Ping the tastebuds, slake the thirst, there's something for every appetite at ALSO 19.
Santo Taco are from Guadalajara, Mexico and spend three months a year there researching the food of the region. We are bringing to ALSO20 some wonderful and unique ingredients to fill our tacos and burritos. Tasty fillings for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans. Soft, pure corn tortillas, a mix of authentic flavours and freshly made aromatic salsas, all cooked to order and served with crisp salad. We might even do a Mezcal tasting session for ALSO20 to help you savour a moment of real Mexico.
This small, independent and good looking wood fired pizza company is a much loved part of ALSO Festival. They use only quality ingredients and make tasty food at affordable prices while supporting our local ecosystems and food producers. To make sure everybody is catered for we also offer vegan and gluten free options. They also hide a Pineapple somewhere on site each day – find it and a pizza is yours. That’s why we love Pizza Love at ALSO.
Delicious food. We love the planet (fully sustainable server ware) and we love our animals and serve just home bred pork and organic lamb that we raise to the highest standards and that we know the provenance of, with a huge emphasis on welfare and respect. We use eggs from hens that are free to roam. Our cheeses come straight from artisan cheesemakers who use milk either from their own herd, or from carefully selected organic farmers. We offer a selection of both vegetarian and vegan food and can cater for food intolerances and allergies.
Stop the Press Cafe is inspired by the influence of Penny Universities, they'll be bringing the caffeine to the conversation for the weekend. Home of the very cheeky, very good looking Espresso Martini – perfect for sharpening the mind inbetween sessions.
We make our ice cream on our family farm, with two generations of the Alsop family working on the farm - and the 3rd generation already showing an interest! – so we hope we will be serving you our Buffalo ice bream made from organic buffalo milk for many years to come. Days at ALSO are powered by Buffalo Ice Cream. We’ve worked with them for seven years and still not tried all the flavours.
Join us on our Friday Night Feast with Ghana Kitchen. Our guest chef is the exceptionally talented chef, cook book author and one of Time Out's Hottest Chefs - Zoe Adjonyoh who will be bringing her Ghana Kitchen to ALSO to take us on and sharing with us an amazing food journey.
Don’t miss our Balearic Brunch as ALSO creates the beautiful boutique beach bar experience. Our Head of Dining Rebecca Otero & Sophie Taverna from Lyles create our now legendary Ibiza Beach Brunch based on Sunday lunch on the White Isle where she lives year-round. Relax with a glass of Sangria, enjoying our Balearic beats from a live DJ whilst your Paella is cooked to order in our stunning dining tent! Always a highlight!
The James Beard award-winning James Whetlor is joining us this year for an Asado feast. He will be cooking over woodfire - creating his Argentinian inspired menu. The feast will be for vegetarians and vegans too - by presenting his banquet to eat all together at our intimate restaurant venue looking over the lake next to the forest. James will be demonstrating from start to finish how to cook over fire & introduce us to ethical meat & his work with Cabrito and what it means to be a conscious consumer in the food industry.
Can music, lighting and ambience really alter the actual taste of a wine? Absolutely, says the Director of the Institute of Philosophy at UCL. Prof Barry C. Smith and based on his work as co-director a Centre for the Study of the Senses. This leading light in neuro gastronomy will join Salon London’s Helen Bagnall to explore exactly how the brain processes taste and flavour in this interactive session.
Saturday night’s five-course immersive banquet will be hosted by a supper club collaboration with The Supper Natural & The Last supper club joining forces. This spectacular team of chefs and creatives are so excited to bring you a theatrical and experimental evening, in a magical setting, carefully designed to elevate your mood & to take you on a journey. Come and play & be part of this incredible feast of the senses.
This has been the smash hit finale to our Saturday Night Banquet and this year we're turning it into an event on its own. A riotous, immersive, experiential LIVE plating of the pudding - complete with cake, fruit, cream, and many many toppings to devour.
What kind of ideas festival would we be without somewhere you could enjoy a handcrafted rum cocktail on the banks of our lake at The Costa del ALSO? A visit to our Rum Shack is always a highlight at ALSO and offers the chance to relax, listen to a band, have a dance or eat at our in festival restaurant Getaria. Yes, our much loved Rum Shack is back for 2020 - make mine a Dark and Story.
Cocktails have long played their role in the heart of the design of the festival. For 2020 we celebrate this with a big, bold and beautiful cocktail bar placed naturally right in the heart of the festival with its' own dance floor for when you've just got to move. Perfect for an aperitif, to kick your night off, to discuss ideas or for a nightcap. Plus our now legendary programme of how to workshop and talks on spirits and wines.
SOLD OUT Don’t miss our Balearic Brunch cook along with ALSO's Chef James knight as he helps you recreate our Sunday Lunch at the Costa Del ALSO round yours. Book on this session and we will send you a list of the few fresh ingredients you need and simple steps for pre-preparation. To make your life extra easy we have teamed up with Brindisa, home of Spanish food in the UK, who will send a no-fuss Paella kit to your home. Providing everything else you need to cook authentic paella for four, including Calasparra rice, saffron, Brindisa Arbequina Olive Oil, smoked sweet paprika, piquillo peppers, some Sofrito sauce and a four-person paella pan to cook it in. Plus you will have access to a LIVE masterclass with our Ibiza based chef James Knight. To really immerse yourself in the experience you can tune into our live DJ session by ALSO's DJ cut 'n' paste while we cook. Grab a glass of Sangria and join us on the White Isle!
One-stop breakfast canteen for both Saturday and Sunday morning. Little Geoff will be open from 8am so crawl out of your tent and roll up at our no bookings breakfast canteen to refuel with a cooked breakfast for both veggies and meat lovers and coffee and Bloody Marys.
Ease into Sunday with a hearty late breakfast or is it an early lunch? Whichever way you sway, you’ll be accompanied by the uplifting sounds of London International Gospel Choir. Expect vivid harmonies, catchy melodies, fantastic soloists and for your soul to be elevated to a very fine state of mind.