We really missed the Carnival last year when it wasn’t on…
so a huge warm Welcome to Kemptown Carnival 2016!
This year we were so happy to be told we would be half way down the architecturally stunning Portland Place, close to both the main stage and also with a great view of when the parade would be travelling down St. George’s Road starting at 10am.
With over 400 parade performers passing by, it was going to be a distraction from cooking up our paella for the hungry Carnival party people that would be soon arriving!
We couldn’t wait to suck up the atmosphere and experience the wonderful sights, sounds and vibe of the Carnival!
We really loved the colourful Parade, Crown and Musicians passing by!
It truly is one of the best annual events in our gorgeous city of Brighton.
This time we decided to bring our biggest, most massive pan which is over 1.3 metres wide and can cook up to 120 chicken paella portions!
Alongside our massive pan, we set up another 3 big pans, which would be cooking up fresh Seafood Paella by our busy crew.
The pulsing beat of the first parade started at 10am and this was our cue to start frying our succulent pieces of chicken with our beautiful blend of Paella spices!
People passing by always love to comment on the size of our pans and the delicious smells that are generated when we are cooking up a Paella storm!
Our first Paella was ready around 11:30 and we didn’t stop cooking and serving till 6:00pm.
Lots of happy faces!
but most importantly… happy tummies!
What a fantastic community event!
We loved every minute of it!
Next year, the Carnival is under threat due to lack of funds, lets all please pledge our support to raise enough by donating to https://www.gofundme.com/nbpa36xj
The funds go towards the cost of suspending the parking for the day and other related expenses.
Let’s make this happen!
See you at Kemptown Carnival 2017
Photography by the very talented Liza O’Malley