So, that’s that. We voted, and now we’re waiting. The Tories have more votes than anyone else.
I thought I should do something to lift my own and your flagging spirits (except for the Conservatives among you that is – you should enjoy this too anyway). On the night of the general election I got myself a ticket for the Parliamentary Waffle House Election Special from Bompass & Parr so that I could watch it unfold with some friends, soe gin, and a bit of fun and surrealism.
Think Gin Cloud Machine (a walk in breathable gin cocktail), nail polishticians willing to give you a political manicure, prominent politican pinata, a gingerbread recreation of the gherkin, pork belly sandwiches, pie polls and many more election themed adventures running through the night until 8am.
I didn’t last that long, for I had a busy day Friday, but I had enormous fun while I was there, and can’t think of anywhere better to watch the exit polls and initial coverage. For your pleasure, here’s some photos from the evening. I have blogged about it previously, I know – and I know I’ll be asked – so – I have no affliliation with Bompass & Parr, I just love what they do.
Bompass & Parr have struck gold again. Not content with jellymongering and providing fantastic jellies for restaurants and funerals (true!), creating giant cocktails that you can row across and other magical and surreal food experiences, they have moved into the world of waffles and have established the Parliamentary Waffle House.
The video says it all realy. So much fun. Please ignore and forgive the very shaky start! I was laughing very hard.
Bompass & Parr
It launched last night with a screening of the live televised debate followed by a Waffle Eating Competition (in the video above) and was tremendous fun. The menu lists three types of waffles, one associated with each party, and three types of beer plus tongue-in-cheek Prescott Punch made with Courvoisier. I had a Labour waffle with raspberries and vanilla ice cream. I just couldn’t bring myself to order Conservative, even if it’s only a waffle. The waffles were perfectly delicious and the porter light with a tingle. I loved it so much, I am going back and have booked a couple of tickets for election night.
So, if you’re in London, go! It runs right up to the election and entry is only £5. Further details are available on their website: http://www.jellymongers.co.uk/. The waffles are about £3.50 and the drinks are reasonably priced. A bit of a bargain I think, it really is enormous fun.