This weekend saw the start of TFW’s summer: the Marylebone Summer Fayre. This being a summer fayre it was, of course, held in the rain although British resolve is never one to let a small downfall get in the way of cake eating and prosecco drinking.
The Marylebone Fayre is something of a rare treat in London – it has a real community feel notwithstanding that it is one block from Oxford Street. Each year on fayre day the roads are closed, Paddington Gardens is turned into a live music venue and local stores (as well as those just visiting) take their wares to the street for a day of, essentially, eating, drinking and general merriment. As always, the fayre offered a wide array of food and wine from all around the world, from artisan producers to established names such as Madame Gautier and Cotidie (purveyors of the mini-burgers below). In a display of remarkable gluten-free willpower TFW ignored the Churro offerings (so dirty, but so delicious) and instead discovered the delights of Juniper and Lily, a new catering duo offering amazing gluten free loveliness (a separate review on these guys will follow shortly). Another firm favourite was Grays & Feather who provided award winning fizz and were selling their Alice in Wonderland inspired bottles of bubbly (pictures below).
For us, the Marylebone Fayre tends to represent the first of the London summer/outdoors events, with music festivals and film screenings aplenty to ensue. On that basis, the sun will be here soon right..?