Meatopia is a call to arms for all you judicious lovers of meat, a clarion toot to the perfectionists amongst you who demand the best in taste and provenance. So, pick up your forks, sharpen your knives and ask not what you can do for Meatopia but what Meatopia can do for you.
For we the chefs, butchers, artisans, evangelists and burgerati of the movement hereby pledge that the Meatopia UK festival shall always adhere to the following sacred principles:
WE PROMISE… REAL FIRE
No butane, no propane, no convection and certainly no microwavery nonsense. Your taste buds will get nothing but meat cooked only over logs or hardwood charcoal.
WE PROMISE… NOTHING BUT THE BEST
Every piece of meat on offer will have been raised naturally, lived the best of lives and be totally and utterly hormone, anti-biotic and cruelty free.
WE PROMISE… ETHICALLY SOURCED MEAT
Our animals will all be native and rare breeds. Bred, raised and butchered locally to where they lived, and sourced from as nearby as possible.
WE PROMISE… NOSE TO TAIL TREATS
There’s so much more to meat than your day to day cuts. At Meatopia we celebrate the whole animal and will encourage you to do the same.
WE PROMISE… THE BEST IN BEVERAGES
Wondering what you’ll wash all this down with? Fear not. Meatopia will have the best in artisan ales, fine wines and delicious spirits to complement the food.
WE PROMISE… LIVE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
Meatopia is not just about eating and drinking. There will be live bands, butchery demos, informal workshops, art installations, our favourite street theatre and jaw dropping live performances.