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CHIK'N, chef Carl Clarke's chicken restaurant, is opening in Soho this May, and to warm people up he's hostng a pop-up at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Great Pulteney Street, for one night only, on Monday 15th April. No booking allowed, so go early for the chance to try the excellent chicken sandwiches for just £5 each, with profits going to the Centrepoint charity. It's open from 6pm to 10pm only - go!
Zoe's Ghana Kitchen is holding a two month residency at The King & Co in Clapham, for April & May 2019, returning to the pub 4 years after her last residency. In the meantime she's become famous for writing her own cook book, run a restaurant in Brixton, and had other residencies in North and East London. Come for her new menu, including the slow-cooked Lamb Shank - which I'm told is stunning!
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The Turul Project is a Hungarian supper club led by head chef Mihaly Valincsek/ It is holding its next dinner on Sunday 7th April at Nanashi Shoreditch i Rivington St, and tickets are just £40 for a dinner that includes highlights like a dish of Trout, Sprouting Broccoli,Sorrel, “Tokaji Aszù” Vinegar. Be there!
They have very on-trend options including bio-dynamic wines, ones which are vegan and organic for example. We spent a most enjoyable evening sipping on glasses of Prosecco Eco Artigianale DOC NV from Veneto, Italy
Penguin Classics is opening a pop-up shop & event space called Happy Reading at 133 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, from Monday 25th - Sunday 31st March 2019. It will sell and display all 1,237 books in the Penguin Classics range, and also host lots of events in the store, including a book club, and a candle-making workshop for Mother's Day on Sunday 31st.
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Sri Lankan dining is coming to Brixton on Saturday 2nd March, when the Serendip supper club takes over the Brixton Pound Cafe for the evening. It costs just £24 for the evening, to sample a number of shared plates - to be enjoyed 'family style' by the whole table - in a fun atmosphere. Expect curries, vegetable dishes, rice and lots more from this friendly supper club!
The food here isn't as expensive as you might think, you can sample their new lunch and pre-theatre menu from £36 for 2 courses. Let's not forget, this is one of the most famous hotels in the world, The Savoy we are talking about.
The menu here is Spanish speaking-influenced whether it is the flatbread of Catalonia to the fish tacos of Mexico to the ceviche of South America, which is unsurprising given their head chef, Marco Padilla is from Peru.
The grilled octopus was picture-perfect in terms of the presentation (as were most of the dishes here) and cooked to just the right degree so that it had some bite without being overly chewy and was served with piquillo pepper, ratte potato, and nduja.
I was recommended their signature, deep-fried salt, and pepper sea bass. Like marmite, the presentation is either distinctly impressive or vomit-inducing depending on your point of view: the whole fish is served upright along with the head on the plate.
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Much better value was the lobster bake: at £27.50, it included half 1 pound lobster, peel 'n' eat giant shrimp, mussels, crab claws, and new potatoes and served in a garlic white wine cream sauce.
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For me, dim sum is all about the steamed items and you have a plethora of choices here whether you are a meat-lover, seafood-lover or a vegetarian. One of my personal favourites is the black prawn dumpling.
The highlight here is really the main courses and there is so much variety to choose from whether it is a bao burger, a curry rice dish or the ever popular pho or vermicelli noodle bowls.
I sampled a variety of main courses from the hibachi steak and chicken to the black cod and can safely report they were all universally well-executed, delicately marinated and never overcooked.
They've also made giant steps in recent years to cater for the increasing vegetarian market, hence you see most of the stir-fry dishes have a vegetables & tofu option along with dedicated vegetarian choices like the signature Rosa's butternut red curry.
Being a diagnosed seafood addict, I couldn't resist ordering the sushi sister. It came with all the sashimi you could ever dream of and more: seared salmon, scallops, mackerel, tuna, sea bass with truffle oil, daikon with shrimp.
Over the years, I've tried various pasta options and they've never disappointed. If you order something along the lines of fusilli, they are always great at soaking up all the inviting tomato or mushroom pasta sauces.
All the classic Indian street food you would expect are present: we opted for the crowdpleaser, Panipuri wala, which are crispy wheat shells infused with chilled tamarind flavoured water.
Zia Lucia is all about the pizza. They are baked in hand-crafted, wood-fired ovens imported directly from Naples and called lovingly, Dante and Wally.