Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Quinto Quarto's One Night Roman Trattoria in Fulham


Adha Battaglia, aka Quinto Quarto, aka The King of Gnocchi, is holding a pop-up Italian Trattoria night at the Chairs and Coffee cafe in Fulham on Friday 7th October.  Tickets are just £35 each for a seven course menu, and it's BYOB too.  Book ASAP!

"The King of Gnocchi returns for a decadent BYOB dinner featuring a selection of amazing signed dishes Roman Trattoria style!
Grub Club veteran and Italian chef Adalberto Battaglia - Adha in short - (aka ‘The King of Gnocchi - a name he gained after a few years of street food success with it!') has devised another mouth-watering menu!
This time he's taking up shop in the heart of Fulham Broadway to serve up an indulgent 'whole animal', very seasonal and game menu! You'll be feasting on a seven-course menu packed with some of the best Adha's signed dishes and ingredients available from Smithfield Market as according to the tradition! 
Unique dishes as Pasta&Fagioli with Borlotti beans and pork crackling, and Wild boar blanquette gnocchi, or the two mains as Capocollo i.e. the slow braised pork neck loin and the special veal cheeks with Calvados!
You won't get better value or a more fun Friday night dinner!
Expect to sit close together with friends and strangers at communal tables. You'll experience the real Roman style conviviality of trattorias."

When - Friday 7th October 2016
7pm - 10pm

Where - Chairs & Coffee, 512 Fulham Rd, London SW6 5NJ

Tickets - £35 from Grub Club here - and it's BYOB


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Sunday, 25 September 2016

A Map of the Pop-up Bars at London Cocktail Week 2016



As in previous years, I've created a map showing the location of the pop-up bars open during London Cocktail Week, which runs from Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th October 2016.  (There will also be lots of special things happening at permanent bars around London - details here)

First you need to buy a wristband, which you can do online here.  You will need to collect this from the hub, shown in GOLD on the map, at the London Cocktail Village in OLd Spitalfields Market, which will play host to more than 20 popup bars, including the Patron Cocktail Lab, and the Sipsmith Gin Shop, and some interesting collaborations, including  Tia Maria + Coffee Project, and Jim Beam with Bodeans BBQ.

You can also collect your wristband from the Western hub in Soho, at World Class House, 4-6 Glasshouse Street, London, W1B 5DQ, but I've left this off the map.

Among the highlights in the East, around Shorditch and Spitalfields are...7

Woodford Reserve's The Woodford Alliance, in 471-473 The Arches Dereham Place, EC2A 3HJ

The Fentiman's Apothecary, at Wright Brothers, 8a Lamb Street, Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6EA,

Finnish Kyro Rye Distillery's The Kiro Tourism Agency at Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes, 32-34 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8DA

& even 

The Sailor Jerry Tattoo Shop at Cloak & Dagger, 34 Cheshire St, E2 6EH (Where you can get one of a choice of several free Sailor Jerry tattoos)

The Table d'hote French Supper Club at The London Cooking Project in SW11


Table d'hote is a new French supperclub from French chef Benoit Jeannot, taking place at the London Cooking Project near Battersea Park in SW11.  £33 gets you a delicious French meal, served communally with other friendly diners - and this one is BYOB.

"Bringing traditional French fare to London, Table d’hote is a new supper club & shared dining experience concept created by Benoit Jeannot, a French native now living in London after having graduated from one of the top catering schools in France.
In France, Table d’hote literally means “the host’s table”, a shared dining experience going back to the roots of traditional French Cuisine. It is about simple, traditional food, made with quality ingredients and served in large quantities around a table in a convivial atmosphere.
Benoit graduated in 2002 from the prestigious French Catering school in La Rochelle (Lycée Hotelier de la Rochelle), where he learnt about French Cuisine along with the ins and outs of the catering world. 
During his teenage years in France, Benoit would spend his weekends working at a traditional French restaurant in the nearby village of Ferme Auberge de Gournay, and it was here, along with the inspiration of his mum’s home cooking, that the idea for Table d’Hote was born. 
In 2003 Benoit made the move to England to improve his English and widen his catering skills. Since then, and numerous dinner parties later, Benoit is finally ready to launch the concept of Table d’Hote.
Through his food, Benoit hopes to take his guests on a journey to France, helping them discover new flavours and traditions along the way."

When - Saturday 1st October 2016, 7pm - 11pm

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

Tickets - £33pp - and it's BYOB - from Grub Club here

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Camden Town Brewery's 2016 Tank Party in NW5


Camden Town Brewery are holding their 2016 Tank Party on Saturday 1st October.  Named after the tanks that hold the beer, it's a change to drink the beer unfiltered, and straight from the tank, rather than from kegs.  It's happening from 12 non to 8pm, and there wil also be live music, facepainting, brewery tours etc, and street food from Bill or Beak, and Miss P's Barbecue.  Don't miss it!

"Camden Town Brewery is once again opening its doors, and tanks, to beer lovers at the fourth annual Tank Party on Saturday 1st October at the brewery’s HQ in Kentish Town.
This celebration of great, fresh beer invites the public to drink unfiltered Hells lager straight from the 60 hectolitre tanks, the equivalent of 10,000 pints. This year for the very first time, Camden will be tapping up an additional tank; pouring an unfiltered version of its popular Pale Ale straight from the tank. The Unfiltered Pale Ale is exclusive to the Tank Party – trust us, you won’t want to miss it.
The Tank Party is inspired by the German tradition of local breweries supplying Kellerbier (cellar beer) – unfiltered and as fresh as it can get - to their local communities. Camden celebrates this tradition every year so everyone can enjoy the freshest Unfiltered Hells, direct from the tank.
Taking further inspiration from German Breweries, Camden will also be serving its limited edition Oktoberfest lager. Brewed using only German ingredients, it is complex and nutty with a crisp, dry finish. As Oktoberfest season draws to a close, the Tank Party is the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of the German Beer festival in a non-traditional way. Camden’s Tank Party offers beer, the food and fun, but with no lederhosen necessary!
Set to a soundtrack of live music from local bands, there will be plenty to keep young and old entertained. Sign up to a free brewery tour followed by screen-printing custom Camden t-shirts and bags to take home. Become inspired by illustrator Gaurab Thakali’s live mural drawing, curated by Beach London. Kids will love the face painting, colouring competitions and balloon animal making. Finally, enjoy a selection of delicious street foodfrom Bill or Beak and Miss P’s Barbeque, topped off with a cakefrom Leila’s Place."

When - Saturday 1st October 2016
Sat - 12pm - 8pm

Where - Camden Town Brewery, 55-59 Wilkin Street Mews, NW5 3NN

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The OktoberFest East Two Week Beer Festival in E2


OktoberFest East is a two week celebration of Germany beer and food, taking place at OvalSpace in Bethnal Green, E2.  Open Wednesday to Saturday from 28th September to 9th October, there will be German beer, Bavarian food, tents, big wooden tables, DJs, and much more.  Tickets range from £15 (entry only) to £75 (3 course meal and unlimited beer) - it all sounds great!

"Come celebrate the wonders of Oktoberfest East – the coolest and most authentic London Oktoberfest.  We’ll be pouring litres of real Oktoberfest bier, scoffing a Bavarian feast from the Art of Dining and dancing to Hackney Colliery Band and Oval Space DJs.  All of this in our wonderful Alpine hall, artfully bringing to life the amazing Oktoberfest tents.
Journey with us to our Bavarian wonderland; at this London Oktoberfest there will be fun, games and music from our festival team, plus plenty of big wooden tables for you to eat, drink, laugh and thoroughly enjoy yourself. We’ll have free goodies and plenty of merchandise to buy, so you can really get into the experience."

When - 28th September - 9th October 2016, Weds - Sat
Wednesdays (7pm- Midnight)
Thursdays (7pm- 2am)
Fridays (7pm- Midnight)
Saturdays (Midday- 5pm, 7pm- Midnight)

Where - Oval Space, 32 The Oval, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, E2 9DT
Note - Not 'Oval' in South London. Nowhere near!

Tickets - All from Oktoberfest East here
-The Full Package (£75 ticket) includes a three-course dinner and unlimited steins
-The München Package (£45 ticket) includes 2 free steins and reserved seating
-The Reveller Package (£15 ticket) includes entry to the festival

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Friday, 23 September 2016

Pop-ups in London - 23rd - 30th September 2016

Abel & Cole's Organic Pop-up Restaurant on Brick Lane - Open Daily til 1st Oct

This week's new listings in red

Food & Drink

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Abel & Cole's Three Week Pop-up Restaurant at The Brick House in Brick Lane - Daily
The Battersea Canteen's Free Tuesday Dinners from Surplus Food - Tuesdays
The Burgers@N8 Pop-up Shipping Container Restaurant in Crouch End - Tues - Sun
The Chicken of The Woods Supper Club in Crouch End - Fri & Sat
* Clerkenwell Boy & Bone Daddies' #BoozyWeekendRamen in Old Street - Sat & Sun
Colombian Street Kitchen's 6 Month Residency at Green Rooms Hotel in Wood Green - Daily
Delish Thai's Friday and Sunday Pop-ups in Greenwich - Fri & Sun
IKEA's Pop-up Cafe and Store in Shoreditch - Ends Sun 25th
* Jason's Little Kitchen's September West African Supperclub in Clerkenwell - Sun 25th
* The Plot Twist's Season 2 Opening Night in Bethnal Green - Sat 24th
'POPdown by Cuisson' Pop-up Restaurant and Bar near Borough Market - Tues - Sat
Saigon Streat's Regular Vietnamese Pop-ups in Hither Green (Thurs) and Greenwich (Fri & Sat) 
* Soul Kitchen's Thursday Night Dinners off Brick Lane - Thurs
Street Feast's Hawker House in Canada Water - Fri - Sat
#TottenhamSocial Thursday & Friday Street Food Residencies at Craving Coffee in N15 - Thurs - Sat
Walkers's Pop-up Crisp Sarnie Cafe near London Bridge - Thurs-Sat

Rooftop & Open Air

* Brockley Market’s 5th Birthday Party in SE4 - Sat 24th
Dalston Yard 2016 - Street Food Night Market & Bars in E8 - Fri - Sat

Pub Residencies - Often Open 6 or 7 Days a Week

Bah Bah's Persian Residency at Unwined in Tooting - Thurs - Sun
Burger And Beyond's Residency at The Star of Bethnal Green - Daily
Cucina Rustica's Italian Residency at The Rose and Crown in Kentish Town - Tues-Sun
JUMA Kitchen's Iraqi Residency at The Cuckoo in N1 - Thurs-Sat
Dough Bro's 6 Month Pizza Residency at Wild Card Brewery in Walthamstow - Sat & Sun
Lion City Kitchen's Thursday Nights at The Waverley Arms in SE15 - Thursdays
Sambal Shiok's 6 Month Laksa Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho - Tues-Sat
Sho Food Doh's 5 Night A Week Japanese Street Food at Pacific Social Club in Clapton - Tues - Sat
Slow Richie's Residency at Brick Brewery in Peckham - Weds-Sat
Soul Food Sisters' September Caribbean / European Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily
Tem Ban Thai's August and September Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Daily
* Tiberi's Barcelona Streetfood Residency at The Jeremy Bentham, off Tottenham Court Road - Mon-Fri
Yeah Burger's Residency at The Strongroom in Curtain Road - Daily
The 'Yeah! Grills' Residency at The Victoria in Dalston - Daily
Yolk's 6 Month Residency at The Duke of Wellington in Dalston - Daily

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Shopping 

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Alfie Douglas' 'Back To Zero' Pop-up Shop at The Old Truman Brewery in E1 - Ends Sun 25th
The Bert & May x Darkroom Floating Pop-up Shop in E2 - Daily
Boxpark Pop-up Retail Mall in Shoreditch
Brands Popping Up at Old Street Station
The Harry Potter 'House of MinaLima' Pop-up Shop in Soho - Daily

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Others

Birdies' Rooftop Crazy Golf Course in Stratford - Tues - Sun
Backyard Cinema's 'Lost World' Pop-up Screenings at Mercato Metropolitao in SE1 - Daily



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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Clerkenwell Boy & Bone Daddies' #BoozyWeekendRamen in Old Street


Instagram superstar Clerkenwell Boy has collaborated with Bone Daddies to create a specially formulated photogenic boozy breakfast, including a bowl of ramen - #boozyweekendramen and a DIY Belvedere Vodka Bloody Mary on the side.  It's available for four weekends, from 24th September to 16th October, at Bone Daddies now restaurant at The Bower in Old Street, and only for the first fifty customers each day (just to ramp up the #FOMO...).  Don't miss it!

"What happens when you put the chef responsible for changing the way Londoners eat Japanese cuisine and the city’s most influential food instagrammer in the kitchen together to create a dish? The capital gets a limited edition, boozy, breakfast-inspired ramen designed by Chef Proprietor of Bone Daddies, Ross Shonhan, and Instagram sensation, Clerkenwell Boy, set to launch on 24th September and run for four weekends at the popular rock ‘n’ roll ramen bar’s Old Street outpost.
Drawing inspiration from the upcoming launch of Bone Daddies’ first cookbook and Clerkenwell Boy’s unending love for a boozy weekend brunch, the ramen designed by the pair, to be named #BoozyWeekendRamen, taps into exactly how Londoners like to eat. Featuring the Bone Daddies essentials of flavour-packed chicken bone broth as the base, Tokyo wavy noodles, and a topping of grilled pork belly chashu with oozing Clarence Court eggs, #BoozyWeekendRamen will take the form of a unique cheese ramen in a nod to the instagrammer’s fondness for the good stuff.
Created by whisking parmesan and egg yolks into the broth, it will boast an indulgent and cheesy sauce,complemented by the generous portion of grated Quickes cheddar piled on top.Other innovative touches will include a drizzling of a pesto given the Bone Daddies treatment with the inclusion of mizuna, a Japanese leaf with a subtle pepper flavour that works perfectly with the homemade chilli oil also included in the dish.For added brunch vibes, the dish will be served alongside a DIY kimchi Bloody Mary created in partnership with Belvedere Vodka and served in a glass dipped in maple syrup and a crispy bacon crumb to create a sweet and salty garnish.A blend of roasted cherry tomato with Worcester, tomato,and Sriracha sauces, the duo’s take on the classic cocktail also features some decidedly Japanese influences,with the addition of soy sauce and shiso leaf.  Using the miniature bottle of Belvedere served over ice in a traditional masu box on the side, guests will be able to create their Bloody mary to taste, adding as much.
For added brunch vibes, the dish will be served alongside a DIY kimchi Bloody Mary created in partnership with Belvedere Vodka and served in a glass dipped in maple syrup and a crispy bacon crumb to create a sweet and salty garnish.A blend of roasted cherry tomato with Worcester, tomato,and Sriracha sauces, the duo’stake on the classic cocktail also features some decidedly Japanese influences,with the addition of soy sauce and shiso leaf.Using the miniature bottle of Belvedere served over ice in a traditional masu box on the side, guests will be able to create their Bloody Mary to taste, adding as much of the premium vodka to the cocktail as desired.
Priced at £15 for both the ramen and the Bloody Mary, #BoozyWeekendRamen will be available for the first 50 customers through the door, every Saturday and Sunday from 24th September to 16th October, offering Londoners the opportunity to take a slurp and a sip of one of the city’s most exciting collaborations to date."

When - Every Saturday and Sunday from 24th September to 16th October
First 50 customers only each day - Opens at noon each day

Where - Bone Daddies Old Street, The Bower, 211 Old St, London, EC1V 9NR

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Link 1 - Clerkenwell Boy
Link 2 - Bone Daddies