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The Handbook

After the slog of the long, winter lockdown, we’re all eager to soak up the best of what’s happening this Easter weekend.

From socially distanced food festivals to espresso martini bikes, here’s how to spend your four days off.

Explore the artisanal offerings at the Duke of York Square Fine Food Market

This Saturday will see the return of the Duke of York Square Fine Food Market, bringing with it over twenty independent stalls offering artisanal, homemade and locally produced meat, game, fish, bread, cakes and more.

Located on the running track, just in front of the Saatchi Gallery, the market will be filled with goodies to sample and buy, curated by Partridges and in collaboration with Cadogan. Grab your last minute picnic essentials and stroll to your favourite park spot with homemade produce in tow.

When? Saturday, 3rd April, 10am-4pm. Moving forwards the market will take place every Saturday
Where? 80 Duke of York Square, Chelsea, SW3 4LY
www.dukeofyorksquare.com

Get a cocktail delivery from the Over Under’s espresso martini bike

For the cocktail lovers out there, Over Under has teamed up with Black Cow Vodka to fuel you through the four day Easter festivities… They’ve created two delicious limited-edition cocktails. The best part? They’ll be delivering the cocktails to your door on their espresso martini bike. 

The Over Under x Black Cow Espresso Martini is perfect for those who need a little coffee boost to tie them over, while the Over Under x Black Cow Dorset Donkey is packed with a zingy cherry liqueur and ginger concentrate. 

Espresso martinis never looked so good.

Head to a food festival at The Mitre

This Easter weekend, get your foodie fix courtesy of The Mitre’s food festival. The riverside favourite, known for its Instagrammable interiors and two on site restaurants, will be opening up its terrace for a food festival this weekend.

Set across the terrace, there will be a whole host of food stalls to peruse. Think BBQ, oysters, chocolate brownies, churros and their famous ‘Bombilini’. Set along the river, it’s a beautiful spot for a weekend day out.

Where? Hampton Court Road, Molesey, East Molesey, KT8 9BN
www.mitrehamptoncourt.com

Try Napoli Gang’s delicious Easter egg offering 

We can always count on Big Mamma to muster up an offering we can’t refuse and their Easter delivery option from their delivery service, Napoli Gang is no different.

Available on UberEats and Deliveroo for Sunday and Monday only, you’ll be able to get your dream chocolate Easter egg courtesy of Napoli Gang. Their handmade dark chocolate eggs are filled with creamy chocolate mousse, melting caramel and crunchy choco flakes before being signed off with words of love from the Gang. Chocolatey and delicious, don’t miss out.

Chocolatey and delicious, don’t miss out.

When? Sunday 4th & Monday 5th April
Where? Via Deliveroo and Ubereats
www.napoligang.co.uk

London Stock, www.londonstockrestaurant.co.uk

Get a feast delivered to your door from one of these Easter deliveries 

It’s finally Easter weekend – yippee! And that means four days off from work and indulging in Easter foods. To help you out, we’ve handpicked our favourite 13 deliveries from London’s finest restaurants, from Home at Nico’s stunning classic Easter roast to Coya’s Peruvian take on a traditional feast. Here’s what to order in…

Book in for a comedy night at home

If you’ve rinsed all of Netflix’s stand-up comedy specials or you just miss comedy nights at your local, book in for this virtual event where the comedy is brought to you.

Battersea-based Mondo Brewing has joined forces with Brixton-based brewery and comedy heroes Friendship Adventure to bring you an evening of Comedy in a Brewery (At Home). Available to watch from Thursday, 8pm, the line up includes critically acclaimed comedians, John Robins, Lou Sanders, Ben Target, James Downeswell and Naz Osmanoglu.

To go alongside the night, you’ll also be enjoying Mondo’s 440ml taster six-pack, featuring two Arcade 4.8% West Coast Pale Ales, two Technological Adolescence 5.1% DDH Pale Ales and two Machina 4.1% Lagers. 

Ride out the last of lockdown 3.0 in style with this beer and comedy bundle. 

When? From Thursday 1st April, 8pm
Book at: shop.mondobeer.com

IMAGE CREDIT: CHARLES EMERSON

Catch this colourful installation 

There’s something magical about how a rainbow can make you feel when you see one. The merging of colours act as a symbol of hope and we’ve all needed that over the last year. If you’re in need of a little colour burst, head down to the Greenwich Peninsula and catch the immersive art installation, Hundreds and Thousands, created by British artists Liz West. 

Available to see for free until 31st May, the installation is essentially a 700m kaleidoscopic walkway, boasting a whole rainbow of colours to help symbolise the resilience that the UK has shown throughout the last year. When the sun catches the rainbow glass, magic happens and it truly is beautiful.

WHEN? UNTIL 31ST MAY
WHERE? THE TIDE AT GREENWICH PENINSULA
WWW.GREENWICHPENINSULA.CO.UK 

Whip up this refreshing non-alcoholic cocktail

Perfect for sipping at the park or enjoying out on the balcony, this non-alcoholic cocktail ticks all of the boxes. Both refreshing and delicious, the recipe calls for Dash Water’s new infused soda range and Æcorn Bitters. 

Ingredients: 

50ml Æcorn Bitter
200ml Dash Bitter Orange & Grapefruit Soda Water
Ice
Grapefruit slice 

Method:

Add ice, the bitters and soda into a glass.
Mix before garnishing with a slice of fresh grapefruit.

Recipe courtesy of www.dash-water.com

Enjoy a picnic at the park 

We can finally meet in groups of six outside again, which means picnicking is going to be all of the rage this bank holiday weekend! Pimp up your picnic and make sure you have everything catered for, from the best parks to visit to the best hampers to try. 

We’ve even got all of your picnic drinking essentials too, from hard seltzers to CBD infused tins. You’ve never been so prepared… 

Credit: Netflix

Watch Netflix’s latest release, Madame Claude

Netflix sure likes to document some of the most influential, talked-about and scandalous individuals in history, and this week’s film instalment is no different. Enter Madame Claude, a film biopic of the French brothel keeper. 

Set during the 1960s, follow along as you delve deeper into the inner workings of Madame Claude’s lifestyle and influence in the world of sex work, until a young woman threatens to change the course of its existence. 

Release Date: Friday 2nd April
Catch it on Netflix

Listen to our album of the week, Flock of Dimes – Head of Roses

Lead singer from Wye Oak, Jenn Wasner releases her second solo album, Head of Roses, under the pseudonym Flock of Dimes this Friday.

Released via legendary indie label, Sub Pop, multi-instrumentalist Wasner showcases her infectious melodies, upbeat rhythm and introspective mood.

If you’ve never heard of her work before, you’re in for a real treat. From her multitude of Wye Oak classics to her recent contributions within the Bon Iver troupe, you will be sure to find yourself your favourite new visionary artist.

Release Date: Friday 2nd April
Listen on Spotify

BOOK AHEAD: Finally learn the art of cocktail making in this mixology masterclass 

Is ‘cocktail making’ considered a life skill? The team at Kindred certainly think so! They’ve partnered with Pernod Ricard to offer Londoners a step-by-step masterclass in how to create the ultimate citrus summer tipple for a post-lockdown last night and garden get-together. 

In the hour long masterclass, you’ll learn everything you need to know about upping your gin and tonic tipples. The two recipes will celebrate the subtle flavours of Malfy Rosa, an Italian gin that pairs with grapefruit and strawberries for an Amalfi-inspired evening, and Monkey 47, a dry gin that makes use of dehydrated orange slices. 

There are only five spaces so snap them up quick!

DIY kits will be delivered to your home address with everything you need to emerge from lockdown armed with two new crowd-pleasing cocktails.

When? Thursday 8th April, 6-7pm
Book your tickets at: wearekindred.com


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