Dram and Smoke, who popped up in Vauxhall this summer, are back for the winter to wow us again with their Scottish flavours and general flumgummerie. Open from Weds - Sat for 5 weeks from 19th November to 20th December, it features a five course tasting menu, including Haggis Bonbons and Venison Wellington, whisky cocktails from Monkey Shoulder, and it's even available to book as a Christmas party venue.
"Hot off the heels of a sold out summer project in a working steelyard in Vauxhall, the Dram & Smoke lads are back at it this winter in a brand new venue in London Bridge.
Just like last time, guests can expect the best of Scottish produce served up family-style at communal tables alongside a solid soundtrack and party atmosphere. The silly season vibe will be helped along with a booze selection that includes gin-on-tap (literally), a range of craft beers from Scottish heavy hitters Brewdog and a short, but well-formed, wine list.
Whisky cocktails are being taken to the next level too with Monkey Shoulder popping up a Whisky den within the warehouse space that was once a leather tannery. Hot toddies? Check. Buckfast making it’s way into the mix? Believe it or not, yes. Add to that an ample supply of tartan blankets, candlelight and a whisky miniature for guests to take home and there’s definitely no shortage of Highland hospitality here to warm up those chilly winter eves.
When it comes to the five course tasting menu, a custom-built whisky barrel smoker takes centre stage in creating a number of elements that guests receive as part of their £40 ticket. The winter menu, served from an open kitchen, includes hearty dishes such as Haggis Bon Bons with Smoked Ketchup and an epic main course of Venison Wellington with Bramble & Ale Sauce that guests carve at the table. That Scottish breakfast classic porridge even gets a look-in although, unlike how grandma probably serves it, this iteration uses smoked bacon and blue cheese for a savoury twist. To finish up, the summer project’s deep-fried Mars Bar dessert gives way to Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Mousse served with Salted Whisky Butterscotch and huge sharing shortbreads.
And for those looking for a Christmas party minus the floppy party hats and stale ambiance, the pop-up is also available for full private hire throughout the festive period. So, if you’re looking for great scran, free-flowing bevvy and a touch of general flumgummerie, check out Dram & Smoke this winter."
When - Wed – Sat from November 19th - Sat 20th December 2014
7.30pm - midnight
Where - 2-3 Black Swan Yard, London, SE1 3XW
Tickets - £40 from Blletto here
- Welcome Cocktail
- 5 Course Tasting Menu
- Monkey Shoulder Whisky Miniature
Link - Tickets page
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