I feel like I’m succeeding in my mission to show the better parts of Wolverhampton on my blog. I’ve said before that when you tell someone that you’re from Wolverhampton, they either immediately take the piss out of your accent or tell you that you live in a crap hole. Firstly, when did people get so rude to rip your accent? And secondly, it’s actually improving at fast pace.
Digbeth Dining Club is Birmingham’s original street food festival. It celebrates ‘substance over style’ and introduces street food rather than eating at a restaurant. The food is locally sourced, cooked right in front of you and is all unique. Each dish ranges from around £5-£6 and you will not be disappointed. Digbeth Dining Club decided to come to a village in South Staffordshire called Codsall. It’s usually a small village with a few pubs, a few cafes and local shops. On Sunday, it was full of people tucking into delicious street food. Having always wanting to go to Digbeth Dining Club and never getting round to it, The Geek, Rufus and I decided to go on a foodie adventure 10 minutes up the road.
After a wander around the food stalls (and carrying Rufus) we decided we both fancied a burger. We got a little overwhelmed and really wanted to try everything! We opted for La Grande Viande, selling burgers with a French twist in the end. We picked the Le Classic – a slow lamb roasted burger cooked in garlic and herbs with a dijion and truffle mayo slaw served in a brioche bun. The lamb fell apart in your mouth and it was cooked in just the right amount of herbs. It was serious melt in your mouth goodness. I won’t lie to you: we were debating seconds!
We met up with some friends and they tried the Indian Fish and Chips from The English Indian. It was safe to say that I had food envy over them. It was a take on traditional fish and chips but fried in pakora batter, chips spiced with masala and served with minted mushy peas and curry sauce. I tried a masala spiced chip and it was a taste sensation.
Every stall was heaving and it was such a wonderful atmosphere. The Village Deli was hosting a local DJ, cocktails were being served at Oliver’s Cocktail Club and people were queuing for ages for the Bournville Waffle Company. I was gutted not to try one! It was great for Wolverhampton to host such a well known event and that so many people turned up. Well done Wolverhampton and well done Digbeth Dining for such a fabulous day out!