Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy.
Dub Plates Kitchen brings its remix of London and West Indian dishes to Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen as part of the on going series of “sessions” – a way for the restaurant to “celebrate the culinary diversity and neighbouring buzzing East London street food scene” by inviting traders to take over the bar food menu. I went to the Dub Plates launch night. I thoroughly enjoyed the sorrel and chilli wings as well as curry goat sliders. I had no complaints about being served a “Red Stripe” cocktail (Wray and Nephew Rum, Dubonnet , falernum and Aphrodite bitters) either. Sessions take place every Thursday from 5pm to 11pm.
New to Putney is El Patron a “tongue-in-cheek late night Mexican bar” serving over 60 different tequilas, an extensive list of party cocktails and street food throughout the week. Thanks to Leila Dukes for attending El Patron’s launch on behalf of tikichris.
Locappy + La Belle Assiette + Frerejean Frères
I recently attended a lovely little dinner party at the Locappy offices in Shoreditch hosted by the “neighbourhood discovery” app and “restaurant finder” alongside friendly folks from private chef booking service La Belle Assiette and boutique Champagne house Frerejean Frères. I loved Chef Daniel Salvado approach to fine dining rounded off with Catalan comfort and found the range of Frerejean Frères’ premier cru bubbly to be a terrific match.
Minor Figures is a cold brew coffee launched at the end of last year and has already found its way to the shelves of Selfridges, Whole Foods, Harvey Nichols, Daylesford Organic, and quality shops and cafes across the UK. I’ve got some in my own personal cupboard too. It’s a yummy drink (though, I wish MF made a sugar-free/just coffee version).