High flyer

High flyer

Appetite’s own daredevil foodie Joanne O’neil hits the heights

As I write, I have just enjoyed a fantastic dinner of barbecue wonders including St Louis ribs, pulled pork and crackling, smoked cheese and jalapeno sausage, buttermilk slaw and a very boozy iced tea courtesy of the lovely team at Red’s True Barbecue and their chef Anthony Hepburn.

So far, so another night of fabulous food on behalf of appetite (I know, it’s a tough job, but…) only tonight was different because I ate it high in the air on a platform hoisted up by a huge crane. As one does…

This was the first flight of Newcastle in the Sky 2017, which was stationed for five days next to Sage Gateshead.

This year, Newcastle in the Sky served up delicious food and drink by chefs from Browns, SIX, Aveika, Hawthorns, Chaophraya, Artisan, La Yuan, The Vermont Hotel, Livello, Red’s True Barbecue and The Gin Bar, all served up with amazing views of the river and the city landscape.

Once I’d got over the weirdness of being way up in the air, and the initial fear I always get when I first step onto a rollercoaster, I loved it. The food, and that boozy cocktail – a blend of Old J, Wild Turkey honey bourbon, peach bitters, lemon juice, honey syrup and Yorkshire Tea (hic!) – was excellent, and the experience a memorable one.
Dinnertime should always be this exciting…

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