After a well deserved Christmas break, Digbeth Dining Club was back with a huge street party this weekend. With 17 amazing traders, there was something for everyone!
It was great to see Spotlight had received a fresh lick of paint with a beautiful Mediterranean motif running through the decor. On the stage there were artists painting away throughout the evening, as well as DeadPixels with their always popular retro gaming set up.
Our first stop was Open Sesame. Having tried them before at Kings HEATh, we were tempted by their DDC only special – a slow roasted lamb tagine, served with hummus, creamy yoghurt and salad, finished with a harissa drizzle. Having seen the tagine bubbling away as we walked past their stall, we just couldn’t resist. The lamb was beautifully soft, which served in the beautiful tomato-y tagine was delicious. The veg, lamb and couscous combo was amazing in itself, but the side of hummus mustn’t be forgotten as it was just perfect still with a few whole chickpeas mixed through.
Our next pick was La Grande Viande, where we chose their “Le Provencal” burger. It was a 7 hour slow roast lamb shoulder burger cooked with garlic and herbs, served with a smoked bacon ratatouille and goats cheese. Admittedly after ordering I realised that meant that two dishes back to back were lamb, but once we bit into it we were incredibly pleased with our decision. The lamb fell apart immediately as we bit into the burger, and the contrast between the slightly sweet bacon ratatouille and the rich goats cheese was amazing. The bacon ratatouille is certainly something we’ll have to try make at home!
We stopped by Buddha Belly’s stall and chose one of the delicious marinated chicken dishes. It was as amazing as ever and we still whole heartedly recommend it, although admittedly at this point in the night I completely forgot to take photos.
Our last stop was Victoria Creperie, where we couldn’t resist the temptation of their wonderful Sicilian lemon cheesecake! The cheesecake was absolutely lovely, just as always; the hidden lemon rind throughout the cake was both cute and refreshing. Having tried all of their cheesecakes and still not decided which is our favourite, we’ll just have to keep coming back for more! It was also great to finally see their new van which looked amazing, Greek Mama looked very proud of it too!
It was great to get back to Digbeth Dining Club, and we just can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2016!