October is here and with it brings pop-ups that celebrate the game season, the oyster season and hot cocktails. There’s are also award-winning burgers, exclusive supper clubs and drinks masterclasses – get your diary at the ready and make note:
The Zetter Townhouse
What: Cocktail Masterclass
Why: Zetter Townhouse Marylebone is hosting a special bar takeover and masterclass with two industry experts as part of London Cocktail Week. Brooklyn-based drinks pro David Wondrich is collaborating with Zetter’s Tony Conigliaro to discuss the importance of storytelling in cocktail making and create their own special drinks including Tony’s ‘Wink’; Beefeater gin, Triple Sec, Absinthe, lemon and sugar.
Friday 7th October, 3-5pm
Where: 28-30 Seymour Street, Marylebone, W1H 7JB
Percy & Founders
What: Fitzrovia's Favourites Host an Exclusive Dinner
Why: Percy & Founders is welcoming chef Ollie Dabbous of neighbouring restaurant, Dabbous, to guest chef at an exclusive dinner. Representing the best of Fitzrovia’s fine culinary offerings, the dinner is made up four courses alternately created by chefs Ollie and Percy & Founders’ Diego Cardoso; highlights include Ollie’s pork jowl, green peppercorns, marigold and fennel and Diego’s fromage frais sorbet with honeycomb, blackberries and toasted pumpkin seeds. Guests receive a cocktail on arrival and there is an optional wine flight.
Tuesday 18th October, 7pm
Where: Fitzroy Place, 1 Pearson Square, London, W1T 3BF
What: Exclusive Truffle Dinner
Why: Orrery is hosting a one-off dinner to celebrate the start of the truffle season and a part of D&D London’s Wild Table celebration. The seasonal truffle dinner has been created by Chef Patron Igor Tymchyshyn using ‘the diamonds of the kitchen’ – white truffles. The five-course tasting menu features Dorset sea bass with chanterelles and Champagne velouté and beef fillet, caramelised onion, foie gras and sauce Perigourdine with wines expertly paired by the restaurant’s Head Sommelier.
Wednesday 19th October, 7pm
Where: 55 Marylebone High Street, London, W1U 5RB
What: Experiential Japanese Dining
Why: After a successful run this time last year, Cuisson is bringing its Michelin-trained chefs and innovative food back to London. The Borough Market pop-up restaurant and ‘dining experience’ will run until January, with Japanese small plates, cocktails and a 5-course tasting menu designed to give diners a real experience. A multi-sensory video menu and Japanese theatre complete the dining experience.
Where: 1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 9DE
South Place Hotel
What: Secret Garden Bar
Why: Chambord have created ‘Le Jardin de Chambered’, pop-up in South Place Hotel’s Secret Garden bar. A menu of tempting Chambord (black raspberry liqueur) cocktails includes a classic French Martini and specially-created fruity Club Chambord. Executive Chef Gary Foulkes has created the food; dark chocolate truffles with a rich raspberry liqueur centre and sophisticated macarons.
Open October, Friday-Monday from 6pm.
Where: 3 South Place, London, EC2M 2AF
Beastie Boys & Girls
What: A Feasting Game
Why: Returning on the 18th October, Paradise Garage will be hosting its next Beastie Boys and Girls feast – no not a celebration of 1980s New York hip hop, rather a supper club that celebrates the whole beast, using all of the animal to create different dishes. With a particular emphasis on game birds Head Chef Simon Woodrow and Sous Chef Patrick Williams will be using everything from beak to claw to create the likes of pigeon tartare with cured pheasant egg yolk and game faggot with smoked broth. Main dishes will see whole-roasted game birds to share including grouse, pheasant and mallard to share – could say they’re bringing their A game…
Where: Paradise Garage, 254 Paradise Row, Bethnal Green, E2 9LE
Adam Rawson's Residency
What: Global Dining
Why: Adam Rawson aka the 2015 Young British Foodie Chef is heading to Soho pub, The Sun & 13 Cantons for a two week residency where he’ll be serving up his award-winning burgers and hosting Seven Wonders of the Culinary World supper club. The burgers will be Adam’s winning creations from the past two Slider Decider competitions, this year’s winner is the Global Traveller – just check this out: Galician mince, truffle aioli, wild rocket, gorgonzola, balsamic onion and pancetta, throw in some triple-cooked onion aioli chips and that is one brilliant lunch. You can also attend the supper club in the first week, with the seven course tasting menu taking diners from the spice markets of Morocco with lamb and golden raisin pastille to the shores of Croatia with dark chocolate and liquid gold. Eating our way around the world – sounds good to us.
Where: The Sun & 13 Cantons, 21 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, W1F 9NG
What: King of Pop-Ups Returns
Why: The countdown to the return of The Lodge starts now! The Alpine- themed residency is coming back for a four month stint in Clapham. The best way to get through the long, dark and often (quite frankly) miserable London winter is to get together with your friends and feast on hot cocktails, mulled wine, wild boar sausages, ratt potatoes, gin cured salmon and of course the signature fondues – don’t you think?
21st October – End of February 2017
Where: The Lodge, 409 Clapham Road, Clapham, SW9 9BT
Wright Brothers Soho Oyster House
What: Guinness and Oysters
Why: Forget beer and pizza or beer and burgers, forget it all. It’s actually about beer and oysters – Guinness to be exact. So to celebrate the native oyster season Wright Brothers have teamed up with Guinness to host a series of masterclasses. Each class will teach guests about the history of the pair, how to shuck oysters and of course a chance to eat oysters with perfectly matched beer, time to change up your Saturday afternoon. To reserve your place email email@example.com.
Saturdays throughout October
Where: Kingly Court, 13 Kingly Street, London W1B 5PW
What: Festival of Lights Supperclub
Why: Indian kitchen, Gunpowder, will be celebrating Diwali with a lamb feast. The table will be filled with lamb dishes for sharing that include masala and whisky bone marrow, minced lamb and pea doughnuts and their signature Kashmiri lamb chops. To drink there’ll be Pani Puri margaritas. Make sure you get your tickets as this is a one off event!
Where: 11 White's Row, Spitalfields, E1 7NF
The King & Co
What: JUMA Kitchen Takeover
Why: JUMA Kitchen are on a mission to bring Iraqi food to the masses and this month they will be taking over the kitchen at The King & Co with their residency. You’ll find classic dishes such as falafel with tahini and spiced baba ganoush with humous and freshly baked bread as well as lesser known dishes including kubba hamuth dumplings in tomato sauce. Larger dishes will feature the likes of saffron kitchen and you’ll find Iraqi takes on breakfast classics such as tanoor bread stuffed with bacon, fried egg and homemade tamarind and date sauce.
Where: The King & Co, 100 Clapham Park Road, Clapham, SW4 7BZ