Front Runners August 2015: Slow Sundays
Few farmers’ markets have settings that can measure up to the new Slow Food & Living Market (rosewoodhotels.com), which convenes on Sunday mornings in London. Set in the pillared, neoclassical courtyard of the Rosewood London hotel in Holborn, the market is a visual feast complete with cloth awnings and bales of hay. The 30 vendors—chosen by the hotel’s chef, Amandine Chaignot, for the quality of their products and their commitment to sustainability and organic farming—include the city’s top purveyors of raw-milk farmhouse cheeses, organic meats (among them those of the famed Irish butcher Jack O’Shea), handcrafted charcuterie, honey (and even honey beer) from London hives, thick-crusted loaves of bread, extravagant flowers, and much more. Travelers without kitchens can find handmade ceramics and stylish household goods, or just proceed to the hotel’s dining room for the Sunday brunch Chaignot prepares from this extraordinary market’s ingredients.