London is an exciting place to be at the moment, for those interested in food and drink. As you are here, let’s assume you are. Those with spaces in their diaries should all check out these.
DAVID CHANG AT HIBISCUS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
David Chang of Momofuku is coming to London for one night only, tomorrow Saturday 9th. One of S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant chefs, he will be cooking a special 6 course tasting menu at Hibiscus (Momofuku Style!). It’s £120 per person but I think you will be talking about it for a long time after. there’s a few places left, I wouldn’t miss it. Call Hibiscus to book. Menu: http://www.theworlds50best.com/special-happening-at-hibiscus/5314
ARTISANAL CHEWING GUM FACTORY
Bompass & Parr is building an Artisanal Chewing Gum Factory at Whiteleys Shopping Centre opening 25 -31 October. People are invited to learn the secrets of chewing gum manufacture at the world’s first micro-factory.
Each visitor will be able to choose and combine a 200 familiar and unusual flavours including iris, gin, damp soil or yeast. In total 40,000 flavour combinations are possible.
Whiteleys Shopping Centre, Bayswater, London, W24 YN 25th – 31st October between Noon – 6pm Entry free, Gum £2.50
THE HENDRICK’S HORSELESS CARRIAGE OF CURIOSITIES
The Hendrick’s Horseless Carriage of Curiosities – a converted rail carriage stuffed full of objects with unusual history and function – will be pulling into Clerkenwell for the inaugural London Cocktail Week (11th – 17th October). A programme full of informative and agreeable events throughout the week will both bewilder and charm visitors to the carriage.
From the 12th – 15th October, you can purchase tickets to board the carriage for an intimate dining experience. Guest bartenders from leading establishments throughout London will be creating cocktails to accompany each course of a dinner by Bompass & Parr.
100 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5RJ
12th-15th October at 7pm
LONDON COCKTAIL WEEK
The first London Cocktail week is here! Some of London’s most exclusive member’s bars will be throwing open their doors and some of the world’s top mixologists will be shaking drinks and sharing their knowledge. Distillers and blenders from all spirits categories will be conducting tutored tastings and talking about their products. Lots to do, see and drink from the Bartender’s Bloody Mary Breakfast to Sipsmith’s Alpine Cocktail Competiton. Sounds like fun to me.
More details here: http://www.londoncocktailweek.com/
Throwing open their doors next week are The Savoy and Les Deux Salons. The Savoy has been in a protracted period of restoration (costing £100 million!). Les Deux Salons is the third restaurant from the folks behind Arbutus and Wild Honey. In soft launch (and 50% off) until Thursday, it opens it’s doors officially next Friday on the same street as one of my London favourites, Terroirs.