Marcel & Sons, Elephant & Castle
So a few weeks ago, Rich and I were at the wedding of our friends Amy and Ian (Amy off of the excellent Feeding Franklin FYI) recently. Amy - being a creative events type - had pulled off a truly amazing set-up of festival chic in the middle of the Hertfordshire countryside, but even more impressively had sorted all the guests with some actually great wedding reception food by booking Marcel & Sons to make the long trek over from The Artworks in SE17 and make us all some bao.
Apparently Marcel & Sons do popular Mauritian food, and they serve up an ever changing menu of one dish comfort food from their South London base. I don't know about that, but their temporary residency at a farm near Enfield was the perfect setting for their amazing exotic wares.
Remember when I went to Bao in Soho? And how much of a fan I was of it? This was just as good. Divine puffy pillows of milk bun, filled with crispy pork and all sorts of fancy dressings which I can't remember (blame the free bar, thanks guys).
Pretty amazing wedding food though, no? We were very happy about it all.
*Almost* enough to make me go to Elephant.