The launch of The Rum Kitchen next month is sure to warm up January no end! Located in the heart of Notting Hill, this new 60-cover Caribbean restaurant and rum cellar aims to become a local hang out for music and food lovers alike.
The Rum Kitchen will showcase the vibrant flavours of the West Indies together with its hidden cellar that houses over 100 varieties of rum. Soundtrack comes courtesy of Music Director, DJ Fast from The Fun Lovin' Criminals and Reggae collective ‘Reggae Roast’ so expect Reggae to Latin and Calypso to Afro-funk.
Ladbroke Grove born and raised, Head Chef Darren Williamson (Puma Yard in Shoreditch) has a Jamaican mother and Dominican father and his culinary experience takes in East Asian, French, and modern British cuisine. Caribbean classics feature starter plates such as Ackee and salt fish bruschetta with spinach and slow roasted cherry tomato and a Ceviche of scallops, tomato salsa, guacamole, cucumber, spring onion and coriander. In addition to staple mains of Jerk chicken and Curried goat, more contemporary options include Roast cod marinated in coconut milk with scotch bonnet, lemon zest, garlic and thyme and Brown-stew oxtail with butter beans.
The rum focussed cocktail menu has been developed by Bar Manager Imogen Elliott (Portobello Star). Try The Rattle Skull Punch – a secret blend of rum punch with spices and fruits, served in an enamel jug and the Rumbustion – with cooling coconut, spices and rum.
Interiors have been created by graphic design heavy weights I LOVE DUST and 44th Hill (Meat Liquor, and Ping - though they also work with Karl Lagerfield and Nike!) and feature a chilled out café style dining space and a cosy downstairs cellar with exposed rum barrels adorning the walls.
Opening first week January 2013
The Rum Kitchen
6-8 All Saints Road, W11