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Ceviche on the road

Next month in July, Martin Morales’ Ceviche is hitting the road on a ten date pop-up tour bringing Ceviche to every corner of Britain. The Peruvian restaurant began life as a pop-up in London last year before finding a permanent home in Soho in March. The tour, which will be taking in destinations from Edinburgh to Padstow, will give people from across the country the chance to try dishes from Morales’ upcoming book Ceviche Peruvian Kitchen. You can also book one of Martin’s hands-on masterclasses as an add-on where you’ll learn how to make Ceviche’s infamous ‘Don Ceviche’ sea bass. […]

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Cinnamon Candy

If you love D&D restaurants – Pont de la Tour, Sartoria, Skylon, Launceston Place, Floridita, Coq d’Argent, Bulters Wharf Chop House, Avenue… (need we say more?!) then you’ll be delighted to learn that you can recreate the experience for your own private party or event thanks to Cinnamon Candy, the group's external catering and party planning company. Jens Nisson has just been appointed Executive Chef. He joins Cinnamon Candy from Company of Cooks, where he spent three successful years cooking for a range of contracts and high profile events at some of London’s most prestigious venues including the Royal Opera […]

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Around the World in a Kitchen Nomad Delivery

Trawling the supermarkets after work can often leave us lacking inspiration, grabbing the nearest packet of cheddar, tins of baked beans and all those boring products we buy and eat every week. But hope is here as Kitchen Nomad,  launching on 10th June, proposes a stop to the cycle. World cuisine delivered monthly; such is the unique concept of this brand, founded by a trio of British, French and Italian nationality collaborating in their love of travel and good food. Every month, members of this service can expect a food box of choice products from a mystery country, authentic recipes […]

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Psychic Burger

The brand new diner and burger joint just launched at cool live music venue, Birthdays in Dalston promises to be ‘so far up your culinary street it’s laid out a welcome mat on your tastebuds.’ It’s the brainchild of the entrepreneurs behind Birthdays, The White Rabbit, The Macbeth, Alibi and the Asylum Club in Fitzrovia – not to mention Roots Manuva! Chef Danny Cheetham’s main courses include the eponymous Psychic Burger (aged fore rib and chuck steak pattie in a glazed brioche bun with lettuce, marmande tomato, gherkin and Psychic burger sauce), Smoked Fried Chicken (brined and smoked with hickory […]

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Paradise goes back to school

Popular West London gastropub and party venue, Paradise, is launching The School of Grub, a unique summer event series hosted by some of the finest home-grown talent of food producers, artisans and critic. It pays homage to best of British food and drink. The school includes a cheese dinner with musician and farmer Alex James, a butchery course by The Ginger Pig while school term will end with a foodie quiz hosted by head mistress Kate Spicer. Lessons commence this Thursday 6 June with Mother Shuckers (try saying that after a couple of cocktails…) where the savvy oyster aficionados will […]

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Jazz Brunches at Criterion

There are two things which can guarantee a good Sunday morning, brunch and a little bit of jazz. There is something about them that are synonymous with hazy, lazy weekends and we say indulge in both. Where? At Criterion in Piccadilly. They are teaming up with Jazz FM, every Sunday throughout June to bring you live performances alongside brunch.  Things get going this weekend at 12pm, (perfect if you have been out partying the night before) with the first performance coming from the wonderfully talented singer-songwriter and pianist Joanna Eden, who is said to be Britain’s answer to Norah Jones. […]

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June Social Calendar

And so tomorrow we come to June, the start of the summer, supposedly. But let's forget the weather for now, because throughout June London is hosting a whole range of events, from the parties you have to be at, culinary delights,  to art exhibitions that have been running for almost a quarter of a millennium. Let The Handbook be your guide to some of June's great events: Parties:  3 Cromwell Road’s Great Gatsby Party: Themed around the book, it seems only proper that 3 Cromwell Road host a Great Gatsby Party.  Expect waiters and waitresses donning 1920s attire, The Great […]

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One Aldwych Tasting Club Heads West

A Taste of the West Country, the latest in One Aldwych’s exciting series of Tasting Club events, will take guests on an exploration of authentic ingredients from the West of England. This exclusive dinner on 20th June will see Executive Chef Dominic Teague unroll a sumptuous best of the West menu with special guest Yun Hider from the Mountain Food Company on-hand with expert insights for every course. What makes this delicious three-course menu special is that every ingredient can be traced back to its origins in the West of England. Peter and Sue’s 82-acre Merrifield Farm provides the succulent […]

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Toasting Summertime at The Mount Street Deli

Strawberries, marmite and McVities yes, but who ever knew that Britain is actually a top grower for sparkling wine? On 4th June, The Mount Street Deli is set to prove this fact, teaming up with wine experts Nick Hall and Stephen Clark to showcase the best in British fizz. Sparkling wine has always been close to the heart of Kent-born Nick Hall. Returning to his native Marden in 2007, he decided to build a vineyard and winery on a ten-acre parcel of ancestral soil. Tracing his roots back to artisan 19th Century farmer Herbert Hall, it can’t be said that […]

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Red Pocket

This weekend sees the launch of sophisticate Chinese restaurant, Red Pocket at Hotel Verta by Rhombus combining a chic and contemporary décor with a warm and exotic atmosphere. Red Pocket will be located on the riverside, a stone’s throw from on The London Heliport. Offering stunning panoramic views of the river, large floor-to-ceiling windows flood the space with natural light. Design features include Chinese artwork, chinoiserie screens, Buddha sculptures and Tibetan cabinets. The large open kitchen where the culinary team prepare dishes fusing Western ingredients with classic Chinese recipes and techniques will lend an air of theatre to proceedings. Operations […]

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Andy Warhol Limited Editions at Perrier

To mark its 150th anniversary, high-end water brand Perrier is set to release four packaging designs inspired by the iconic artist Andy Warhol. Eye-popping colours, iconic prints and unbeatable style, this colourful collection of bottles and cans provide the perfect match for the brand’s history of creativity, elegance and avant-gardism. Perrier had a long history with Andy Warhol who worked to design a show-stopping ad campaign for them in the 1980s. Now, Perrier pays homage to the artist and commemorates their unique relationship with a collection whose proceeds will go towards funding the eponymous Andy Warhol foundation and its work […]

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The Fish & Chip Shop

Next month, Des McDonald, former CEO of Caprice Holdings, opens first solo venture, The Fish & Chip Shop. The team that includes Executive Chef, Lee Bull, formerly of Le Caprice and Tower Isho, formerly of J Sheekey, all vow to serve only fresh fish approved by the Marine Stewardship Council. A selection of line and hook caught cd, plaice, haddock and pollock will arrive daily from Brixham and be cooked in a batter of Camden beer. Chips are hand cut and double fried in refined rapeseed oil – go for traditional salt and vinegar or experiment with hand prepared sauces […]

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