Comedy Central’s FriendsFest was a week-long fan experience that took place in London’s Brick Lane between 16-20 September and featured a full scale set of Monica’s apartment, an exhibition of original props and a Central Perk inspired cafe.
At the launch, stars including Michelle Keegan, Alesha Dixon, and McBusted’s Tom Fletcher were treated to food inspired by the series, prepared by the Create team, including ‘Ross’s Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich’ and the ‘Joey Special: Mini Pizzas’ served in small pizza boxes.
‘Chandler’s Anti-Thanksgiving Cheese Burgers’ were presented on a foosball table, and caramelised scallop and chorizo pops with parmesan and rosemary lemon crème fraîche were served on a large purple square with a gold frame, reminiscent of the iconic front door of Monica’s apartment.
Phoebe’s offering was a vegetarian Pumpkin Tart, followed by her grandmother’s famous cookies, which were served with a vanilla milkshake in the mini bottles with stripy straws. And of course we couldn’t forget ‘Rachel’s Trifle’ – guests tucked into a slightly less meaty version of the classic dish, served in mini plastic Kilner jars.
Comedy Central’s FriendsFest featured a full-scale set of Monica’s apartment, home to some of the best-loved scenes from the ever-popular series. Visitors also got the chance to enjoy a coffee at the Central Perk inspired café, have their pictures taken on the unmistakable orange sofa or by a replica of the iconic fountain.
Fans could also visit a pop-up “Rachel” blow dry salon, enjoy a game of foosball with friends or simply put their feet up and relax on a lazy boy watching episodes of the show.
If you couldn’t make it to FriendsFest, don’t worry. Comedy Central is showing Friends weekdays from 5pm so you can still get involved!
Ross’s Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich
Char-grilled turkey sandwich
The Joey Special (v)
Mini pizzas served in mini pizza boxes
Chandler’s Anti Thanksgiving
Mini cheese burgers
Caramelised scallop and chorizo pops
with parmesan and rosemary lemon crème fraiche
Phoebe’s Vegetarian Pumpkin Tart (v)
Phoebe’s Grandmothers cookies
Served with a vanilla milkshake in the mini bottles with stripey straw
Rachel’s Traditional Trifle