About Time: You Discovered London’s Hottest New CollaborationsBy Iona Goulder
Summer may be a distant memory, but London is still red hot with new collaborations. From a record breaking feast lasting 1,000 minutes (yes, really) to a gospel choir pop-up, read on to discover the capital’s hottest partnerships:
The Lowdown: This autumn sees the launch of an exclusive new dinner and Scotch whisky pairing menu at STK London. Created by STK London’s Culinary Director Barry Vera and Glenfiddich’s UK Brand Ambassador Mark Thomson; STK & Scotch will explore the unique flavour profiles and pairings between the iconic single malt Scotch whisky, STK London’s renowned USDA steak and their world-inspired food offering.
Why: Each of the five-courses on the STK and Scotch menu will be served alongside either a cocktail or neat serving of Glenfiddich, using five different expressions of the single malt Scotch whisky, which will increase in age with each course giving everyone the opportunity to experience a wide variety of flavour combinations. Dishes from the menu include; 6 hour cooked USDA prime beef fillet with caramelised shallots and parsley puree, matched with a Glenfiddich 18-year-old with rich fruit, warm spices hints of citrus and sweet malt notes, and hot chocolate fondant with chocolate and olive ice cream, accompanied by Glenfiddich 21-year-old Gran Reserva rum finish with aromas of ripe banana, toffee and savoury spice.
Where: ME London, 336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA
The Lowdown: Amacoast Cinema have launched an immersive screening of the classic box office hit film, Sister Act starring Whoopi Goldberg. Who can forget such a classic film with such hits. Oscar worthy, we say. For 6 shows only in October, the film will be accompanied by a live gospel choir and band in the heart of one of central London’s most beautiful churches.
Why: At the foot of Regents Park, inside St Marylebone Parish Church, the powerful and uplifting voices of UGCY gospel choir will perform live versions of songs from the film including ‘I will follow him’ and ‘My guy’. Tickets are already selling like hot cakes, so grabs yours here. The event promises to be unmissable and will have you singing from the pews.
Where: 17 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LT
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The Lowdown: OnSaturday (8th October), Londoners will have the chance to take part in a record breaking feast. Over the course of 1,000 minutes (yep, that’s 16 hours and 40 minutes), 100 individual dishes will be served to over 100 lucky guests. Wear your stretchy pants and come hungry.
Why: A crack team of experienced private chefs are taking on this challenge, they’ll be sautéing, frying, blanching, boiling, sous viding, blending, piping, plating and serving continuously for 1,000 minutes! That’s not all, every one of the #100courses has been specially designed to pair perfectly with Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne. All the lucky guests will get to sip on fine Champagne Cuvées from breakfast fit for the Queen at 9am running through to a midnight feast like no other. A true culinary adventure with a touch of sparkle.
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The Lowdown: The new exhibition offers a uique look at the artwork that helped to make Campari one of the most globally recognised brands and featuring the original 1921 ‘Spiritello’ masterpiece. And fear not if you haven’t already made it down, as Galleria Campari will run at the Barbican centre until 31st December.
Why: As well as the artwork on display, enjoy a bespoke tasting menu artfully curated by Michelin-starred Chef Anthony Demetre to complement the botanicals found in Campari and to celebrate Italian produce. Or if booze is on the brain, sample the refreshing Spiritello cocktail – a homage to Leonetto Cappiello’s work. Open throughout the coming months Galleria Campari is the perfect destination for an evening with friends or a leisurely afternoon trip.
Where: Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS