8 Days a Week from London Pop-ups
Welcome to the newsletter. The aim is to give you notice of the best of the pop-up & short term things that are happening in London, with a focus on food.
This week we have -
Thursday - Thursday - Lucky Chip, Gin Garden & Forza Win
Booking Ahead - Hush Hush Dining's Burmese
Shop of The Week - J. Crew in Kings Cross
8 Questions with - Peter Butler from After Hours Dessert
What’s on this week
Thursday 23rd May
Lucky Chip's BBQ at Climpson's Arch in London Fields - Runs Thurs - Sun
Climpson's Arch was used for some great events last year including Burnt Enz & Homeslice Pizza's party in August, and Burnt Enz and Cornish Grill's Scallop Sunday in September, and this summer it's playing host to Lucky Chip, who will be barbecuing every Thursday - Sunday. The menu above is an indication of what to expect. Sounds awesome!
The first night (of 2) of The Wandering Chef's Two Night 'Soiree a Paris' Pop-up in Southwark
"The Wandering Chef is transforming the private room at The Crown, Southwark into their very own Pop-Up Parisian night.
Not just any old night however! Imagine a turn of the century Parisian bistro; think
Toulouse Lautrec, Absinthe, and a Coupe de Champange; The kind of place Hemingway may have taken Fitzgerald for a drink, given half a chance. Not only will the wine flow, but the table will be an array of French classics given a Wandering Chef edge."
Clerkenwell Kitchen Design Week Dinner
The Clerkenwell Kitchen Supper Club are back on Thursday 23rd May with a special dinner for Clerkenwell Design Week.
Sho Foo Doh's Japanese Street Food Residency at Pacific Social Club in Hackney - Runs Thurs - Sat
Kitchen Party Pop-up Dining in Clerkenwell - Runs Thurs - Sun
Friday 24th May
The first night of Check On's Great British Classics at Sanderson in Soho
Check On have announced their latest venture after the success of Northern Invasion and Hen Party and Stag Party. They will be cooking a Great British Classics 8 course tasting menu at The Sanderson, for three Friday & Saturday nights in May and June.
Zoe's Ghana Kitchen's One Night Pop-up at Pip's Dish in Islington
"We are very proud to be part of PipsDish and We Are Pop Up’s PopUp Challege
Join us on Friday 24th as we compete with London’s best pop-ups to take the crown back to Ghana town…
We’re Ghana bring the Azonto vibes in a full scale takeover of the famous Citroen Garage and a no messing around Ghanaian Banquet with a chance to taste EVERYTHING on the menu..."
The first day of The Gin Garden's Bombay Sapphire Botanical Experience at The Hoxton Hotel (Runs until 30th)
Big friends of this site The Gin Garden are holding a new one week pop-up at The Hoxton Hotel in Great Eastern Street, in conjunction with Bombay Sapphire. There are three separate events during the week: Learn to make the ultimate G&T, leearn to make fragrances with gin infusions, and an ultimate G&T menu, with different G&Ts to choose from, with canapes.
Street Feast's Friday Nights in Haggerston
El Rey Tacos & Mexican Food in Clapton
The final night of Harry Sasson's Club Colombia Pop-up Restaurant at The InterContinental Park Lane
"InterContinental London Park Lane is hosting a pop-up of Harry Sasson’s pioneering restaurant in Bogotá, Club Colombia. Known as one of South America’s most celebrated Chefs, Harry and his team will take over Cookbook Cafe at InterContinental London Park Lane from 17th – 25th May 2013 to recreate his modern and refined approach to Colombian cuisine."
Weekends at The Midnight Apothecary Rooftop Cocktail Bar in Rotherhithe
Sunday 26th May
'Sunday Papers Live' Daytime Festival near Camden
Sunday Papers Live is a new event that sounds a bit like a cross between being in the audience for a Radio 4 discussion programme, the 'books' tent at a festival, and a great afternoon in the pub, plus outdoor activities including walks. It's being organised by Secret Garden Party and Wilderness, and if you've ever been to any of their events you'll know to expect something eclectic.
You get talks and analysis of news and culture from people like Jon Ronson, Gavin Turk and Katharine Hamnett, while you eat food from the Forgotten Feast chef, and it's all in Cecil Sharp House, home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.
Pop-up Sunday Night Supper at Rosendale Allotments in Tulse Hill
"As part of Chelsea Fringe Festival 2013, Rosendale Allotments invites you to participate in an evening of seasonal deliciousness and delights with a Pop Up Supper at the allotments.”
Monday 27th May
Bank Holiday Monday! Nothing listed as yet, but follow me on Twitter for things nearer the time
Tuesday 28th May
May Films at The Breakfast Club in Hoxton - Baby Fever
Tuesday's film is Junior
A Grape Night In Present #WineWednesdays 'Underground' Pop-up Wine Bar near London Bridge
Each month will have a theme, and the theme for all the Wednesdays in May is 'Underground'. Note that the bar is not underground - it's still in the same 5th floor space!
The first night of Forza Win Rooftop Pizza in East London
"Tickets will be £30 and include a drink on arrival, a starter (panzanella) then we’ll roll into a pizza tasting menu - the idea being that by the time you leave, you’ve eaten a whole pizza but every slice is part of a different pizza. We’ll follow that delicious desserts from Gelupo and some entertainment to cap off the evening."
There are always lots of Supper Clubs happening too - Find a Supper Club here
Coming Soon - Listings to make you hungry (& thirsty)
See them all here
PluSixFive's One Night Pop Up at Yum Bun near Old Street - 31st May
"YEP. For one night only, we're going to be invading yum bun's kitchen and serving up ox cheek rendang and popiah filling in their soft pillowy buns.
£12 for a set of two plusixfive buns, the classic yumbun pork belly bun AND a beer off the awesome kids at rotary bar. Walk-in orders are sans beer and subject to availability, so BOOK NOW NOW NOW."
Jimmy's Underground Pop-up Restaurant in Clapham North - from 1st June
"From the 1st June, we will be transforming the cellar of DVine Wines in to a 26 seat pop-up restaurant: 'Jimmy's Undergound Pop-up.' We'll be operating a BYO booze policy, and sourcing all of our ingredients from small, independent farmers and suppliers.”
Foodies Wine Night with Waitrose at 409 in Clapham - 4th June
This is an intriguing collaboration. 409 in Clapham are hosting a night with Waitrose comprising a tasting menu, complemented by wines from Waitrose. £40 gets you the tasting menu, with different wines for each course.
Hush Hush Dining's Burmese Supper at The National Gallery - 13th June
"On Thursday 13th June Debbie Riehl, from Hush Hush Dining, will be sharing her passion for Burmese food - inspired by her early years in Burma. Expect some of the nation's favourite dishes, including Ohn-No-Khao-Swe. This is a night not to be missed - a rare opportunity to sample this unique cuisine!"
Shop of the Week
J.Crew's Two Day Pop-up Shop in King's Cross
"From May 24 to 25 only, the concept store will showcase the brand's summer collection (available to pre-order) and provide a preview of the autumn range, while offering a selection of Italian cashmere pieces which will be shopable alongside one-of-a-kind hand jewelled collars. In addition to the Cashmere Shop, J.Crew will be offering a monogramming service."
8 Questions with...
Peter Butler from After Hours Dessert
Appearing at Allpress Espresso, Redchurch St, in May & June
I can’t live without my...
Global knives. Bought them 10 years ago, and still the single best kitchen investment I've ever made.
5 years ago I was...
At university. Probably sleeping through a lecture.
Have you forgotten how good they taste?
Fish & chip shop scraps. A reminder of my Yorkshire childhood. Do they even exist in London? Not sure.
My favourite local pub is...
I live in Bethnal Green, so: The Florist for a beer; Sebright Arms for a beer & a burger; The Empress for a beer, wine, 3-courses & coffee.
My favourite local restaurant is...
Tas Firin on Bethnal Green Road. No hype, just simple, affordable, tasty Turkish food.
My favourite person on Twitter is...
Not really a person, but Accidental Partridge (@accidentalp) always tickles me. Definitely prefer a good comedy account to someone tweeting their every movement.
I’d love to bring Artisan American-style doughnuts to London
Think Doughnut Plant / Dough / Voodoo Doughnuts / Dynamo Donuts in the US. I had a doughnut revelation in New York last year and would love to bring them to London.
Who should be on TV?
Ben Spalding would be great. It's time that the Great-British-Menu-Saturday-Kitchen crowd moved aside and some of the many young, talented, original chefs leading the London scene took over.
Next Week - Asma Khan from Darjeeling Express
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