Lucie Greenwood from The Milk Shed in Weston on the Green, alongside her husband Mark Ellis,will be hosting and running our Festival Pop up Restaurant.
She will also be demonstrating for us on The Chef’s Stage on the Saturday.
Here’s what she says about coming to Thame…..
“We’re so excited to be re-locating The Milk Shed to Thame for this year’s festival. I’ve been visiting since before I opened the café and think it’s one of the best foodie events in the calendar; it attracts such an inspirational and talented bunch of lovely chefs and producers that I usually eat and drink myself stupid. I was delighted to be invited to do my first demo a couple of years ago, and although sick with nerves the audience were just lovely, genuinely interested in cooking, and I quickly calmed down and now can’t wait to be back on the demonstration stage this year for the third time.
Meanwhile the team will be busy cooking up a storm at the pop-up serving some of our old stalwarts such as the deep-filled cheesy tart and our amazing spicy chorizo with aioli, plus a few brunch classics, the Milk Shed club sandwich, and I’ll be making the best use of all the new autumn produce available to create an array of fantastic colourful salads.
We’ve decided to close the café for the weekend so the whole team can be on site to make sure our pop-up at Thame Food Festival is as brilliant, exciting and fun as possible, and the gang are thrilled to be decamping to Thame for this adventure, especially those who’ve not been able to visit the festival in previous years and can’t wait to come and see what all the fuss is about.
We plan to create a rustic version of The Milk Shed channelling all the same shabby/cool vibes, serving our delicious food in a casual setting. We will have long sharing tables, and seating will be allocated on a first come first served basis, just the same as the café, so no bookings necessary, just turn up when you fancy – we’ll serve the menu all day.
On Saturday evening the space will be turned into the ‘chefs banquet’ where we’ll be assisting the team from Belazu, Chris Wheeler from Stoke Park, and Ryan and Liam from Orwells Restaurant serve up an amazing four-course feast.
On Sunday we’ll be back open as The Milk Shed ready for you to gorge yourselves on brunch and entertain your family, cure your hangover, catch up with friends before heading off to watch the bakers on stage, or just take a load off after shopping at all the fantastic stalls.
We can’t wait to see you all there.”