Sunday cake breaks
With the sun still doing its best to break through, a relaxed Sunday afternoon at #iow2016 calls for a a thorough testing of the sweet treats on offer. It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it.
We started with flapjack and cortados at Craft Coffee, past Strawberry Fields towards Penny Lane. Acceptable but not a patch on @kajcox’s usual Piccolo apparently.
Because she’ll “take a fig bar over a carrot cake but nothing beats a chocolate brownie” there was only one choice for our next pitstop. Kitty’s Cake Emporium served a good brownie for £4 although we’d have preferred a smaller slice for a better price. @kajcox and @tulatinkletoes ended up sharing the gooey glob.
@sparklypips opted for firm favourite Los Churros Amigos chocolate churros. If melted chocolate and sugary doughnuts sticks don’t make you happy then I can’t help you. £4 for 6 or £6 for 9 (unless you’re sharing, stick to the regular portion to avoid diabetes).
On the hunt to find a food to absorb the vats of beer and cider, we bimbled around Octopus Gardens on the hunt for carbs. All the carbs.
Settling on Greek Expectations (pun presumably intended), @sparklypips went for steak and halloumi ciabatta. It didn’t need the extra squeeze of mayo applied. Steak very tender, three slices of crisped cheese; the perfect antidote to an afternoon spent in the company of Bulmers and friends. £7 the lot.
Parting ways @b33rdy and @kajcox headed for Rok Kitchen, offering a variety of Korean street food. The Bi-bim-bap satisfied our part-time veggie (maybe a little pricey at £7 considering lack of meat component) and had the rest of the group salivating from the smell.
It’s a quieter show than usual but #iow2016 is winning at food so far this year.
Lunch at Papa Legba’s Smoke Shack, in the back by the Cirque De La Quirk stage on Saturday.
Not even a backing track of performance poetry could put @b33rdy off his Chick-a-Boo brioche bun. He inhaled a generous heap of shredded chicken in a brioche bun, with bonus jalapeño mayo, in record time.
Fellow spice addict @kajcox gave the Veggie Hoodoo version the thumbs-up too. It almost compensated for the mysterious disappearance of the Peacock’s chickpea curry at this year’s festival.
At a bargainous £7 and £6 respectively, a good choice to awaken your taste buds on a sunny Saturday afternoon.