Summer might have ended but September has just started and it brings with it a month of pop-ups, supper classes and masterclasses. Have supper in London’s oldest church, spend the evening in prison, learn how make to a chai latte and visit a rooftop spa…autumn is shaping up rather well.
The Omorovicza Midnight Suite at Four Seasons featuring La Perla
New month, new you…that’s how the saying goes isn’t it? If you’re in need of a little TLC after the summer then we have just the pop-up for you: The Omorovicza Midnight Suite at Four Seasons featuring La Perla’ a bit of a mouthful but worth it. Taking place in the hotel’s stunning tenth floor Spa, – you get 360 degree views of the London skyline, so you can reflect in the city’s magnitude whilst you get have treatments from the exclusive Omorovicza Midnight Menu that is designed to prepare the skin and body for a natural restorative sleep (something all Londoners need). The treatment includes a back massage, a choice of facials and then two 10- minute enhances including face soother and scalp retreat. Taking place between 4pm and 9pm all you have to do is relax and sleep…
7th -14th September and then treatments will be available in the spa
Where: Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London, W1J 7DR, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Hyde Park Corner (0.2 miles)
Prison-Inspired Cocktail Bar
No one wants to go to prison and too much alcohol can land you in prison. That said if it’s a cocktail bar inspired by a prison it’s a whole other story. Inspired by America’s most infamous prison, you’ll be donning an orange prison jumpsuit, given an inmate number and will experience life (albeit temporarily thank goodness) behind bars. You better learn the art of smuggling, as its BYOB – they wouldn’t serve alcohol prison now would they?
28th Sept – 17th December
Watching paint dry – it’s boring, but wallpaper, now that’s interesting. Particularly to experimental chef Pedro Passinhas, his latest pop-up restaurant is entirely inspired by it. Off the Wall & onto the Palte will open during London Design Festival at The House of Wallpaper by Graham & Brown on Greek Street. The seven-course menu will include sheet scallop served with slow cooked pork neck and metallic paper made from fresh oysters and an edible wallpaper napkin amuse bouche wall paper – don’t worry it is served on plates, you aren’t licking the walls.
22nd September – 4th October
Chai and Coffee Masterclasses
The founders of Pamban are pretty much chai connoisseurs and so they have decided to share their knowledge with a series of traditional chai and coffee masterclasses. Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month, the classes will start with welcome drinks and nibbles, so you can try some of the café’s most popular concoctions, before you learn how to select and mix spices to create your own bespoke chai, how to brew the perfect coffee and how to perfect your latte art, a basic skill all of us millennials (and non- millennials) should master.
5th September and then the first Tuesday of every month
Billy Goat Supper Club
August, September, Goatober… whatcha looking at? Never heard of Goatober? The month- long celebration of billy goat meat? Good thing there is a special dinner to mark the start of it then. Taking place at The Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, the dinner which is led by Cabrito in collaboration with ETM and The Jugged Hare will see six chefs from leading restaurants such as Duck & Waffle and Temper come together to cook a six-course goat menu. So, you’ll find Jamie Guy, Head Chef at HIX Restaurants cooking up goat roly poly and Gill Meller from River Cottage serving kid tartare with deep fried oyster and crispy seaweed.
Penny Farthing Supper Club
We celebrate start of summer with G&Ts and we’ll end the summer with them too as Franklin & Sons convert the Gin Garden at Cinnamon Kitchen into an evening of G&Ts, Indian street food and immersive Penny Farthing bicycles display – bear with us. The reason for the bikes – it’s inspired by the Bombay Bicycle Club, when food was delivered on the bikes in India and the supper club will be chance to enjoy two G&Ts made with Franklin & Sons tonic and Star of Bombay and East India Company gins and a bowl of Indian street food.
Tacos and Thai
It’s team work and two for one this month at The King & Co as they welcome Tem Ban and Taco Rebels to their kitchens. Mondays and Tuesdays will see Taco Rebels cook up their bold tacos which have excellent names such as the Rib Mac Meal and Slumdog Muttonaire, whilst Wednesdays to Sundays will be a chance to try out Tem Ban’s take on traditional Thai food including Thai fried chicken, guinea fowl relish and red duck curry. Two residencies means twice the amount of eating, and we’re ok with that.
Launches 4th Sept
Food and Film
David Bez, author of SUPPERLOVE, founder of blog SaladPride and now host of the next Food & Film at Charlotte Street Hotel. Taking place on 18th September, David has chosen the award-winning film Julie and Julia to show – the perfect foodie film, which will have you wanting to get cooking. He’ll also be hosting a Q&A session and you can upgrade your ticket to include a three -course dinner at Oscar Restaurant too. Nice one.
Where: 15-17 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RJ, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Goodge Street (0.3 miles)
Supper Club in London's Oldest Church
Nothing stops Michelin starred Club Gascon, not even being temporarily closed for refurbishment, they aren’t slackers. Instead they are going to open a pop-up at the beautiful cloisters of London’s oldest church, St Bartholomew-the-Great, so not only is it a chance to try a four-course tasting menu created by Club Gascon’s head chef and founder, Pascal Aussignac (with dishes such as peppered braised beef rib with oceanic tapioca and samphire) you’ll also get to experience it in a building which isn’t far off a 1000 years old (give or take a few decades) not often you can say that.
13th September – 6th October
More details: email@example.com
Become a past-master at pasta at The Bellvita Academy’s Pasta Masterclass this month. Under the expert tutelage of restauranteur Simone Remoli, the classes will inspire attendees to not only prepare incredible tasting authentic dishes, but to appreciate the seasonal ingredients and cooking styles of Italian food, the Italian way. The series of courses start on 4th and 5th September and will include two hours tuition per session at where punters will learn to make plain pastas with sauces, varieties of filled pasta, different potato gnocchis and baked pasta dishes. After the course there will be a ‘graduation’ dinner held at Remoli’s restaurant Pasta Remoli as guests of the head chef. The course will be held at The Bellavista Academy, near St Katharine’s Docks.
4th and 5th September
Hello to Hello Kitty
Say hello to Hello Kitty at Tombo. The cartoon cat-girl and Japanese institution is meant to be an English girl from the 1970s and not a cat at all (yes, she has whiskers, and looks like a cat; we think they haven’t thought this through). Hello Kitty will be in-residence at Japanese cafe Tombo in Fitzrovia who are making the most of the famous feline’s presence with a selection of Hello Kutty inspired menu items including Hello Kitty poké bowls and curry rice, Hello Kitty ice cream sundaes, Hello Kitty cupcakes and drinks with – you guessed it… Hello Kitty designs on them. They are also going toe selling a range of Tombo tea created specially for Hello Kitty. Sounds like it’ll be the cat’s whiskers!
1st September – 8th October
Mezcal and Mexico
Pull up a cactus and let’s drink to London Mezcal Week! All things Mexican will be celebrated in the capital between 11th and 17th September for Mezcal week, from Mexican culture and art to food and drink. Mezcal, the tequila-like spirit, will be very much centre-stage for the festivities and Thea Cumming and Melanie Symonds, founders of Mezcal brands Dangerous Don and Quiquiriqui respectively, will putting on a series of events produced by Lucie Massey, founder of pop-up series Slap Ya Papa. The three of them will team up to give us a cocktail competition, a Mezcal pairing dinner with restaurant Santo Remedio, various tastings and even a panel discussion on the future of Mezcal. Sunday 17th will see Netil House host an epic closing party. Arriba!!
Gnocchi and Ladies Kisses at Novikov
Berkley Street stalwart Novikov will be launching their Italian food masterclass, led by Marco Torri, head chef at Novikov’s Italian restaurant this month. Resuming his monthly classes, the last Saturday of the month will again be Torri-day as we relive Italian summer holiday memories with the rich flavours, the incredible desserts and delicious wines that mark Torri’s cooking. The classes will provide a great chance to learn at the knee of one of London’s leading Italian chefs, as well joining together afterward to tuck into the fruits of everyone’s labours. The first masterclass, on 30th September, will focus on Italy’s Piedmont region’s most memorable dishes including vitello tonnato, gnocchi with cheese fondue and braised beef with red line and baci di dame (translated as “ladies kisses”) and chocolate-hazelnut sandwich cookies!
Cinnamon Club and Hix Collaboration
Chef collaborations are all-the-rage right now, and one we’re especially excited about will be Vivek Singh and Mark Hix. Singh, Executive Chef at The Cinnamon Club, will be renewing his partnership with Mark Hix, renowned for his HIX restaurants, rekindling their partnership last seen when they joined forces back in May when they produced their wildly successful Kitchen Library Series. The latest instalment in the culinary bromance will see the two come together at The Cinnamon Club, along with the club’s wine buyer Laurent Chaniac for an evening of incredible gastronomy and wine on 18th September.
Fantastic fodder from Michael Thompson who is taking his ‘fodder’ popup back to Brewery Below at Borough Wines. After the great success at Fodder’s first outing back in June, this time Thompson has teamed up with Ollie Downey (another Fera alumni) for a residency from 7th to 30th September. Running on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays every week at the Essex Road venue guests can enjoy seven courses of seasonal good, organic wine and foraged-ingredient wine. Fodder for thought.
7th -30th September
Happy birthday India and Pakistan
India and Pakistan may not be top of each other’s birthday card list but as both countries enter their seventh decade Masterchef 2017 winner Saliha Mahmoud Ahmed will team up with Talli Joe on Shaftesbury Avenue to cook up a birthday feast for the two countries’s 70th birthday. In what promises to be a celebration of the subcontinent’s shared culinary heritage and inspired by The Grand Trunk Road that famously connects the two countries the event will be an explosion of spices and flavours, a melting pot of history and and contemporary culinary references. The event, on 17th September includes two welcome shot drinks and a generous selection of the celebratory sharing dishes.
Erith Lighthouse Lights Up Again
Get the foghorn out and let everyone know that Erith Lighthouse is going to be reopening! The pink and blue polycarbonate popup is going to be moved to Erith’s iconic pier where it’ll host a series of dinners prepared by six young chefs and celebrating a vision of London’s varied food culture and the area’s agricultural heritage. Chef Adam Rawson, named as ‘Chef of the Year’ 2015 by Young British Foodies, will start the season on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September, followed by farm-to-table food business RoselitzLondon on Thursday 14th. Tiny Leaf, London’s first organic, vegetarian, zero waste restaurant have teamed up with Sam Hodges’ The Brick Kitchen to produce an ethical and sustainable feast on 15th and 16th followed by The Feature Kitchen on 21st. The series will be rounded off by Masterchef runner-up Steve Keilty on 22nd and Barm, another sustainability project focussing on ‘plant-led and fermentation forward’ lookers and fizzers on 23rd September.
7th September – 23rd September