A VARIATION on the Street Feast concept – lots of activity but more floor levels and lots of variation – is the latest project of Dominic Cools-Lartigue, above, the entrepreneur whose name’s so long it lodges in your mind.
He’s certainly become memorable for the medieval-fair-like munchie popups that may well have attracted every foodie in North London, including Lorraine Pascale, Hardeep Singh Kohli and other celebrity epicures.
The new venture is Fairground, another marker in the rehab of Haggerston which, even into this millennium, was right down there with, say, Holloway.
Fairground will occupy three floors, comprising:
* Level 2, the Grandaad Lounge, a space for guest speakers, workshops, masterclasses, talks and interviews. Yes, we’re talking education. Can Cools-Lartigue do for the seminar what he’s done for eating while standing up?;
* Level 3, a top-floor food station run by a rota of chefs and restaurants, starting with a takeover by Busaba Eathai, a Thai restaurant chain, showcasing new recipes in time for Songkran (Thai New Year).
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* Fairground, 260 Kingsland Road Haggerston E8 4DG, will run on Sats and Suns from 12 April 2014 noon to 2am for 10 weeks. Disabled access: difficult. Lift due to be installed
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