A couple of weeks ago, the Hello East festival landed in Centenary Square. This was a celebration of the countries Emirates fly to, with music, food, drinks, performers and activities.
Edd and I went along to check it out on the Sunday. The Saturday was gloriously sunny and packed out according to one of the food vendors. The Sunday was a bit grey and drizzly but there were still a few people there looking for some sunshine!
We admired the colourful decorations and then headed to the cocktail tent. We were really impressed with our drinks. I went for a Date Honey Julep. I've not heard of date honey before but you could really taste it and it added a sticky thickness to the drink. I'd love to try one of these again!
Next we had a look round for some food. We headed to a Thai food stand as I'd heard good things about the Thai Spiced Chicken Burger. Edd picked that and I went for Salt and Chilli Squid. It all looked gorgeous and it was quite a challenge choosing!
A generous serving of delicious, tasty fried squid with a sweet chilli sauce.
Edd loved his burger, served with crunchy slaw. There was a good amount of spice but not too much.
We sat down with our food to watch some drumming which was very loud and exciting!
Next up, belly dancing!
Another drink and we went for round two of food. This was advertised as Thai Green Curry but was served quesadilla-style, with popcorn and a little syringe to inject the sauce. It was really fun presentation but, more importantly, tasted good too.
What a fun event! I was pleased with the quality of the food, drinks and entertainment.
To learn more about Emirates' Go East promotion, check out their website. http://eventstag.com/helloeast/index.html
I was given food and drink tokens and invited to attend the festival