On Sunday 6th King Farmer had the most excellent afternoon with friends, booze and really fine food at The Couch Tomato Club pop up restaurant in Exeter.
Seb (a professional chef by trade ) and Ben (music label owner) invited 17 of their nearest and dearest for the launch and they produced some seriously good food!!
For £20 a head we were treated to a 3 course Caribbean inspired feast.
Couch Tomato Club Menu
Caribbean-spiced Granary Bread with Chilli Butter & Wild Garlic Pesto
Coconut, Mango Chilli & Lime Mussels
Plantain Fritter with Mango & Chilli Salsa (V)
Roast Loin of Jerk Pork, Sweet Potato Wedges, Spiced Apple, Red Cabbage, Garlic Greens & Grilled Pineapple
Stuffed and Roasted Pointy Peppers with Sweet Potato, Chickpeas & Cashews (V)
Coconut & Lime Semi Fredo with Caribbean Rum Spiced Rhubarb & Stem Ginger Shortbread
On the table we had some bloomin marvelous home-baked bread and wild garlic pesto which went down a treat!
To start, and to grateful cheers and applause I must add, we were presented with perfectly cooked, spicy and satisfying mussels whilst the vegies had plantain fritters with mango and chilli.
Next up was some skilfully cooked and gently spiced loin of Jerk pork, with seasonal garlic greens and pineapple amongst other delicious complimenting sides.
The vegies were treated to stuffed and roasted pointy peppers with sweet potato which I was assured were ‘absolutely delicious!’
To finish was possibly for me my favourite dish.
The contrasting flavours and textures of coconut semi fredo, rum stewed and slightly bitter rhubarb was really interesting and brilliantly executed… this would easily be at home on the menu of a Michelin starred kitchen in my opinion.
In summary, these guys really know what they are doing, £20 is a bargain for such quality and all spaces will sell out double-quick next time… keep your eyes peeled for the next date!