Mr Street Feast cooks up a new Haggy venture

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:

StreetFeast: StreetFeast Dalston Hackney London E8 tonight 280913 ©
Popups like a medieval foodie fair

* Level 1, Fairground Live, an event space with live music and installations, including brand takeovers by Run Dem Crew and, uhm, WAH! Nails. Well, it’s one way of getting a project nailed.

* 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

Fairground: 260 Kingsland Rd Haggerston Hackney and newly opened Curio Cabal
Set fair? Fairground in Kingsland Road (centre of pic), Haggerston, near Curio Cabal

* Backstory: Street Feast, Gorging in Dalston

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