Last week I made it to DesignMarketo’s Spring Seeds and Sprouts dinner party at the Barbican. For £30, we were surrounded by food-inspired design and fed three courses of healthy heaven by Executive Chef Quentin Fitch. The dinner party featured specially commissioned recipes and objects produced by DesignMarketo’s friends and collaborators including those you can see in the pic and many you can buy at their new shop at the Barbican. While our main course was nowhere near raw, our entree, lampstands and the crockery for our herbal tea were…
Forgive me for using the word ‘cool’ but Designmarketo is a very cool enterprise who describe themselves as ’a platform diffusing up-and-coming designers’ small and limited productions’. I don’t really understand what that means but yes, their ideas are cool to me, as per the turnip lampstand on the left.
Herbal tea was served in mugs based on saucers made of honey and sesame snaps.
Entree was a fresh leaf salad very similiar to the one I regularly scoff at Mexican restaurant La Taqueria. While I don’t have the break down for Design Marketo’s recipe, the ingredients listed at Taqueria include romaine lettuce, cucumber, radish, onion, orange segments, pomegranate seeds, and avocado dressing. I highly recommend it.