LIVEBLOG: The Calypso Dinner Exchange

Join our live coverage of The Calypso Dinner Exchange, a special pop-up event serving Caribbean inspired dishes, all the while rescuing vegetables that would have otherwise been wasted. Organised by Dinner Exchange, it generates debate around food waste and food distribution. We’ll be creating a tasty 4-course vegan menu with food surplus accompanied by organic, fair trade, and sustainable ingredients, bought from independent local suppliers. An amazing acoustic set by Calypsonian Alexander D Great will take us for a journey through the evolution of Calypso music.

By Su-Min Hwang

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Highlights:

  • Over 30 attended and money raised will be donated in support of food waste reduction
  • Diners enjoyed a cocktail and four course dinner of: mango and banana fritter; apple, celery and roasted veg soup; peas and rice with fried kale; and, the pièce de la résistance, the date, banana and coconut dessert
  • Alexander D Great entertained with live Calypso music. He will talk on Calypso music at the V&A museum at 14:30 on Thursday.
  • Brigida Marovelli announced Dinner Exchange will launch a weekly residency at Ombra Restaurant every Monday from 13th April

By Hollie Goodall

Live videos here:

Live streaming video by Ustream

Live bloggers: Su-Min and Hollie

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