If you’re anything like us, you’ll have a never-ending mental list of pop-ups and supper clubs you want to visit before they disappear as quickly as they arrived. Unfortunately, despite our best intentions, this isn’t always possible – be it because everyone else has pipped us to the post (one recent pop-up bar had a waiting list of 8,000) or the run of one or two dates simply don’t work.
A month-long pop-up/kitchen takeover – call it what you will – is now running, and will continue to run throughout April. Mayfair’s Avenue is hosting the event which will see top chef, Ben Orpwood, step into their kitchen to turn things Japanese before he moves up north to Leeds to open new restaurant, Issho. Ben is no stranger to the high-end Japanese kitchen, having worked at Sexy Fish and Zuma in his time so guests can expect dishes like roast diver scallop with pickled apple and jalapeño, and smoked steak tartare with nashi pear and sweet potato crisps. Suitably sophisticated for Mayfair, it’s a clever way of generating hype in the foodie capital before he relocates to Leeds to launch the new D&D London venue which is set to open later in spring, complete with cocktail bar and rooftop views. Just in time for summer!
Guests can preview Issaho’s menu at Avenue until Sunday 30th April, at dinner only from 5:30-10:30pm.