Jane Hogan, Taste North East - A toast to Anna Hedworth's foodie Grazer events
PUBLISHED: 20:00 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:20 05 April 2013
The Taste North East chief executive salutes one the region's food heroes
I thought you might like to know about some of the cool things which are happening in dining around the world but not just around the world, also here in our very own cities and countryside.
One of our favourite great north food heroes is Anna Hedworth. Anna championed a return to real artisan food values and the loveliness of going to a park and meeting and eating with truly local producers with her popular Grazer events.
If youre super-lucky (and fast on your feet) you might have managed to grab a ticket for one of Annas supper club evenings. These intimate feasts are held in unusual venues for a small number of people and promoted through tweets and word of mouth. You can maybe get a peek at the next one on her blog at www.the-grazer.blogspot.co.uk assuming
Ms Hedworth hasnt moved on to something new between me writing this and publication!
We listen hard for whispers of exciting ventures which are coming soon. As soon as they are confirmed we pop them up online so Tasties can find them at www.TasteClubHQ.com.
At Taste Club we pride ourselves on being the go-to place for food and drink experiences but as these things pop-up every day we do need you North East foodie fans to let us know what you have discovered.
Annas supper clubs are just one example of gorgeous little food revolutions which are taking hold in the most unusual places. Last year in New York a number of private dining clubs came together to serve a gourmet six-course lunch on board a subway train as it travelled from Manhattan to Brooklyn.
Invitees were met at a given intersection and then were guided underground. The event was not officially sanctioned, adding to its allure and excitement. Now to my knowledge this has not yet taken place on the Metro from Haymarket to Four Lane Ends but
if somebody wants to give it a go Im on board!