Forman’s makes its big screen debut next week with the release of Papadopoulos & Sons, a family comedy charting the fall and rise of a taramasalata baron filmed in part at our Fish Island HQ! The film features our factory, offices and hospitality venue above our factory where an awards dinner is hosted. See below for how to book discounted tickets and a special offer on our own handmade taramasalata to celebrate the launch of the film.
Following his ruin in the latest banking crisis, a self-made taramasalata millionaire reluctantly reunites with his estranged, freewheeling brother to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth. The film has already won the Audience Favourite Award at both the Palm Springs and Thessaloniki Film Festivals.
cineworld screenings – book tickets at 10% off
The film will be shown exclusively at Cineworld cinemas from April 5th, tickets booked via the following link with be at 10% off so do go and see it if you get the chance. Click here to book tickets online (from April 2nd)
taramasalata special offer – also 10% off!
Harry Papadopoulos may have cornered the fictional market in taramasalata but our freshly made version is the real thing! It was the FT’s top pick in a recent taste test and to celebrate the film launch we are knocking 10% off.
The Guardian’s London politics and culture correspondant Dave Hill visits Forman’s Fish Island for a tour of the salmon smokery, gallery, restaurant and hospitality venue. Click on the image below to visit the site and watch the film.
A comparison of Forman’s offering and the official Prestige hospitality inside the Olympic park from Bloomberg today. Video of our floor 2 venue is included – which we will convert into a 300 seat restaurant during the games – and footage of the smokery in action. Click the image to play the video…
We’re delighted to be featured on Simon Hulstone’s new menu for BA 1st and Club class flights. Our smoked salmon is included in a tartare with pickled radishes and cucumber and an elderflower dressing.
Watch video of the popup restaurant launch of the new menu here:
And for more detail on the fabulous food turn to top blogger Eat Like a Girl for her review:
For a few days last autumn our Fish Island yard became the furthest outpost of a huge Coca Cola TV ad production shoot for their London 2012 campaign. The centrepiece of ‘Move to the Beat’ is a track composed by dance music producer Mark Ronson using samples from the sounds of the sports of 5 Olympic hopefuls.
They shipped in a pint-sized (Coke-can-sized?) Glastonbury festival of staging, props, sound and lighting and filled it with a rentacrowd of a thousand local revellers. It was really quite something. See below for the full video and watch this space for more fun on Forman’s Fish Island yard… currently the subject of much planning for summer 2012.
We feature in the latest episode of BBC2′s The Fixer, a show in which the former ‘Hotel Inspector’ Alex Polizzi parachutes in to save the day for struggling family businesses. No, not Forman’s in need of saving just yet but Norfolk’s Denver Windmill, the last working windmill in the county. They have an awful lot worth saving - a great heritage story, wonderful location with a cafe and breadmaking school on site and most importantly wonderful flour and bread made with it.
We were called on to give advice on how they might improve their hampers to give them a way to reach more customers and broaden the appeal of their produce. The team from The Fixer visited Forman & Field to see our own heritage food business, how we produce our trademark smoked salmon and to get a class in making and selling luxury hampers. The thing that’s important to us in a hamper is that the quality of the food is the star, it’s not about introducing novelties and gimmicky gift products. Denver mill certainly seem to be adopting that approach from what we can see with hampers leading on their own baked goods and produce that is unique to them.
Click here to watch the episode, all worth a watch but we appear from around 26 minutes
January 30, 2012 at 11:47 am
· Filed under News, video · Posted by FandF Blog
We received a visit last week from a government minister announcing more support for uk food producers trying to get a foothold in the export market. Some great footage of our smokery and an interview with Mr Forman included.