Sunday, 17 September 2017

The Severn Sisters Feast in Borough Market for Action Against Hunger

The Severn Sisters Feast is a charity supper club with 11 chefs, taking place at Borough Market on Wednesday 4th October 2017.  Tickets are by donation of £90 or more to Action Against Hunger, and the line-up of women chefs cooking includes Zoe Adjonyoh from Zoe's Ghana Kitchen and Alissa Timoshkina from Kino Vino. A great night for a great cause!

"After a successful sell-out edition in Bristol in November 2016, the Severn Sisters’ Feast, organised by chef Romy Gill, MBE, comes to London for one night only!
On 4th October Borough Market will open its doors to 150 guests who will be treated to an amazing feast prepared for them by eleven of the most remarkable women on the U.K.'s food scene. Joining forces in the kitchen will be Zoe Adjonyoh, Rosie Birkett, Xanthe Clay, Natasha Corrett, Elly Curshen, Maria Elia, Romy Gill, Olia Hercules, Chetna Makan, Paula McIntyre and Alissa Timoshkina. Together they will deliver a festive menu featuring seasonal produce and marrying their vibrant multicultural cooking styles. A true one-off celebration of local produce, female culinary talents and the importance of sharing food, the Severn Sisters’ Feast will be a landmark event in London’s food calendar.
Welcome nibbles 
Grilled baby garden egg aubergines, Cornish goats cheese and wild Rocket on a Ghanaian butter bread crostini
With a glass of fizz from Vino Beano
Ossetian pies 
Tamarind stuffed chillies with a sweet and sour chutney
Wild mushroom in cultured butter on a sourdough toast
Main course
Beef cheek ragu with Guanciale, root vegetables and pannagratato with lovage OR roast squash, cannellini beans and a smoked onion ragu (v)
Soft polenta with glazed roasted beets, creme fraiche and green Harissa
Slow roasted pumpkin and crispy cavelo Nero and hazelnuts
Slow cooked quinces with goats cheese cream and crystallised rose petals 
Plum, Mavrodaphne and chocolate trifle"

When - Weds 4th October 2017

Where - Borough Market, Borough High Street, SE1 9AH

Tickets - A donation of £90 or more from Eventbrite here


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Link - Tickets page

The Italian Supper's Wine Dinners with SWIG in Hackney

The Italian Supper is back with two wine dinners, in collaboration with SWIG, and featuring wine from La Calcinara, in the East of Italy.  The dinners are in Hackney and take place on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th October 2017, with tickets costing just £40 for a welcome drink and 4 courses, with extra wine flights available to buy.

"We are thrilled to collaborate with SWIG wines and host Eleonora Berluti from La Calcinara, a 9-hectare vineyard in the Conero, an area of Le Marche characterized by limestone soils and close proximity to the sea. These features combined with organic, hands off methods give the wines a unique and irresistible character.
Expect autumn flavours, wine stories and our classic convivial atmosphere!
Dinners will be hosted a Stephen House Studio in London Fields, ticket includes a welcome drink and 4 courses. It is also possible to purchase the full experience, which includes a tasting of all Eleonora’s wines."

When - Tues 3rd and Weds 4th October 2017

Where - Stephen House, Darnley Road, Hackney E9 6QH

Tickets - £40 from here


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Link - Tickets page

The Kingsman x Mr Porter 2017 Pop-up Shop in Piccadilly

Kingsman, Mathew Vaughn's Secret Agent frilm franchise, has opened a pop-up shop with Mr Porter at 4 St James Street, so that fans can step into (& buy) the films' world of curated British luxury.  The shop is open until Christmas 2017 and features classic British and international menswear and luxury brands, like Turnbull and Asser, TAG Heuer, Drake, Smythson, and many more.  Don't expect anything at 'pocket money prices' - this is a luxury boutique.

"In our opinion, the Kingsman: The Secret Service was one of the most stylish films in recent memory - well, we'd expect no less from a spy ring headquartered in a Savile Row tailoring shop. However, while the first was great, the soon-to-be-released second instalment, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, looks set to be even more sleek still. How can we tell? One of the most stylish online menswear retailers,, is involved - and, even better, has opened an proper bricks-and-motar shop so every man can have a piece of the sartorial action.
Located on St James' Street next to historic wine merchant Berry Brothers & Rudd (which, we hear, makes an appearance in the film itself), the two-room shop is kitted out like a mini Kingsman outpost, complete with dark green panelling, futuristic interactive changing room mirrors and even the real stuffed Mr Pickles reclining on a shelf. There's also a special edition of the e-store's physical newspaper, the Mr Porter Post, that you can pick up for free only at this location."

When - Open Monday - Saturday until Christmas 2017

Where - The Kingsman x Mr Porter Store, 4 St James Street, SW1A 1EF


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Link 1 - Kingsman on Twitter
Link 2 - Kingsman at Mr Porter
Link 2 - GQ Article

The 'Chicken of the Woods' Seasonal British Pop-up in Muswell Hill - Fridays

Chicken of the Woods, the North London pop-up specialising in seasonal, rustic British is back for a new series of pop-ups, this time at Flesh & Flour in Muswell Hill. It's taking place every Firday night, and the food will be accompanied by wine from small independent producers.  I went to one of these last year and it was fantastic - highly recommended!

"Chicken of the Woods takes inspiration from rustic 'hole in the wall' bars and cafe's from around Europe with jugs of local wine, cured meats and plates of simple food to graze and share
We have joined forces with Flesh and Flour in Muswell Hill to do a weekly Friday pop up like no other carefully sourcing our wine in 5 litre bags from small independent natural wine producers and complementing with rustic seasonal cooking.
All viewed through the lens of a folksy British chef with over two decades of award-winning experience, whose style is an amalgam of influences that include the passionate use of seasonal produce, the rural landscape, researching heritage recipes, supporting cottage industry suppliers and cooking nose to tail. 
But his main influence is the social development of Englands rich and diverse food history being enhanced and remoulded by Europe's fine culinary heritage.
Our first evening is Friday 8th September then every Friday going forward.
Reservations start from 7.00 pm till 9.00 pm 
There will be a few tables left open for walk-ins on the night."

When - Friday evenings

Where - Flesh & Flour, 162 Fortis Green Rd, London N10 3DU

Reservations - Use this form


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Link 1 - Chicken of the Woods
Link 2 - Chicken of the Woods on Twitter

Friday, 15 September 2017

Pop-ups in London - 15th - 22nd September 2017

Lord Of The Wings' Residency at The House of Hammerton in Holloway Road - Ends Sun 17th

This week's new listings in red

Food & Drink

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Adam Simmonds' The Test Kitchen Pop-up Restaurant on Frith Street, Soho - Mon-Sat
Ben Spalding's Small Plates Sessions at Last Days of Shoreditch - Thurs-Sat
Club Gascon's September Pop-up at St Bartholomew-the-Great near Smithfield - Weds-Sat
* Crayfish Bob's All You Can Eat Crayfish Boil in N17 - Sat, from noon
* Dani Supper Club with CURA's Tapas & BBQ Dinner in Shadwell - Weds
* fodder's September Pop-up at Borough Wines & Beers in Essex Road N1 - Thurs-Sat
* The 'Foo Fighters Arms' Pub Takeover in Bethnal Green - Fri-Weds
Freakscene - Scott Hallsworth's new pop-up, in Clerkenwell - Daily
Frizzante's Thursday Night Agriturismo Supperclub in Hackney - Thursdays
Green White & Gold: an Indian Fire Feast in King's Cross - Thurs
* The Hot Wing Challenge at the London Beer Dispensary in SE4 - Sat, 3pm - 5pm
* Little Ghost's Asian-Inspired Bagels at Brother Marcus in Balham - Fri & Sat
* London Mescal Week at venues around London - Ends Sun 17th
The 'Lucky & Joy' Regional Chinese Pop-up Restaurant in Bethnal Green - Tues-Sun
Masterchef's Billy & Jack's One Month Pop-up at the Royal Festival Hall near Waterloo - Weds-Sun
* The Menus Making Change Supperclub in E1 - Weds
* The Mezze/Mezedes/Supra Supperclub in Peckham - Weds
* Oliver Rowe's Locally Sourced 'Urban Food Fortnight' Supperclub in SW11 - Weds
* Pedro Passinhas' 'Off The Wall & Onto The Plate' Wallpaper Pop-up Restaurant in Soho - Starts Fri 22nd
The Ragazzi Mayfair Pop-up Panini & Relaxation Bar in W1 - Tues-Sun
* The Shanghai Supperclub at the Joker of Penton in Angel - Thurs 21st & Fri 22nd
* Singha Beer's Thai Cook-along Nights w Andy Oliver of Som Saa in SW4 - Mon-Weds
* The 2017 Slider Decider - with 16 Chefs - at Broadgate Circle nr Liverpool Street - Sat, Noon-6pm
* Tacu Tacu's 6 month Latin American Pop-up in Mare Street, E8 - Weds-Sat
* Tiny Leaf's Supperclubs at Erith Lighthouse - Fri & Sat
* Tokunbo's Kitchen's 2nd Birthday Party at The clerkenwell Kitchen - Sat
* Vinery's September Pop-up 'Honesty' Wine Bar in Soho - Fri 22nd

Open Air & Rooftop

Brixton Rooftop Beach - Weds-Sun
The Bussey Beer Garden Rooftop Pop-up Bar in Peckham - Fri & Sat
* The Comeda Latin American Festival in SW6 - Sat & Sun
Frank's Cafe - The Rooftop Pop-up in Peckham - Tues-Sun
Jimmy Garcia's BBQ Club on the South Bank with Big Green Egg BBQs - Daily
John Lewis' Rooftop Bar The Gardening Society in Oxford St - Daily
The London Riviera by Tower Bridge - Daily
Midnight Apothecary Summer Rooftop Cocktail Bar 2017 in Rotherhithe - Fri & Sat
The Queen of Hoxton's 2017 Neverland Rooftop Bar in EC2 - Daily for the summer - Daily

Streetfood Markets

Hawker House in Canada Water - Fri & Sat
Dinerama - The Streetfood Market in Shoreditch - Thurs-Sun from 12pm
Kerb's daily market in Camden - Daily 
Pub & Bar Residencies - Often Open 6 or 7 Days a Week

Boustead & Bidois' Residency at the Shrub & Shutter in Brixton - Tues - Sat
Club Mexicana's Mexican Vegan Streetfood Residency at Pamela in Dalston - Tues-Sat
Craving Coffee's #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Thurs - Sat
* Frankly Peru's Peruvian Residency at Two Spoons in Honor Oak SE23 - Fri & Sat
GoneBurger's 6 Month Residency at The Three Compasses in Dalston - Daily
James Nicholson's Persian Residency at Louie Louie in SE17 - Weds-Sat
Lion City Kitchen's Singaporean Residency at Unwined in Tooting - Ends Sun 17th
Lord Of The Wings' Residency at The House of Hammerton in Holloway Road - Ends Sun 17th
Lucky Chip's 'Lucky Fried Chicken' at The Old Queen's Head in Essex Road, N1 - Daily
Malt + Pepper's Residency at The Bear in Camberwell - Daily
Mirey's Restaurant's Residency at The Charles Lamb in Angel - Tues-Sun
Prairie Fire BBQ's 6 Month Pop-up at The Prince in N22 - Thurs-Sun
Slow Richie's Residency at Brick Brewery in Peckham - Weds-Sat
Sticky Beaks' September Residency at The Dukes Head in Highgate - Daily
Taco Rebels' Thai Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Weds-Sun
Tem Ban's Thai Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Weds-Sun

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See all the Shops on a Map *

* 5 Pop-up Shops at Battersea Power Station - Thurs 14th - Sun 17th
Boxpark Pop-up Retail Mall in Shoreditch
Brands Popping Up at Old Street Station
* The Crafty Fox Market at Peckham Festival - Sat & Sun
* Jelly & Co's Design Pop-up at Old Street Station - Opens Mon 18th
* The Poundshop for London Design Week in SW7 - Sat 16th - Sun 24th
* The Pulpo Pop-up shop for London Design Week in Shoreditch - Sat 16th - Sun 24th

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Tacu Tacu's 6 Month Latin American Pop-up in Mare Street, E8

Tacu Tacu,  who serve great Latin American-inspired dishes, has opened a 6 month pop-up at 175 Mare Street, London Fields, formerly the site of Rita's. It's open Wednesdays to Saturdays, and you can expect lots of tacos, plus the legendary Pulpo Al Olivo, MexiClam Fries (clams simmered in a creamy wine sauce over sweet potato fries), cocktails and lots more.  See you there!

"Latin American outfit Tacu Tacu are returning to the food scene after the summer break. After starting off selling Mexican Shrimp Burgers in Brick Lane street market in 2014, several pub residencies as well as supper clubs, they are finally settling down in fashionable London Fields for the next 6 months in the site previously occupied by Rita’s. The space has been converted into a bright and colourful venue to capture the spirit of a Latin summer and keep it going through the damp British winter.
The first week is a soft launch with the menu limited to tacos (with the instahit Octopus Burger and those moreish Brazilian cheeseballs thrown in for good measure).  They will be giving away 300 of their finest tacos over the first weekend (15th and 16th). Choose from chocolate ox cheek, bajasian fish or jerk plantain.
A fuller menu will be available from the 20th of September- expect the Pulpo Al Olivo (the most beautiful Octopus in London Town), Mexiclam fries (clams simmered in a creamy wine sauce over sweet potato fries), Lychee & Ginger Ceviche and much more. For desserts- they will continue their flirtation with Latin cocktails- so, yes, that means the Mojito Cheesecake is making a long awaited comeback to London. In mid-October it will get even better with what will undoubtedly become one of the hottest brunches in the city- we can’t say much about it right now but it will be very special- Mexican chilli crab toast anyone?
There will be bottled beers and a revolving wine and cocktail menu which will include the likes of the summery Flower Power (Lavender and Chilli Margarita) and the caffeine-rich ‘Black and Black’. Rumours have it that they will also be launching a very special Colombian Gin and Tonic so watch this space.
The bar will be open till midnight but food served will be served Wednesday-Friday 1730 till 10pm and Saturday 1400-2200- keep an eye on their facebook for more extended hours"

When - Weds-Sat til 1st March 2018
Wed-Fri- 1730 till late
Saturday 1300 till late 

Where - Tacu Tacu, 175 Mare Street, E8 3FG

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Link - Tacu Tacu on Facebook

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The 'Foo Fighters Arms' Pub Takeover in Bethnal Green

Love this!  To launch their new album Concrete and Gold, the Foo Fighters are taking over a pub at 339 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green (normally The Dundee Arms) for one week - Friday 15th - Weds 20th September 2017 - with special beer, merch, a pub quiz (Monday night) and more.  I wouldn't expect to see Dave Grohl behind (or propping up) the bar, but you never know...

"Foo Fighters are proud to announce the opening of the Foo Fighters Arms in London for one week only. Doors will open to the public on 15th September to celebrate the release of their new album Concrete and Gold and will host a series of events for both fans and the general public. There’ll be Foo Fighters beers and exclusive merchandise on sale throughout the week. Keep an eye on the band’s social media channels to find out more."

When - Friday 15th - Wednesday 20th September 2017
From 12 noon on all days, apart from Fri when it is pm, and Mon when it is 4pm.
Quiz takes place on Monday at 7pm.

Where - The Foo Fighters Arms, 339 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9LH


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Link - The Foo Fighters Arms