Sunday, 24 March 2019

The Turul Project's Hungarian Dining Experience in Shoreditch

The Turul Project is a Hungarian supper club led by head chef Mihaly Valincsek/  It is holding its next dinner on Sunday 7th April at Nanashi Shoreditch i Rivington St, and tickets are just £40 for a dinner that includes highlights like a dish of Trout, Sprouting Broccoli,Sorrel, “Tokaji Aszù” Vinegar.  Be there!

"The Turul Project is once again gracefully perching above the streets of London, bringing you the very definition of perfection in fine dining cuisine.
After the resounding success of previous events, our group of inspirational chefs and food connoisseurs cordially invite you to an evening of extravagance at Nanashi, April  7th 2019. 
Head Chef, Mihaly Valincsek and his team have designed and created a unique Hungarian dining experience unmatched from Budapest to London. 
Tickets are flying, so don't miss your opportunity to be a part of this flavour revolution. 
Let your tastebuds soar to the heights of the Turul!"

When - Sunday 7th April, 6pm - 9.30pm

Where - Nanashi Shoreditch, 14 Rivington St, EC2A 3DU

Tickets - £40 from Design My Night here


Link - Booking page

Whole Beast's Nose to Tail, Root to Fruit Drining at Louie Louie in SE17

Whole Beast, as the name suggests, specialise in nose to tail (& root to fruit) eating, and have just taken over the kitchen at Louie Louie, serving Mondays to Saturday nights.  This pair have had fantastic reviews from critics and regulars, and will also be introducing a 'dumpling day' on Mondays in April, bringing authentic Polish dumplings to South London.  Go!

"Chefs Sam Bryant & Alicja Specjalna met at Peckham's Coal Rooms.
Using flame, smoke, ember and ask to achieve subtle variances in flavour and texture, matching different woods to different meat cuts and vegetables for maximum taste - the pair pride themselves on using everything, nose to tail, root to fruit."

When - Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm, until the end of April 2019

Where - Louie Louie, 347 Walworth Rd, London SE17 2AL

Bookings - on the Louie Louie site here


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Link 1 - Whole Beast on Instagram
Link 2 - Louie Louie on Twitter

Klose and Soan's Two Month Residency at Unwined in Tooting

Klose & Soan - Matt & Sam - are the latest chefs to take over the kitchen at the wine bar Unwined in Tooting, cooking Thursdays to Sundays until the end of April 2019.  The pair have been working together for about six years, including being chefs at Frank's rooftop cafe in Peckham, and are bringing a modern British menu to Tooting, using great produce.  Really tasty food from great chefs!

"Klose & Soan are cooks and caterers for hire - a partnership between chefs Matt Klose (formerly Grub London) and Sam Soan (previously Head Chef Camberwell arms & Franks cafe).  We are two friends and colleagues bringing our combined experience & passion in both the restaurant and event catering worlds to create something new and fresh.
Our ethos is simple, to use the best seasonal produce we can to cook creatively, sustainably and collaboratively.  For us nothing can beat the very best ingredients treated simply and with skill.  We aim to bring our unique style of refined yet unfussy, rustic and delicious food to any event. We cater for events ranging from corporate canapé receptions, large scale banquets, weddings and intimate private parties. Also keep a look out for our pop up restaurant nights, kitchen residencies and street food stalls across London."

When - Thursdays to Sundays until the end of April 2019
Thu – Sat - 12 noon - 10pm
Sunday - 12 noon - 4pm

Where - Unwined in Tooting, Unit 16A Tooting Market, 21-23 Tooting High Street SW17 0SN

Reservations - Book a table here


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Link 1 - Unwined in Tooting
Link 2 - Klose & Soan on Instagram
Link 3 - Reservations

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Friday, 22 March 2019

Pop-ups in London - 22nd - 29th March 2019

Klose & Soan's Two Month Residency at Unwined in Tooting - Thurs-Sun

This week's new listings in red

Hanoi Ca Phe's March Residency at Deeneys in Leyton - Thurs-Sat
KityCow's 3 Month Nepalese Residency at Hush in Mayfair - Tues-Sat
Le Bun Shack at Ely's Yard in Shoreditch - Weds-Sun
* London Kitchen Social Live presents #WatercressChallenge in EC3 - Mon 25th
* Peppeckish at The Hill Station in SE14 - Weds and Saturday nights
* Princess of Persia's Kitchen Takeover at Isla Ray in Deptford - Weds 27th
Sakurao Gin's Cherry Blossom Pop-up at Hush in Mayfair - Daily
Slaw's 5 Month Vegan Residency in Upper Street, N1 - Tues-Sun
SoBe's Burger Residency at the Well Street Kitchen in Hackney - Weds-Sun
Spanish Particular's Tapas Pop-up at Norris + Knight in SE22 - Thurs-Sat

Open Air Events & Streetfood Markets

Pub & Bar Residencies - Often Open 6 or 7 Days a Week



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Saturday, 16 March 2019

Dining With BPR's Dinner at the London Cooking Project in Battersea

Dining With BPR - a collaboration between chef friends Balaz, Pierre & Ray - is hosting a BYO dinner at The London Cooking Project in SW11 on Saturday 23rd March 2019.  Tickets are just £49 and that gets you a four course tasting menu plus a drink when you arrive.

"Upon arrival you will receive a welcome drink. We will invite you to find your seats and get the party starting.
The 4 course have been designed by Raymond Yeung who is co-founder of Dining with BPR Ltd.
risotto/carrot/charred feta* 
duck/5 spice/lotus/fennel*
lemon/mascarpone "

When - Saturday 23rd March 2019
7pm - 10.30pm

Where - London Cooking Project, 1 Ethelburga Street, SW11 4AG

Tickets - £48.56 from Eventbrite here - & it's BYOB!


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Link - Dining with BPR

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Penguin Classics' Happy Reading Pop-up Book Shop in Shoreditch

Penguin Classics is opening a pop-up shop & event space called Happy Reading at 133 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, from Monday 25th - Sunday 31st March 2019.   It will sell and display all 1,237 books in the Penguin Classics range, and also host lots of events in the store, including a book club, and a candle-making workshop for Mother's Day on Sunday 31st.

"On 25 March 2019, Penguin Classics is launching Happy Reading, its first ever pop-up bookshop in Shoreditch to celebrate reading for pleasure and the special books that impact our lives.
Showcasing the range and diversity of world literature, the space will display a single copy of each of the 1,257 books in the world-renowned Penguin Classics list. Happy Reading is both a shop and a cultural space for readers to explore, discuss and challenge the literary canon.
During the evenings, the space will host a range of events and workshops. Confirmed events include a Mother’s Day candle making workshop with Literati & Light, a panel discussion on happiness in partnership with Refinery29 and an event focussing on women in the canon with Penguin Live.
Tickets can be bought from the Penguin Live website.
Events schedule:
Black Girl's Book Club - March 27
Black Girl's Book Club will be hosting a discussion around Nella Larsen's Passing, with canapes and prosecco. This event is for women only.
The Original Feminists - Hosted by Penguin Live - March 28
A look at the ways in which classics have influenced modern feminist thinking and how themes that were written about through the centuries are still relevant today. A panel discussion with special guests, Hannah Dawson, Sara Collins and Sharlene Teo.
What the F*** is Happiness Anyway? - Hosted by Refinery29 - March 29
What does happiness look like in an age of personal and political uncertainty? Featuring a panel of big personalities focusing on the comedy and tragedy of happiness, discussing the moments - and the books - that have fuelled their own personal relationships with “happy”.
The Happy Reader Book Club - Exploring their Book of the Season: Frankenstein - March 30
A magazine from Penguin Classics and the publishers of Fantastic Man and The Gentlewoman, The Happy Reader is a biannual exploration of a single Classic through art, fashion, music and more. Join us for conversation around Mary Shelly’s gothic novel.
Mother’s Day Candle Workshop - Hosted by Literati & Light - March 31
Treat your mother to a craft workshop and create your own classics-inspired candle based on either Wuthering Heights or Pride and Prejudice."

When - Monday 25th March - Sunday 31st March 2019

Where - Where - 133 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG


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Link - Booking page for events

Linnets Kitchen's Two Month Residency at Unwined in Waterloo

Linnets Kitchen is now serving a mix of modern British dishes - insluding a Cornonation Chicken Slider, Pan Fried Whiting, and even a Native Breed Butcher's Steak - at the new Unwined in Waterloo wine bar, on Tuesdays to Saturdays until the end of April 2019.
The Bar is the second branch of the popular Tooting Market bar, this time in a series of shipping containers under the Stow Away apartment hotel.  The chefs change every two months, and each time wines are specially selected to pair with the dishes (& there are some very good wines on tap too!).

When - Tuesdays to Saturdays til end of April 2019
Noon til 3pm
6pm til 10pm

Where - Unwined in Waterloo, 137 Lower Marsh, SE1 7AE


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Link 1 - Linnets Kitchen on Instagram
Link 2 - Unwined in Waterloo