About Time: You Attended Rudie’s 2nd Birthday PartyBy Angelica Malin
If you’ve never ventured to Dalston for Rudie’s mega jerk chicken, take it from us, it’s worth riding on an overground train for (we have a love/hate relationship with the Ginger Line). Rudie’s opened 24 months ago, and us Londoners still go wild for their Jamaican eats and punchy cocktails. And to celebrate their two year milestone, the Rudie’s gang are throwing one hell of a Caribbean knees up.
Rudie’s Birthday Party: The Run-Down
The festivities take place on Saturday (30th September) with Chris Royals, semi-finalist on The Voice UK (series 3) on vocals, supported by his band comprising bass, drums, keyboard and guitar. The group will be playing a mix of soul, jazz, funk and reggae until 11pm, when a DJ takes over until the early hours of 4am, the party spread across both floors.
Rudie’s Birthday Party: The Drinks
The bar team at Rudie’s have been hard at work, shaking and stirring up the perfect line-up of cocktails, both fitting for a celebration and a great accompaniment to Vernon’s dishes. The Kingston Dub Club is made with Cold and Blac, Special Appleton rum, espresso, condensed milk; The Duppy Share is made with vodka, Chambord, lime juice and Grenade; and The Bamboo Blue is made with vodka, butterscotch syrup, Blue Curacao and pineapple juice (all priced at £8.50). The drinks menu also sports a selection of great Jamaican rums to enjoy throughout dinner.
Rudie’s Birthday Party: The Food
Head Chef Vernon Samuel kicks off your Caribbean journey with pre-starters of bammy bruschetta topped with Scotch bonnet red onion marmalade and ackee. To follow, Vernon has pulled out all the stops for his starter of pigeon pea soup with jerk marinated giant prawn. For mains you’ll be able to enjoy jerk baby chicken with roasted breadfruit and salt mackerel, before finishing your meal with the mother of all desserts, soursop millefeuille with raspberries and Irish Moss ice cream. All of that for only £27.50.