The FEAST venue - a derelict Royal Mail building in Angel - was incredibly atmospheric: packed with food stalls (and with Christmas trees and lanterns lending a festive vibe), the place was thronged with happy foodies, wrapped up tight against the cold and tucking into steaming plates of everything from mac and cheese to cassoulet.
Clockwise from top left: Andean pork and potato stew, BBQ beef anticuchos, and sea bass ceviche
After the success of the ceviche and the stew, the beef anticuchos were a bit disappointing. It seemed to be an issue of cooking rather than ingredients, as the meat - while beautifully flavoured from the tasty chilli and garlic marinade - was slightly cold and chewy (although this is perhaps only to be expected when cooking in a derelict building rather than the usual kitchen environs!). All in all, though, despite this minor quibble, we were very impressed, and I'm definitely keen to visit the restaurant for more Peruvian delights!