hosted by The Drapers Arms
In a repeat of last year’s 4th July celebration we are again asking one of our chefs, Nathan Hancock, to lay on a traditional American BBQ celebration. We didn’t let the fact that he has moved on and is now sous chef at the extraordinary fabulous Polpetto stop us and Nathan has kindly agreed to come back for a one day only festival of smokey charred meats and high fat high carb sides. We are also doing the event on the 5th July as that is a Saturday.
Oak smoked beef brisket
Apple smoked pork shoulder
Hickory smoked pork ribs
Mac n Cheese
Barbecue baked beans
About Chef Nathaniel Hancock
Nathaniel Hancock was born and raised in rural California, into a big food loving family. He was first trained by Emile Moosier a 71 year old French Swiss chef of the old school, and Bay Area legend.
He then went on to work at Aqua, a San Francisco institution. In 2005 he moved to Portland where he worked at two of Bruce Carry's acclaimed restaurants, Blue Hour and ClarkLewis alongside Morgan Brownlow, Naomi Pomeroy and Dolan Lane. In 2007 he left the states, with 3,000 dollars, a one way ticket and no plan whatsoever. He picked grapes in the Côté de Luberon, before heading to Aix en Provence to do a stage at the two starred Les Clos de la Violette, before coming to the UK where he was sous chef at Les Trois Garcons, then at The Drapers Arms for 3 and a half years. He is currently sous chef at Polpetto.
All of the above means he is more than qualified to deliver huge plates of authentic food done well. We will have buckets of craft American beer on ice. You get to pile your plate high with as much food as you want, vegetarians can cut out the meat and still eat way too much and fantastically unhealthily so no need to miss out. Please choose a time slot for your meal, we will run the BBQ from 12pm to 8pm.”