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Covent Garden night markets 2008

alexthepink Jul 18, 2008 04:39 AM

Just a heads up that the Covent Garden night market is back on every Thurs & Fri in August, starting on the 7th. It's basically a night time farmers' market with live demos from chefs at 7pm on the Friday nights.

Did anyone go last year, and if so what did you think of it?


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  1. alexthepink RE: alexthepink Aug 6, 2008 01:28 PM

    Just a bump - this starts tomorrow...

    The chefs on Fridays have now been confirmed as

    7th Aug - Oliver Rowe (Acorn House)
    14th Aug - the Hairy Bikers!
    21st Aug - Willie Harcoute-Cooze (don't know who he is!)
    28th Aug - Fergus Henderson


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    1. re: alexthepink
      zuriga1 RE: alexthepink Aug 6, 2008 02:00 PM

      Is Willie Harcoute-Cooze the guy who was on TV with the story of how he makes chocolate after growing his own beans? If not, that chap had a fawncy name, too. :-)

      1. re: zuriga1
        food.snob RE: zuriga1 Aug 6, 2008 02:13 PM

        That's the fellow: Willy's wanky chocolate factory.... and Venezuela Black.

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          iheartcupcakes RE: food.snob Aug 10, 2008 10:03 AM

          We went to the Night Market on Thursday and they have moved it to the Piazza side where the street "entertainers" are and unfortunatley it meant that you had to jostle past the throngs of tourists standing watching mimes etc and it got a bit irritating after a few minutes - we ended up buying a few cupcakes from Violet (Which were really nice, apart from the salted caramel) and went for dinner in a nearby restaurant. The thought of fighting for space with the tourists drove me away I have to say. I will be going back to see Willie Harcourt-Cooze and Fergus Henderson and hopefully this time they wont have sectioned all the entertainer viewers right next to the stalls!!!

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