Monday, 20 June 2016

Oliver Rowe's 'Food For All Seasons' Supper Club at The London Cooking Project in SW11


After several supper clubs in the lead up to publication, Oliver Rowe's book Food For All Seasons is finally here, and to mark it, he will be cooking a special dinner in its honour on Saturday 25th June at The London Cooking Project in Ethelburga Street, SW11.  It will be a 4 course seasonal menu - priced at £40 - with ingredients locally sourced where possible, and profits going to charity.  See you there!

"Feast on the flavours of June with the London Cooking Project and Oliver Rowe. Come to the latest in his series of Food For All Seasons suppers celebrating seasonal food and his book by the same name.
Oliver Rowe - the man behind Konstam at the Prince Albert, London’s first locally sourced restaurant – has long been an advocate of seasonal eating. June’s menu will feature recipes from the book to bring out the best from the produce that June has to offer. 
Food for All Seasons, which will be published by Faber & Faber on the 16th of June, is a personal and informative wander through the food year and can be ordered here. Copies will also be available to buy on the night. 
Profits from the supper club help to fund London Cooking Project’s charity partnership with the Mini Cooking Club and provide free cooking workshops for kids"

When - Saturday 25th June 2016, 7pm - 11pm

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

Tickets - £40 from Grub Club here

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Tokunbo's Kitchen's June Nigerian Supper Club in Tottenham Hale


Tokunbo’s Kitchen, a new Nigerian supperclub is having a dinner on Saturday 25th June at The Engine Room in Tottenham Hale.  Tickets are just £35, and the menu this time includes Asun - Smoked Goat Meat, Suya Chicken Wings, and Banana Coconut Ice Pops, all served in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.  Don't miss it!

"In Nigeria, we say “Oya, come chop" when it’s time to eat.
At Tokunbo’s Kitchen, our motto is for our guests to feel like royalty. Our aim is therefore to ensure that you dine like one. Expect your taste buds to be delighted by colourful dishes bursting with lavish flavours of herbs and spices. We guarantee that you will leave with a new-found appreciation for Nigerian cuisine and culture. 
Oya, come chop at Tokunbo’s Kitchen with other food lovers and feast to your hearts content because no one leaves a Nigerian kitchen without a full stomach and heart.
Come with friends if you can, but don’t worry if you are coming alone as there is a table full of new people to meet!"

When - Saturday, 25th June 2016
6 - 9PM (Starters will be served at 6:30PM prompt)

Where - The Engine Room, Waterside Way, Tottenham Hale Village, London N17 9FT

Tickets - £35 from Eventbrite here


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The Porridge Cafe's 4 Course Weekend Brunch at The Joker of Penton in Islington


The team behind The Porridge Cafe, which was a massive hit last year, is back with a new brunch, initially happening for just one weekend at The Joker of Penton pub in Islington.  They will be serving up a four course menu for slightly over £20 on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June, with seatings at 10.30am and 1pm, featuring porridge, but also eggs, ham hock and lots more.  Plus the bar staff will be making special brunch cocktails to order - go!



"The people behind London’s first ever Porridge Café will be back with a new Three Bears Brunch pop up. For one weekend only – from Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 June - brunch lovers can find the pop up at The Joker Pub in Islington, North London.
London foodies will be able to enjoy a four course brunch menu which will feature a 3 hour slow-cooked coconut lemon infused porridge with basil, caramelised peach and salted macadamia nut brittle.
Other courses include:
Slow Poached Quails Eggs, Kale Puree, Asparagus Tips, Avocado and Six-Seed Toast Points
Potato Hash, Roasted Field Mushroom, Smoked Ham Hock And Cider Hollandaise Sauce
Hazelnut & Walnut Waffle Drops with Pineberry, Melon & Melted Kinder Chocolate
Specially created brunch cocktails will be served alongside the food by the mixologists at The Joker.
Nik Williamson, Founder of the Porridge Café said: "After the success of the Porridge Café I want to start sharing some of the new recipes I have been creating behind closed doors, using new techniques and flavours. Brunch is such a great way to mix savoury and sweet in one meal and its rarely elevated to the same status as dinner""

When - Sat 25th & Sun 26th June 2016
10.30am - 12.30pm, and 1pm -3pm

Where - The Joker of Penton Street, 58 Penton Street, Angel, N1 9PZ

Tickets - £22.29 from Eventbrite here

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Night Tales' Summer Street Food Market with Top DJs in Hackney Wick


Night Tales, the street food market with a focus on music, is back for summer 2016, this time in Hackney Wick.  They're taking over an old stone merchant and scrap yard, and have installed food spaces, like the British diner Nanny Bill's, a Jamaican Beach Bar, and a Singha Discover Bar.  It'll be open every Friday and Saturday from 24th June to 27th August, and will have top DJs playing every night.

"IT’S ON! The next chapter of the Night Tales story is just around the corner and we're heading for a new location. We’ve transforming an old stone merchant and car scrap yard in the heart of Hackney Wick into this summers new hangout and we’re ready to open our doors. You can expect to see us go back to our roots with a more intimate but equally as impressive set-up.
The space features a 20m sun terrace, new concept bars and a raised mezzanine with private sun-drenched booths. There’s a traditional British diner courtesy of Nanny Bill’s, a Jamaican beach bar, a Singha discovery bar with a raised sun deck, covered seating areas and a pumping dance floor with some of the countries most respected DJs playing each night.
Launching on June 24th for ten-weeks, you can expect to see us go back to our roots. We’ll be transforming an old stone merchant and car scrap yard in the heart of Hackney Wick into this summers new hangout. The space will feature a 25m2 sun terrace, new concept bars with retrospective elements from previous Night Tales events, and a raised mezzanine with private sun-drenched booths where you can enjoy new cocktail creations and our favourites from past events.
There will be a traditional British diner courtesy of Nanny Bill’s, a Jamaican beach bar, a Singha discovery bar with a raised sun deck, covered seating areas and a pumping dance floor. There will be some of the countries most respected DJs playing on a nightly basis and a hand picked selection of London’s finest new restaurant and food businesses serving knock out food."

When - Friday & Saturday from 24th June - 27th August 2016
Friday - 5pm - 11.30pm
Saturday - 2pm - 11.30pm

Where - Night Tales, 1-2 Hepscott Road, E9 5HA

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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Pop-ups in London - 17th - 24th June 2016

Prairie Fire BBQ's June Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily - See under 'Pub Residencies'
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Food & Drink




A Grape Night In's Unwined Wine Bar & Restaurant in Tooting - Daily
* Beavertown Brewery's one month Pop-up Pub in Holloway Road - Thurs - Sun
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
Fowl Mouths' Friday Night Dinners at The Table Cafe near London Bridge - Fridays
Fraise Sauvage and Eat 17 Team up for "Pop Upstairs" in E9 - Fri & Sat
* The 2016 Gelato Festival at Spitalfields Market - Starts Fri 24th
Little Nan's Pop-up Rio Bar at The Rio Cinema in Dalston - Weds - Sat
Origins Of's Middle Eastern-Inspired Pop-up at Blessings in Spitalfields - Thurs - Sat
The Platform 1 'Permanent Pop-up' Restaurant in East Dulwich - Weds - Sun
* Sri L Catering's Sri Lankan Pop-up at Printworks Kitchen in Clerkenwell - Sat 18th
Street Feast's Hawker House in Canada Water - Fri - Sat
#TottenhamSocial Thursday & Friday Street Food Residencies at Craving Coffee in N15 - Thurs & Fri
Zlatan's Euro 2016 Pop-up Sports Bar at Inferno's in Clapham - Open for the main Euro 2016 games

Rooftop & Open Air

Brixton Beach Boulevard Rooftop Bars and Diners for Summer 2016 - Thurs - Sun
The Queen of Hoxton's Summer of Love Rooftop Bar for Summer 2016 - Mon - Sat

Pub Residencies - Often Open 6 or 7 Days a Week

Allihopa's Scandinavian-inspired Residency at The King & Co in Clapham- Daily
Burger And Beyond's Residency at The Star of Bethnal Green - Daily
* CLAW's Two Week Residency at The Hat & Tun in Clerkenwell - Weds - Fri
Dough Bro's 6 Month Pizza Residency at Wild Card Brewery in Walthamstow - Sat & Sun
Prairie Fire BBQ's June Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily
Oh My Dog's Hotdog & Burger Residency at The Horatia, N7 - Daily
Sambal Shiok's 3 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 Down Food's El Barrio Mexican Residency at The Shop in NW10 - Tues - Sun
Slow Richie's Residency at Brick Brewery in Peckham - Weds-Sat
Squid Kitchen's Three Month Residency at The Rose and Crown in NW5 - Tues, Thurs - Sun
Stephen Fries Burgers 6 Month Residency at The 3 Compasses in Dalston - Mon-Sat
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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Boxpark Pop-up Retail Mall in Shoreditch
Brands Popping Up at Old Street Station
* By Rory & Taylor Morris' Summer Pop-up Shop in Portobello Road - Daily
The Harry Potter 'House of MinaLima' Pop-up Shop in Soho - Daily
Magnum's 2016 'Design Your Own Magnum' Pop-up Shop near Bond Street - Daily
The Punk Pop-up Shop at the British Library - Daily

See all the Shops on a Map *

Others

Birdies' Rooftop Crazy Golf Course in Stratford - Tues - Sun
Rooftop Film Club's 2016 Summer Screenings in Peckham, Shoreditch, Stratford and Kensington 



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Sunday, 12 June 2016

The 2016 Gelato Festival at Spitalfields Market


Great news!  The Gelato Festival is back at Spitalfields for 2016, and this time it lasts over a week, from Friday 24th June, to Sunday 3rd July.  Gelato makers wll be coming over from Italy with their amazing flavours, plus there will be an event space, a lab, and a competition for the producers.  £17 gets you a gelato card, which gets you 8 scoops - no cash sales - and gives you access to events etc. This is going to be hugely popular!


"The most important Italian gelato gastronomic event, now in its seventh edition. A traveling festival, which runs Italy and Europe, traveling for 6 months and stops in 10 cities, rewarding the best Italian and foreign gelato makers, leading in the competition unique flavors specially created and which will be voted directly by those who have been taste them through the special Gelato Card, along with a panel of experts. Its distinguishing feature in terms of visibility are three trucks, created for the festival: a laboratory, an event space, a tasting place. Also many events happen time after time, for the duration of the Festival. Starred chefs, gelato makers, the most important and prestigious companies in the sector, all they tell the fantastic world of Italian gelato, its traditions, its secrets, what makes it unique and desirable worldwide. During the event they will be offered 100 flavors, created to celebrate the Gelato Festival 2016. In each stage there are between 8 and 16 selected gelato makers in the area that bring excellent never made before flavors to compete for the title of best Italian gelato. There are 12 flavors out of competition always unique and original from sponsors.
The Gelato Card
It is the way of access to the jury and to the events of the Gelato Festival 2016. It allows to sample all exceptional taste in the competition as the other unique and original flavors offered from sponsors. The card also allows to participate in all events reserved of Gelato Festival 2016."

When - Fri 24th June - Sun 3rd July
Friday 24th June - Saturday 2nd July Midday-8pm
Sunday 3rd July: Midday-7pm

Tickets - From Eventbrite here
A gelato card costs £17, and gives you access to events, tastings and more
Note that you need a card to get any scoops or tasters, and that each card gets you 8 scoops.
It won't be possible to use cash to buy scoops on the day.

Where - Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EW

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Sri L Catering's Sri Lankan Pop-up at Printworks Kitchen in Clerkenwell


Sri L Catering is holding a Sri Lankan pop-up restaurant at The Printworks Kitchen in Rosebery Avenue on Saturday 18th June.  Note that it's not a supper club - you book a time when you want to eat, rather than everyone all sitting down and eating together.  £30 gets you a 4 course menu, or £35 gets you the same, plus one of their signature cocktails.

"Due to selling out their May date in a week, the girls who started the 5 star Sri Lankan catering company, Sri L Catering are excited to host their next pop up restaurant in Central London! 
Bringing you a delicious exclusive 4 course menu of our most popular Sri Lankan dishes including our famous hoppers also known as "appam". 
Come taste the best hoppers in the UK! 
The menu will be;
4 course menu £30 with signature cocktail £35
Veg options available - please let us know about your dietary requirements and allergies
APPETISER
Selection to share – cutlets, mutton rolls, vegetable rolls, fish pattis
STARTERS
Artisan hoppers - Plain and egg hoppers with sambals
MAIN
Rice with a selection of authentic Sri Lankan curries, sambals and our famous moju
DESSERT
Individual Watalapan – Popular Sri Lankan jaggery custard pudding"

When - Saturday 18th June 2016
Open from 6pm - 11pm - eat when you arrive (i.e. not a supper club)

Where - Printworks Kitchen, 26 Rosebery Ave, London EC1R 4SX

Tickets - £30 for 4 courses (or £35 inc a cocktail) from Eventbrite here

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