Laying back FoodieForce closed her eyes and dreamt a wonderful dream, one which existed entirely of food. In just one evening FoodieForce got to experience 20 wonderful restaurants through a tasting tour, testing out their wonderful offerings.
The best bit however was that I was in fact awake and experiencing my dream. You have the opportunity to enjoy it too.
On Sunday 26th October, 2014 (11am-7.30pm) a new culinary feast will be born. Brixton Flavours is a brand new, one day food festival that will take place in and around Brixton Village.
Tickets cost £15 and will give visitors the opportunity to sample food from over 22 local restaurants and popups with one ticket. In addition you get £15 Brixton pounds (B£) the price of your ticket to spend in any of the 22 restaurants, eateries and bars to try secret dishes and special discounts on food and drink.
On Wednesday night I went to sample the offerings, through a tasting tour. Buckle up your seat belt you are in for a treat.
Our evening started at Satay - Cocktail bar and restaurant. The evening was off to a good foodie start with Prawn Tempura, Soft Shell crab and Chicken Satay. The soft shell crab was perfectly cooked and whilst crispy on the outside had retained a wonderful soft crab texture inside.
Next up was the Wine Parlour owned by Chix and Dan. The Parlour offers wine by the glass and bottle, you won't find their offerings in any supermarket
they pride themselves on finding unusual wines. They have just launched their own make from Jurançon sec region. The wine had wonderful aromas of pear, apricot and grapefruit.
At the back of the wine parlour Chix runs wine tasting evenings whilst also displaying local art for sale.
They also have an Enomatic wine preservation machine where you have some premium wines available for sampling.
Next up was Courtesan Dim Sum, offering the finery of the Chinese empire with the serving of wonderful Sui Mai and Pork Char sui buns.
During dinner we were beautifully serenaded by Holly, Beth and Samuel from Bitesize opera.
One of the highlights of the night for me had to be Parissi a new cafe in Brixton selling coffee and handmade cakes. Now these chocolate brownies were so wonderfully gooey and nutty perfect.
I will most definitely be back to visit Parissi and sample some more of their offerings. I have no doubt that they will do really well.
Now you all know how much I love my food, but even I at this point was struggling. I almost needed to be rolled onto the next venue. Next up was Brindisa.Jamon to the Spanish is like caviar to the French and Brindisa doesn't fail to disappoint, offering some wonderful Serrano, Chorizo, Salchicon and Bellota hams.
Now you all know that I love my savoury pancakes, so when I learnt that Senzala Crêpe bar and cafe was also involved I was excited to give them a go.
They don't disappoint, the Goat cheese, baby leaf spinach, black olives, cherry tomatoes and mixed herbs, drizzled with garlic oil was a definite highlight.
Brixton Flavour is a wonderful idea as a community project, with 80% of the revenue going back to the local area and eateries I wish it lots of luck.
Come and share your love for food and visit Brixton. Make sure however that you go hungry! There will be some wonderful foods on offer for you to devour your way through. You'll have to be quick though as tickets are selling fast.