All the highlights from Food Fest 2023

All the highlights from Food Fest 2023 | Soho House

Some of the biggest culinary names attended our two-day event at Soho Farmhouse with fire cooking, build-your-own doughnuts and more, in partnership with HexClad

Tuesday 26 September 2023   By Soho House Photographers Hannah Miles, Ryan Yapp, Rio Carciero & Ed Schofield

On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September, our Oxfordshire country outpost hosted a food festival with Michelin-star chefs, revered culinary institutions and some of the most in-demand names on the food scene right now. Matt Abé (Restaurant Gordon Ramsay), Skye Gyngell (Spring), Asma Khan (Darjeeling Express), Henry Harris (Bouchon Racine), among others, turned up to showcase their food and feed our hungry guests.
The crowd arrived at Soho Farmhouse’s 100 acres of countryside to find an array of shacks and trucks serving everything from Slow-Braised Short Rib over rice to the famous Grilled Steak Sando from Disney+ favourite The Bear. Neil Rankin’s vegan Dan Dan Noodles, John Javier’s Sichuan Turbot Filet Burger and Asma Khan’s warming Methi Chicken Curry all got rave reviews, alongside various other dishes by Sally Abé, Candice Brown, and more. 

Ravneet Gill was our host for the festival, and she also showed guests how to make her Toffee Apple Self-Saucing Pudding with custard. 

The Orangery was transformed into the HexClad Lab over the weekend hosting demos by the likes of Notorious Foodie and Max Coen of Dorian, who collaborated to create an elevated twist on the restaurant’s beloved Potato Rosti, using caviar, black truffle, wagyu beef and more, giving  members samples to try at the end. Professor Tim Spector worked with sustainable fine-dining and foraging experts, Native, to make a healthy and delicious Wild Mushroom Risotto with fermented fennel gremolata. Plus, two Michelin-star chef patron of Kitchen table, James Knappett, who was also hosting a shack over the weekend, demonstrated how to make Agnolotti Pasta with Mexican sweetcorn, caramelised corn and 26-month aged Parmesan foam.

Elsewhere, From The Ashes BBQ, Ruben’s Reuben and Cue Point debuted a live fire and smoking station at the House, where Hot Honey Smoked Ends (Ruben’s Reuben), ‘Del Piero’ Pork Donut (From The Ashes BBQ) and Lamb Brisket Dumplings (Cue Point) were huge hits. 

Meanwhile, at the HexClad Lab in the Barwell Orangery, guests enjoyed a one-off, pre-booked dinner by Matt Abé, chef patron of the three Michelin-starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, which featured some of its most iconic dishes, such as the Lobster, Salmon and Langoustine Ravioli, to celebrate 25 years of the fine-dining institution.