Friday, 28 November 2014

Tess Ward's Naked Festive Feast in Bermondsey


Tess Ward, the Yes Chef, is holding a wholesome, colourful, gluten-free Christmas feast on Tuesday 9th December at The Garrison in Bermondsey.  Indulge with a clear conscience!  Note that only the food will be 'naked', not the diners...

"Celebrate the festive season with healthful foodie deliciousness.
This Christmas supper is so share some of my favourite dishes, in an intimate dinner banquet at The Garrison in Bermondsey. The food includes favourite recipe from my up and coming book 'The Naked Diet' (which is being released in April 2015) All of which are wholesome, colourful, free from gluten and celebrate my philosophy for everyday sustainable healthy eating.
The evening will begin with a delicious bespoke Chase Vodka created cocktail, followed by a threee course meal, and finally tea, coffee and petit fours to finish. 
Its a wonderful chance to mingle with fellow foodies, make new friends and enjoy tasty food. 
Menu
Bread Basket: Flax and Pumpkin Seed Toast with Smoked Garlic Butter and Pumpkin Pesto Dipping Oil
To Start: dill pancakes, smoked mackerel and creme fraiche or squash and chestnut dumplings with caramel pecans and sage chips (v) 
For Mains: venison rissoles with jerusalem artichoke, prune jam and brussel chips, smoked haddock in coconut milk broth or fennel and tarragon quinoa patties with crushed peas (v)
Sides: green bean, almond and sheeps cheese, roasted sweet potato and coconut creamed spinach
Pudding: ginger poached pear with hazelnut crumb or sticky not-toffee christmas pudding
Petit Fours: lemon cashew cups and cardamom chocolate coins
*All the dishes on the menu are gluten free, with options for all dietary requirements. 
In the best festive spirit there are also goodie bags for all, as well as the chance to win our amazing Chistmas Hamper with a beautiful Larsson and Jennings watch, Jewellery from Tada and Toy, Frescobaldi Artisan Olive Oil, Nude Coffee, Meridian Nut Butter and Organic Burst Superfoods"

When - Tuesday 9th December 2014, 7pm - 10pm

Where - The Garrison, 99 Bermondsey St, SE1 3XB

Tickets - £45 from Eventbrite here

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Joan's Club Night and Lebanese Supper Club in Farringdon


Joan's is a new supper club and party night, taking place in Farringdon, EC4 on Saturday 6th December.  Part supper club, part club night and shisha lounge, it promises to be lots of fun.  tickets are limited to just 75 - full details below.


"Joan’s is a new supper club experience, inspired by the legendary family friend of immersive theatre impresario Andrew Rutland. Joan was a real-life doyenne, bon vivant and lover of throwing a damn good dinner party. Taking on a 70’s members club feel, Joan’s launches with a night of Lebanese feasting, cocktails, a shisha lounge, backgammon room and ‘musical archeologist’ DJ Jonny Trunk. 
The first Joan's Club takes place on Saturday December 6th at Harrild And Sons, 26 Farringdon St, London EC4A 4AB. Tickets cost £40 a head including two cocktails - one being a 'Joan's Vodka Martini' to get the night started - followed by a Lebanese feast with an immersive theatrical twist, featuring a whole lamb as the main event, finished off with backgammon and shisha on the terrace. It's going to be a proper knees up to do Joan proud."

When - Sat 6th December 2014
7.30pm - 2am

Where - Harrild And Sons, 26 Farringdon St, EC4A 4AB

Tickets - £40 from Grub Club here

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The 'Winterville' Festive Town with Street Food & Craft Beer in Victoria Park


This December Winterville is opening in Victoria Park, E3.  Described as a festive town, it will have an ice rink, a pantomime, a roller disco, plus lots of street food (inc Smokestak, Voodoo Ray's pizza, Holy Cow and Crabbie Shack, plus a craft beer area curated by Five Points Brewing, featuring them, Pressure Drop, Beavertown and more.  It's free to get in, but specific events need to be booked.  All links below.

"London's newest and most anticipated festive destination unveils the culinary gems that will be on offer at Winterville this December. Trading day and night will be London's best street food traders, whilst the heated indoor food hall will be the place to enjoy an array of international hot and cold cuisine catering for all tastes as well as handmade seasonal produce. No festive town would be complete without its own 'Bar Humbug' pub blending aprés-ski culture with an East End knees up and serving sumptuous cocktails such as Pomegranate Cooler and the traditional Hot Toddy. Representing the rich East London brewery culture will be the Craft Beer Area featuring over eight breweries who will select and serve their best blends, whilst the 'Meet the Brewer' events will feature talks from master brewers, tastings and matchings. Meanwhile the cider bar will surprise even the biggest of fans with their delectable and wacky blends including hot salted caramel and hot buttered rum cider. Step back in time at The Bizarre Bazaar where the Vaudeville-Victorian inspired market will be just the place to pick up those last minute Christmas presents from kaleidoscopes to hand-made puppets, gypsy jewels and art pieces. Then warm up your winter with The Wick's 'A Caribbean Christmas' with local talent performances alongside a Boutique Shanty Town Market with vinyl sellers, live music, steel pan band, beach bar and of course 'Rasta' Clause and his Grotto. Winterville at Victoria Park will launch on 2nd December and will run throughout the month with an extended day of celebrations on New Year's Day"
THE FOOD
Gurmetti | The Cauldron | The Cheese Truck | Smokestak | Taco Truck | Voodoo Rays | Wholefood Heaven | Sound of Silence | Deshi Roti | Dogtown | Black Acorn | Chimichurri Latino | Churros Amigos | Cooking Cooks | Holy Cow | Jaz n Juls | Makatcha | Halumi's | Ice Cream et al | Mei Meis Street Cart | Pink Grappefruit | Butchies | Les Deux Amies | Crabbie Shack | Limpopo Butchers | Liberty Cheesesteak Co | Paella & Tapas | Dorshi  | Bad Brownie 
THE DRINK
Craft Beer Area curated The Five Points Brewing Company:
Beavertown | Redemption Craft Brewery | Pressure Drop | Fourpure | Hackney Brewery | East London Brewing Company
Hot Cider Bar presented by Cider Box:
Classic Hot Spiced Cider | Hot Salted Caramel Cider | Hot Buttered Rum Cider | Cold Cider and Non-Alcoholic Cider.

Other drink offerings include... Mulled wine | Hot Cocktails | Cocktails | Brewdog | Aspalls | Red Stripe | Wine | Spirits & mixers plus much much more

When - Daily from 2nd December - 1st January, 10am - 10.15pm
(Closed 25th & 26th)

Where - Victoria Park, Grove Road, Bow, E3 5TB

Tickets - Entry is free, but events, ice skating etc need to be booked here

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KERB Presents The Clubhouse for Weekend Streetfood in Hackney Wick


KERB has just unveiled a new indoor winter space, The Clubhouse, in Hackney Wick.  It's on Monier Road, E3, just across the river Lea from Hackney Wick Station and other Hackney Wick places like Crate Brewery, it's going to be home to lots of street food traders like Bleecker Burger, Fundi Pizza and Kimchinary, plus bars and more, on Fridays and Saturdays, starting 5th December.  Start planning your trip!

"It’s here: the next step for KERB and our community of 50 street food traders. We’re moving to Hackney Wick, a place we love, to build the first proper home of KERB.
We’ve spent two years roaming around the city and while the KERB lunch markets will keep on rolling as usual, we feel now is the time to settle down into a winter space we can call our own.
The site is an old mirror workshop on Fish Island, close to the excellent Counter Cafe/Stour Space and a few minutes’ walk from CRATE.  It’s a large, spacious warehouse due to be demolished in mid-March, at which point the site will be turned into live/work spaces for local creative types.
Up until the wrecking balls move in we’re going to use THE CLUBHOUSE to bring out the best of our own innovative community, filling it with brilliant KERB traders trialing new ideas and running their own nights and events. We’ll be bringing in great London beer and racking up some tasty cocktails, with local DJs and live music too.
THE CLUBHOUSE will host Friday and Saturday evening events throughout the winter and showcase EXCLUSIVE NEW DISHES from many of the KERB favourites.
The space will include ‘The Bleecker Box’, a Bleecker Burger diner and can bar serving up a secret Hackney Wick special, and a Fundi Pizza counter with a wood fired oven they made themselves. Expect one-off specials and new menus from Miss P’s, Luardos, Kimchinary and more."

When - Fridays & Saturdays for the winter, from 5th December
6pm - midnight

Where - KERB Clubhouse, 105 Monier Rd, London E3 2PS

Tickets - Free entry, but I expect it to be busy, so go early to be sure to get in!

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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Pop-ups in London - 28th November - 5th December 2014

The 'Slap x Tipple' Two Day 80s & 90s Themed Cocktail Bar nr Battersea Park - Fri 28th & Sat 29th

This week's new listings in red

Food & Drink
The 'Deluxe' One Month Pop-up Restaurant in Spitalfields - Daily from Fri 14th
Dirty Tommi's Sunday Residency at Dirty Bones in Kensington - Sundays - Final week
Dram & Smoke's Winter Scottish Pop-up Restaurant near London Bridge - Weds - Sat
* The December E5 Bakehouse Supper Club in London Fields - Weds 3rd
Forza Win(ter)'s Fonduta Nights in Peckham - Thurs - Sat
* Farmer Tom's Kitchen's Residency at The Convenience in Hackney - Weds - Sun
* Fork & Flame's ‘Le Caquelon’ Fondue Supper Clubs in NW6 - Fri 5th
Kitchen Theory's Náttúra Nordic-inspired Pop-up Dinner Series in Maida Hill - Fri & Sat
Le Chalet Pop-up Winter Restaurant on Selfridge's Rooftop - Daily
The Little Yellow Door Pop-up Bar in Notting Hill - Thurs - Sat
The Lodge Balham - Jimmy Garcia's Winter Pop-up with Fondues and More - Opens Sat 25th
LovenPresents' Weekly Pizza Party by the River Lea, N16 - Thursdays & Sundays
* My Neighbours The Dumplings' Regular Friday Dumpling House at Palm2 in Clapton - Fridays
The Pop-Eye Pop-up Cafe and Gift Shop in Shoreditch - Every Tues - Sun
* The 'Pretty Sweet' Dessert-Only Supper Club in Fulham - Thurs 4th
The Q Grill Winter Restaurant at Ice Rink Canary Wharf - Daily
Night Tales' Street Food Market 2014 in Old Street - Thurs - Sat
Pao Wow's Pop-up at Kitchenette's Restaurant near Kensal Green
* Pickle & A_Space's Fireside Feast near Angel - Fri 28th
The Pudding Bar Pop-up Restaurant in Greek Street, Soho - Daily
* The Raw Dining Club Dinner in East Dulwich - Fri 28th
Saigon Streat's Friday Night Pop-up at No 178 in New Cross - Fridays
The 'Skandilicious' Six Week Pop-up Swedish Christmas Restaurant & Bar in Farringdon Road - Daily
Skylounge's Rooftop Valhalla Vodka Bar near Tower Hill - Weds - Sun
Som Saa's North Thai Residency at Climpson's Arch in London Fields - Thurs - Sun
* The 'Slap x Tipple' Two Day 80s & 90s Themed Cocktail Bar nr Battersea Park - Fri 28th & Sat 29th
* Square Root Sodas & Tongue 'n' Cheek's WTF Why Not Weekends in Hackney Downs - From Fri 5th
* The Tasting Room Pop-up Bar & Smokehouse at Broadgate Ice Rink - Daily
The Tincan 6 Month Pop-up Restaurant in Soho - Mon - Sat
WigWamBam's 'Woodlandia' 2014 Rooftop Bar above The Queen of Hoxton in EC2 - Mon - Sat
Yolk's Weekend Brunch at The Proud Archivist in Haggerston - Sunday 30th

Pub Residencies - Often 6 or 7 Days a Week

Bell & Brisket's 'Salt Beef Aristocracy' at The Duke's Head in Highgate - 7 Days a Week
The Bowler's Street Food Residency at The Horse and Groom in Shoreditch - Mon - Sat
The Burger Bear's Saturdays & Tuesdays at The Old Nun's Head in Nunhead - Sat & Tues
Donostia Social Club's Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Daily
En Brochette's 3 month Residency at The Star of Kings in King's Cross - Mon - Sat
Featherblade's 4 Month Residency at The Star of Bethnal Green - Daily
Flambée's French Pizza Residency at Catch Bar in Shoreditch - Weds - Sun
Kome LA Street Food's Weekend Residency at The Dead Dolls Club in Bethnal Green - Fri & Sat
The Social Meat Club's Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho - Mon - Sat
Sub Cult's Gourmet Sub Sandwich Residency at The Duke of Wellington in Dalston - 7 days a week
Texas Joe's BBQ Residency at The Grafton Arms in NW5 - Daily
Yeah! Burger's Residency at The Star by Hackney Downs - Mon - Sat

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Shopping 

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Archie Foal in Islington - Until 9th January
Boxpark Pop-up Retail Mall in Shoreditch
Brands Popping Up at Old Street Station
* Collectionaires in King's Road - Daily until 23rd Dec
* The Etsy House Three Day Pop-up Shop near Leicester Square - Opens Fri 5th
Four At Womenswear in Upper Street N1 - Until end of December
* Hackney Christmas Pop-Up Shop in Morning Lane - 4th - 7th Dec
* I AM A Pop Up @ Old Street Station - 1st - 14th Dec
Molly Meg in SE22 - Until 24th Dec
The 'Paddington' Pop-up Shop in Selfridges - Until 30th Dec
* Prestige Cycles at Boxpark - Until 30th Nov
Save The Children's Christmas Jumper Pop-up shop at Old Street Station - Daily
Studio Voltaire's House of Voltaire in Mayfair - Daily
Troubador in Dover Street - Until end of Dec
A Scandinavian Fashion Pop-up Shop on the King's Road - Daily
* We Built This City in Carnaby Street - Until 24th Dec

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Events & Markets

Doodle Pong at The Doodle Bar near Battersea Park, with food from Belpassi Bros Meatballs - Every Weds
Press Play's Screenings of Cool Runnings at Queensway Ice Rink - Weds 26th - Fri 28th
Swingers Crazy Golf Course in Shoreditch with Top Street Food Vendors - Daily
The Underground Film Club's Screenings at The Vaults in Waterloo - Tues - Sat
The Village Green Sunday Market in Hackney Downs - Sundays

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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Square Root Sodas & Tongue 'n' Cheek's WTF Why Not Weekends in Hackney Downs


For three weekends, Friday - Sunday, Square Root Soda & Tongue 'n' Cheek are collaborating on a pop-up at Square Root's base in Amhurst Road, E8.  Expect sliders, pasta, and traditional Italian dishes, plus Square Root's sodas, and cocktails made with them...  I think this one is going to be amazing...

"We’re going to be open every weekend in December up until Christmas in our railway arch in Hackney Downs. Launching on the 5th of December, this is something you’re not going to want to miss!
The Tongue ‘n Cheek menu promises to be spectacular. They only use native breed, pasture fed beef and free range British pork sourced from small farmers via nose-to-tail butcher, Nathan Mills of The Butchery. Vegetables come locally sourced, breads are from Spence bakery and the sauces are all homemade. Pastas, tomatoes and cheese have all been hand selected from the finest Italian offerings and will also be available to buy on site to take home with you.
The menu will feature a selection of amazing sliders, from Heartbreaker Burgers to Picante (beef patty with Nduja and pickled red onions), pasta dishes, including what can only be described as London’s best Carbonara), and some traditional Italian dishes. Stay tuned to this as the full menu will be announced soon.
And if that didn’t sound amazing enough, we’ve been working extra hard here at Square Root to come up with the most innovative cocktails we could think of, all using our handmade sodas! We’re bringing you a different theme every week, starting with cola cocktails to celebrate the launch of our new cola in December, continuing on to a G&T weekend with all three of our new tonics on draught and finishing it up with some heavily Christmas themed cocktails to get you all in the festive mood.
We’ll also have our range of bottled soda available to take away and some very special Gin & Tonic gift packs for sale (more on that later).
So see you on December 5th for cola cocktails, amazing sliders and loads of fun!"

When - Fri 5th - Sun 21st December 2014
Friday, 4pm to 10pm
Saturday: 10am to 10pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Where - The Soda Works, 449 Railway Arch, Amhurst Road E8 2AJ

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The Etsy House Three Day Pop-up Shop near Leicester Square


Etsy House is a 3 day pop-up shop featuring goods made by Etsy traders, that will open njust round the corner from Leicester Square from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th December 2014.  Expect lots of unusual handmade items including home decorations, jewellery, stationery and lots more.  Pls support this!

"This Christmas, Etsy.com, the world’s most vibrant handmade and vintage online marketplace, is opening its first pop-up shopping experience in the UK.
“Etsy House” will open for three days on the 5th December in Covent Garden, London selling a curated selection of some of the best that Etsy has to offer from across the UK.
With handmade gifts, home decorations, jewellery, stationery and much more for sale, Etsy House will combine the hands on discovery and surprise of shopping in a store, with the care, attention to detail and convenience customers have come to expect from shopping on Etsy.com.
Over the weekend of Etsy House visitors will also be able to book onto workshops hosted by Etsy designer-makers and order personalised items from makers who will be crafting items to stock the shelves live in store. Workshops will include personalised stationary letterpress, hipflask engraving, custom jewel and more.
Etsy House follows the success of Etsy’s first ever pop-up shop in Soho, New York in 2013 which attracted over 20,000 visitors during the 10 days it was open. It is the first time this same format will be executed outside of the US."

When - Fri 5th- Sun 7th December 2014
Friday: 10am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 12 noon-6pm

Where - 5 Great Newport St, London, WC2H 7HY

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