This Sunday, Borough Market is joining forces with the Government of Catalonia to celebrate St. George’s Day
The special Sunday event (22nd April, 12-4pm) will celebrate the fact that England and Catalonia share a national saint – St George.
Borough Market traders will be showcasing the best of their produce including a special English charcuterie platter from Cannon and Cannon, dragon-themed baked goods from Bread Ahead Bakery and specialities from Tapas Brindisa.
The best of English wine will be available from The Wine Pantry or if you prefer, a nice cup of tea from Tea2You.
Another now English favourite – Curry will be given a spicy twist by Gujarati Rasoi who will be making a George Cross curry with potato with red peppers, alongside Dragon fire balls and Dragons blood dhal.
Catalan speciality of Calçots will be available from Catalan Cooking, these giant spring onions will be traditionally served and eaten straight from the barbeque.
There will also be demonstration kitchens throughout the day showing you how to create both traditionally English and classic Catalan dishes. The festivities will be set to a soundtrack of music and dancing and there will be special performances and poetry readings to entertain the whole family.
The exchanging of roses and books as a sign of respect is something of a Catalan custom and the UK delegation of the Government of Catalonia will perform the ritual with members of the public, while traders will hand out roses to revellers throughout the day.
Keith Davis, managing director of Borough Market said, “We are delighted to welcome our friends from Catalonia to Borough Market for this very special celebration of St. George’s Day. Eating, drinking, music and dance are the ideal way for our communities to join together for this multi cultural celebration and to celebrate the on-going partnership between La Boqueria and Borough Market.”
Mr Josep Suàrez, the head of the delegation said, “We are glad to share the Catalan way of celebrating St George’s Day with London and England. It is one of our most important days of the year, a day for the people to get out to the streets and enjoy themselves. See you at Borough Market!”