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Highgate Village to get global food court at this year’s Fair in the Square

10:00 03 June 2014

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Last year's Fair in the Square was a roaring success. Picture: Nigel Sutton

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Organisers of Highgate’s annual Fair in the Square are to transform a corner of the village into a global food court in what is set to be a foodie’s paradise.

Tantalising smells from dozens of food stalls boasting a huge range of hot meals will waft through South Grove on June 14 with everything from Thai street food to salt beef sandwiches on offer.

It is the first time the organising committee has grouped the food stalls together to make a “world food court” for the fair’s 10,000 visitors.

Veronica Day, chairman of the organising committee, said: “It was for practical reasons really but we hope it will make it more interesting to have a food court.

“Because our site is so long, from Pond Square to St Michael’s Church, you might pass one food stall and eat, and then you get to another one and wish you had waited.”

The fair, which dates back almost 300 years, will see new gourmet delights alongside old favourites.

This year’s additions include Mexican burritos from El Dorado, Thai street food from Pigachic, Spanish artisan cheeses from Montadito, and salt beef sandwiches served in a horse box from Bell and Brisket.

Highgate’s pan-Asian restaurant Tootoomoo, which opened in January, will also have a stall at the fair for the first time, as will Caribbean street food outlet Mama’s Jerk Kitchen and burger joint Cheeky Burgers.

This year also sees the return of free range sausages from Parson’s Nose, pulled pork and mac‘n’cheese from Anna Mae’s Southern Street Food, mushroom pate from Pate Moi, and buffalo burgers from The Market Grill.

Those with a sweet tooth need not fret as there will be several stalls selling home-made cakes and pastries, as well as ice lollies and ice creams.

Mrs Day, of Holly Lodge, Highgate, is keen to get the whole village involved in the biggest event in Highgate’s calendar.

The committee will provide the high street’s shops with bunting, which will decorate the village for one week before the fair, and balloons adorned with “shop local” slogans.

“It gives such a nice atmosphere to the village,” the 54-year-old said. “It’s very important we don’t alienate anyone in the high street and they feel they are taking part.”

For more information, visit fairinthesquare.co.uk.

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