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Meatopia is coming

This weekend Meatopia, London’s biggest festival of BBQ and smoking, takes place at London’s Tobacco Dock and organisers are today unveiling a snapshot of the dishes that guests can expect to taste and sample. 

On September 7th expect meaty awesomeness from Hawksmoor, Shake Shack and Ceviche to name a few!

So, Meatopia, literally translates to Meat Place. I think. I may have just made that up. But either way this is definitely going to be the place for meat. The brainchild of TIME Magazine food columnist and award winning food writer Josh Ozersky; Meatopia left New York for the first time last year when San Francisco hosted dozens of world-class chefs cooking the country’s best cuts of meat over live fires and now, this September, it is London’s turn!


Expect 25 chefs each creating bespoke tasting dishes , cooked right in front of you, over fire. But don’t expect anything for the vegetarians, sorry!
To wash it all down there will be craft beer, aged spirits and a fine selection of pairing wines.  Music is at the heart of Meatopia – you can expect supercharged sets, jaw dropping live performances, chuggy jams in dark corners and jump-up lunatic dance along smashers from bands and DJs spanning the genres.


And if that isn’t enough, London’s coolest cabaret, cirque, art installations, roaming performance, immersive activities and random acts of weirdness will add yet more colour, variety and spontaneity to the whole event.


So to tickle your meatbuds, here are some of the participating chefs and what they’ll be serving up…


Richard Turner, Hawksmoor

Charcoal Grilled Deckle Steak with Anchovy Butter


Gizzi Erskine

Korean Free Range Chicken Wings, charcoal grilled, served with smashed cucumber


Chris Hastings, Hot & Hot Fish Club (Alabama)

Grilled free range Chicken with McEwen and Sons Crimson Grits with Smoked Chicken, Stone Fruits and Verjus


Martin Morales, Ceviche

Corazon Andino (Ox Heart of the Andes): tender beef heart marinated in Panca chilli, served with Huacatay sauce and Yucca chips


Dan Doherty, Duck & Waffle

BBQ pigs head: boned and rolled Korean style pigs head with truffle slaw


Beau Myers, Almost Famous

The Run BMC Burger (Beefy Munch Crunch): a chuck, marrow and brisket patty with BBQ salt n pepper pretzel beef rib, pork crackling, crumbled beef monster munch, peppercorn mustard cream mayo and a tangy beef stock beer BBQ jus dip


Jon Finch, Grillstock

Tri-tip beef: Barbecue Tri-Tip Beef with Pit-Smoked Meaty Beans and Garlic Green Herb Sauce


Mark Rosati, Shake Shack

The Shackburger: an American cheeseburger made with 100% Aberdeen Angus Beef topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce


Wild Game Company

Venison steak frites. Red deer venison steak (served medium rare) with béarnaise and frites



And if that still isn’t enough, here are some more!

•          Aaron Franklin, Franklin BBQ (Austin, Texas)
•          Pitt Cue
•          Tim Byres, SMOKE (Dallas)
•          Fergus Henderson, St John
•          Tom Adams, Pitt Cue
•          Tayyabs
•          Sam & Sam Clark, Moro
•          John Hargate, BBQ Shack, Brighton
•          Junya Yamasaki, Koya
•          Michael White, Chop Shop
•          Seamus  Mullen, Tertulia (NYC)
•          Sam Daffin, BBQWhiskyBeer




How to book:   www.meatopia.co.uk

Ticket prices:

Tier 1 £45 Includes tokens for 2 taster dishes and 2 drinks.
Tier 2 £85 For the true Meatopia fan. Includes tokens for a whopping 6 taster dishes and 6 drinks. Plus express queuing for the bars and a Meatopia goodie bag.
Teen £35 As per Tier 1.
Child £0 Children under 12 are free but still need to book a ticket to gain entry. As per Tier 1.

**Please note tokens are also available to buy on site in order to purchase further dishes and drinks**

Opening times: Midday – 9 p.m.
Tobacco Dock is at 50 Porters Walk London, Greater London E1W 2SF



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