Meat, drink, fire, music. That was the promise that the Meatopia teamâ€”clad in their custom clothes from Garment Printingâ€”made and delivered on the 7th of September at the Tobacco Dock at the junction of Wapping Lane and Pennington Street in London. From midday to 9pm, the hungry London carnivores feasted their senses on a variety of offerings from some of the best chefs in the world. What more could you ask forâ€¦
The concept behind Meatopia was simple: gather a bunch of hungry meat-loving individuals together for a day of delicious eats, cold drinks, hum-worthy wounds, and satisfied stomachs. More than 20 chefs were invited to put together bespoke tasting dishes that they would then cook over a fire to the delight of their waiting customers. Visitors purchased Meatbucks ahead of time and could walk around the event area, checking out the chefsâ€™ booths before redeeming these tokens for yummy food. We especially loved seeing the array of personalised t shirts worn by chefs and visitors alike.Â
Aside from printing the custom clothes (such as t shirts and aprons) for the official Meatopia team, we at Garment Printing also made personalised t shirtsÂ for Meatopia partner Turner & George. Formerly known as The East London Steak Co, the experienced meat merchants have been providing prime meat to some of Londonâ€™s top restaurants for the past three years. Having been named one of The Independentâ€™s 50 Best Food Websites and coming in second place for The Observer Food Monthly Awards 2012 for Best Independent Retailer, it is of no surprise that they were the easy choice to supply the goods for Meatopia. Aside from servicing fine eateries, they provide delivery options for customers craving for their British dry-aged, rare breed meat which can be ordered straight from their website.Â
The team behind Turner & George, Executive Chef of HawksmoorÂ (another of Garment Printingâ€™s London based clients) and Director of Pitt Cue Co. Richard Turner, and butcher extraordinaire James George has even more magic up their sleeves as they have just announced that they are opening their first physical location. The Turner and George Shop will open in London this month. Weâ€™re sure that this news has already gotten some tongues wagging and Londoners will be more than happy to sink their teeth into their new neighbours!
â€śAs soon as 3D Printing of food becomes a reality, Garment Printing will be at the next event printing the best food and meat for Meatopia and London,â€ť dreamsÂ Garment Printing CEO Gavin Drake.Â
Turner and George Shop (opening September 2013)
399 St John Street,
London EC1V 4LD