Monday, 18 June 2012

Ye Olde Marylebone Fayre

Twas Ye Olde Marylebone Fayre this prior Sunday and boy was it full of frivolity! 

Every year on Father's Day Marylebone High Street shuts down to cars and has a street fair (or as they call it 'Fayre'). All the local shops and pubs, plus some extra, set up stalls on the street and Marylebone becomes THE place to be. Live music, amazing food and Pimms galore- fun for the whole family! 

It is also a chance to discover new shops and products. For example Concoction, a haircare brand, where you can blend your own add ins with your choice of smell. 

The idea is interesting but I've used it only once so can't make a judgement yet. I'll let you know!

Second discovery was La Paire- beautifully simple sandals by Amy La.
all photos found via. their website here
Read more about what was at the Marylebone Street Fayre after the jump.

Stella & Dot were also there and had this amazing cuff on display. I love their jewelry and wish I could have gotten it all!
The fair also doubles as a farmers market and with any farmers market, there were gluten free baked goods. Amy Ruth was selling her gluten free all purpose baking flour. Being a gluten free cook myself, I couldn't pass on picking a packet up.  
It's not often you find a gluten free flour made with chia and quinoa (normally some combo of buckwheat and rice flour). It came with a nice recipe for banana bread so I'm looking forward to giving it a try. I'll let you know how it goes! 

The Fromagerie were out and about selling their smoked salmon- the best, most succulent smoked salmon I have ever tasted. They weren't stingy on the thickness of the slices and served it with a dollop of creme fraiche and lemon. Simple and delicious. 

You can't really go wrong with The Fromagerie. They are excellent to pop into for a mid afternoon snack of cheese and wine. They serve reasonably priced cheese boards (for the quality of cheese) with delicious homemade crackers and have a very good selection of wine. For non cheese lovers- they also have some VERY yummy cakes. 

The rest of the day was about eating as much food as my stomach could handle (check out Anna Mae's Mac & Cheese if you can find out where they're going to be next). The food was so good that I ate a lot of it before I even managed to take a photo of it. So Selfish. 

Coco Momo was out making delicious cocktails including London Mojito- Mojito with Gin.  It's the typical favourite on Marylebone High Street and does an amazing selection of cocktails. The pub's only other rival in the area is the Coach Makers Arm's upstairs Gin Tent. 
What can I say, it's a Gin-y kind of 'hood. 

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