Sunday, 1 March 2015

Baz & Fred's Pizza's Friday & Saturday Takeover at New Tom's in Westbourne Grove


This spring Baz & Fred's a Gloucestershire based Pizza Company will be taking over the kitchen at New Tom's in Westbourne Grove, W11 for Fridday and Satuday evenings.  Booking is possible - see below - or just rock up.  Full menu to be revealed each night, but they had me at 'Pork Belly Pizza'...

"Baz & Fred’s, is known for its fantastic pizzas cooked in the Chadwick Oven. Baz & Fred’s is a Gloucestershire based Pizza Company making the move to London. They will be taking over New Tom’s Restaurant in Westbourne Grove for Friday & Saturday evenings starting on the 6th March. Expect great pizzas & beers at reasonable prices. Full menu revealed on the night."

When – Friday & Saturday nights, first weekend 6th-7th March
Kitchen open 6pm-10pm

Where – New Toms Restaurant, 226 Westbourne Grove, W11 2RH

Price – Pizzas range from £6.50 Margherita up to £10 for Pork Belly pizza
Bookings - http://www.newtoms.co.uk/ - 020 7243 3341

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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Glenmorangie's One Week Pop-up Bar in Soho


Scottish Malt Whisky Glanmorangie is opening its first ever London Pop-up bar on Friday 13th March to run until Saturday 21st March (closed Sun 15th).  Expect...  A whisky bar with cocktials, tastings, food pairings and experts to talk to.  Open from 5pm, Mon-Sat.

"Scotland’s favourite single malt whisky Glenmorangie is launching its first ever London pop-up bar this March. Opening on the 13th and running until the 21st on Bateman Street, The Glenmorangie Unseen Bar will reveal the unseen lengths and artistry that goes into creating the whisky.
Of course mixologists will be on hand creating a range of bespoke ‘Unseen’ cocktails or if you like your whisky straight up then there is the full range of Glenmorangie expressions.  For the whisky aficionados out there then you can head to The Glenmorangie Vault, an exclusive room at the back of the pop-up which will house the rarest of whiskies.
There will be food and whisky pairings with expressions from Glenmorangie’s Prestige range, 18 year old, 25 year old and Signet and even the exclusive Glenmorangie 1963 and Pride 1978 will be on offer by the dram."

When - Friday 13th March - Saturday 21st March 2015, from 5pm
(Closed Sunday)

Where - 15 Bateman Street, Soho, W1D 3AQ

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The Vegan Vortex's March Raw Food Supper Club in Dalston


The Vegan Vortex supper club is holding a raw food dinner at The Vortex jazz club in Gillett Square, Dalston on Weds 11th March.  £18 gets you 3 courses, including Cauliflower rice Tabbouleh, and Sprouted buckwheat pizza slice, plus there will be lots of juices and smoothies to buy. There are two sittings, at 6.30pm and 8.30pm - full details below.

"Join Vegan Vortex for our fourth delicious monthly three course vegan dinner, hosted at the Vortex Jazz Bar in Dalston!  This March we will be hosting another evening of serving up three raw plant-based and nutrient packed delightful dishes.
You will taste a starter, main and dessert crafted from raw vegan and gluten free ingredients (which are locally sourced/organic where possible). We purchase ingredients from Growing Communities in Hackney to support local vegetable farms. If you wish to come, booking is essential via Eventbrite to secure your table!
The menu is designed and prepared by Emily Stephenson, head chef of new London-based catering company, Vegan Delights. Emily is a professionally trained vegan chef whose experience comprises michelin-starred restaurants alongside vegan SAF and The Wild Food Cafe. Marcus Perkins, a lifelong vegan, chef and food enthusiast, works with her to produce dishes of high quality and standards.
To suit people on all schedules, the evening will have two sittings; 6.30pm and 8.30pm. We hope to see you there!
Menu
Starter: Cauliflower rice Tabbouleh, sunflower seed garlic sauce, freshly marinated cucumber ribbons, Sauerkraut and hemp seeds.
Main: Sprouted buckwheat pizza slice with tomato marinara sauce, pumpkin seed cheese, pesto, caramelised onions and fresh rocket.
Dessert: Raw sweet mango cheesecake with coconut ice cream.
There will be unlimited flavour infused Alkaline water available for you :)
There will be a small selection of juices and smoothies to purchase from The Vortex Downstairs bar on the night. Furthermore, there will also be organic wines, beers, soft drinks and hot drinks to purchase if you would like them."

When - Wednesday 11th March 2015 at 6.30pm & 8.30pm

Where - 'Downstairs at the Vortex', Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, N16 8AZ

Tickets -  £18 from Eventbrite here

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The Drive In Film Club's Spring 2015 Season at Alexandra Palace


The Drive-in is back for 2015 with a new run from Experience Cinema (Rooftop Film Club) starting at Alexandra Palace on 10th March.  It's priced at £22 per car (good value!) and they have snacks and more to buy when you're there.  This year films include recent Oscar noms like Boyhood, Gone Girl & Grand Budapest Hotel, plus solid classics like Dirty Dancing, Grease and Big Lebowski.

"Get set to put your pedal to the metal as the Drive-In Film Club is back in the race for 2015, this time firing up its engines at London’s world-famous Alexandra Palace from Tuesday 10th March.
Pull up a spot, kick back and catch a reel from your wheels as the historic venue plays host to the Americana movie night from the UK’s number one outdoor cinema company, Rooftop Film Club. With the best in classic films and new releases raring to go on the big screen and window services of stateside snacks by roller skating staff, this is the best way to enjoy a flick this spring by miles.
Blazing a trail as the capital’s only Drive-In cinema, the Drive-In Film Club allows you to enjoy some of the best recent films, with Oscar-nominated Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel all set to screen. Thrill-seekers can get their engines going with Gone Girl, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One and The Imitation Game, while lovers of the golden-oldies will get their kicks with Drive-In crowd-pleasers Dirty Dancing, Top Gun, Pulp Fiction, The Big Lebowski and Grease.
The ultimate blast from the past setting combined with state of the art digital equipment will thrill vintage fans and film buffs alike, and at just £22 per car regardless of occupancy, there’s no need to be alone at the Drive-In.
Sit back, tune in and prepare to be entertained as the ultimate alfresco Drive-In experience hits up Ally Pally this spring."

When - 10th - 27th March 2015
Screening times vary - pls check booking page (below) for details
Car park opens 90 mins before screening
10-Mar-2015 Grease Sing-A-Long (1978)
11-Mar-2015 Back To The Future (1985)
12-Mar-2015 Gone Girl (2014)
14-Mar-2015 Pulp Fiction (1994)
15-Mar-2015 Grease Sing-A-Long (1978)
16-Mar-2015 The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
17-Mar-2015 Dirty Dancing (1987)
18-Mar-2015 The Imitation Game (2014)
19-Mar-2015 Top Gun (1986)
23-Mar-2015 True Romance (1993)
24-Mar-2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One (2014)
25-Mar-2015 Boyhood (2014)
26-Mar-2015 The Big Lebowksi (1998)
27-Mar-2015 Grease Sing-A-Long (1978)

Where - Top Car Park, Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY

Tickets - £22 + fees per car full from here

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Caiger & Co's Literary-Themed Dinners at The Bush Theatre in W12


For two night only Caiger & Co will be cooking a literary-themed menu at The Bush Theatre, in Uxbrige Road, Shepherd's Bush, taking inspiration from (apparently) Oscar Wilde & Noel Coward and.....Harry Potter!  Tickets are just £35, and there will be a well-stocked bar for drinks.

"Fresh from our very successful Christmas pop up at Borough Market, Caiger & Co will be creating a literary - inspired supperclub at the lovely Bush Theatre in Shepherd's Bush.
For two nights only, you can enjoy this lovely space and food themed to some of the best literary works and writers from history. Think Oscar Wilde & Noel Coward and.....Harry Potter!
Bush Theatre will be running a bar on the evening, with some literary themed cocktails, in addition to their usual (reasonably priced) list."

When - Thursday 5th & Friday 6th March 2015, 7pm - 11pm

Where - The Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Rd, W12 8LJ

Tickets - £35 from Grub Club here

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Little Nan's Bar's Weekend House Parties in Greenwich


Little Nan's Bar (earlier) is hosting a series of Friday and Saturday night house parties in Greenwich.  Entry is free, but pls bring a gift for the house...  Booking is essential - see details below.  also, they'll be hosting afternoon tea on Mothering Sunday (15th March).  Get involved!

"The grandchildren who gave you the the multi award winning Little Nan's Bar are transforming a Georgian town house in Greenwich into Little Nan's home for a month of parties where you will be spoilt with Cocktails in Teapots & Crystal Cut decanters from Friday 20th Feb - Saturday 14th March.
Booking is essential for all of the parties, and once booked you will be added to the party line and will receive a text on the day of the party with the secret address. Large groups of up to 30 will be able to have their own room!
Let us know if it's your Birthday or Celebration and Little Nan will name a cocktail in your honour.
Along with Cocktails, there will be a selection of Beers, Wines and Bubbles on sale, along with her famous Disco Fries!
You can pop round after work for a Drink or stay for the whole party! Just let us know when you book in!"

When - Fridays & Saturdays until 14th March 2015+ afternoon tea on Mothers' Day (Sun 15th March)

Where - 98 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, SE10 8JE

Tickets - Free but contact Little Nan on Text 07792205375 or email tristan@littlenans.co.uk to confirm your place, saying what time, and how many of you
"Entry is Free, but Little Nan would love a House party gift, which will be added to her home decor"

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The Italian Dinner's March Dinner in London Fields


The Italian Dinner is a regular monthly pop-up / supper club, held at the cycling cafe Look Mum No Hands at 125-127 Mare St, London E8.  Run by Roberto & Andrea, the March dinner is on Saturday 7th, with a menu still to be decided.  Payment is by a donation of £35 (or more) - full details below.


"We normally serve a four course traditional Italian menu. Starter, pasta, main and dessert served in the funky environment of Look Mum No Hands on Mare st.
We usually start at 7pm with aperitivo where we serve some nibbles and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Dinner starts at 8pm and usually finishes around 10:30 with a glass of limoncello offered to the guests.
We change the menu every month, according to the season/availability of ingredients.
We have been running the popup for a year now and we've had more than 400 guests last year."

When - Saturday 7th March 2015, from 7pm

Where - Look Mum No Hands, 125-127 Mare St, London E8 3RH

Tickets - A donation of £35 (or above)  to book contact them via Facebook or email them - theitaliandinner@gmail.com 


Link - The Italian Dinner on Facebook


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