
I walked past all the traders trying to give me free samples, mainly because I didn’t want to talk to them. Also, if your produce is so good why are you giving it away for free?
Shrimpy were in attendance, I had one of their delicious surf and turf buns last time they were in town. Having eaten smoked salmon and some scampi over the weekend I decided I’d batter not have any more fish!
I eventually settled on Sour Jerk Co. who were offering pulled lamb shoulder on herby cous cous generously garnished with feta and pomegranate seeds. Now, this appealed for a number of reasons which I’ll list now.
- I didn’t know you could pull a lamb’s shoulder.
- I like cous cous.
- I love feta.
- I adore pomegranate seeds.
- It was £5.
As far as I’m concerned lunch should cost £5 so it was nice to find a couple of chaps very much sharing my vision. I hotfooted it back to the office and consumed it at my computer.
It was very tasty and there was loads of it! I started eating it just before my colleague began on his Sainsbury’s meal deal. I was still going as he inhaled his last Quaver.
My only qualm would be that I did spill quite a bit of cous cous on the desk. This is probably more fault of my own than the Sour Jerk men, but perhaps a larger container would work better.
I might accidentally leave my stir fry in the fridge for the remainder of the week!