Top 5: Unmissable Events in London This WeekendBy Angelica Malin
Goodbye summer, it’s been swell. If you need to shelter from the rain this weekend, we’ve discovered 5 fantastic events in London. Have a cracking one:
What: Picturehouse Cinemas and Digital Cinema Media have teamed up with Belgian abbey beer, Leffe, to bring people an evening of fine film and beer as they host an exclusive ‘hop–up’ event at Peckham Asylum, the grade-two listed former chapel.
Why: Movie buffs will get chance to rediscover time with the 1993 Billy Murray hit Groundhog Day, as well as an exclusive screening of SLOW TIME, a short documentary film commissioned by Leffe exploring six artists’ unique appreciation of time. Beer fans will get to relax and enjoy a glass of Leffe Blonde, paired with a specially curated menu of cheese and beer-infused charcuterie, as well as some popcorn to feast on. Premium Leffe branded deckchairs and blankets will be on hand to provide a comfortable seat to savour the film and beer evening. Doors open at 6pm for a 7pm start.
Price: £12 per ticket. Buy yours here.
Where: Caroline Garden’s Chapel, London SE15 2SQ
What: Duende chef-patron Victor Garvey and Edson Diaz-Fuentes of Santo Remedio are teaming up for a special residency at Duende to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, also known as Grito de Dolores, which falls on Friday. At dinner, Victor and Edson will collaborate on an eight-course ‘Catalan-Mexican mash-up’ menu, with each chef taking it in turns to create a course.
Why: Dishes from Victor will include marinated mullet roe taco with whipped mato cheese and lemon zest; velveted hake with anchovy and Cava cream; and grilled ribeye of 65 day aged Catalan beef with elderberry capers, black garlic and epazote. Edson will be serving prawn aguachile tostada, citrus cured prawns with Serrano Chiles and Hoja Santa mayo; duck tamale, oaxaca black mole, Cotija Cheese, and Chile en Nogada, with grilled poblano pepper, pork, fruit and walnut sauce. Desserts will be Victor’s crystallised honey, pistachio, and chamomile and Edson’s blue corn natilla, with jalapeños and tomatillo compote.
Price: £49 per person. Tickets here
Where: Duende, 16 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NJ
What: Mr Fogg’s, the Around the World in 80 Days-inspired bar, is hosting a pop-up bar at the LAPADA Arts & Antiques Fair until Sunday (18th September). The bar captures the character’s adventurous spirit and nostalgic recreation.
Where: 15 Bruton Ln, London W1J 6JD
What: The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone have teamed with William Chase Gin for a special Gin Cocktail Masterclass. The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone opened last year to rave reviews by those who were instantly cast under the spell of the property’s eccentric ancestor, ‘Wicked Uncle Seymour’. Bar Manager Matteo Malisan and his team are thrilled to be hosting an exciting programme of cocktail masterclasses for 2016.
Where: 28-30 Seymour St, London W1H 7JB
What: Trullo will be hosting a special Tuscan Feast on Sunday, with the special lunch taking place between 12:30-4pm. The Tuscan Feast will celebrate the love of Italian-inspired food, passion for wine and belief in convivial dining that is at the heart of Trullo.
Why: The feast, inspired by Tim and Jordan’s trips to Tuscany, makes use of the best seasonal produce and reinterprets some of their favourite Tuscan dishes. The feast will begin with a typically Tuscan antipasti of crostini, which will be followed by a primi course of a Trullo take on a pici pasta dish. The main, playing homage to game season, is a mixed roast and grill of grouse, quail, Tuscan sausage and rabbit with coco blanc. Dessert will see a classic Tuscan pairing; ice cream made with the region’s Vin Santo dessert wine and served with biscotti.
Price: Tickets for the 4-course menu are priced at £40 per person, for food only and are available to buy from the Trullo team on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 020 7226 2733.
Where: 300-302 St Paul’s Rd, London N1 2LH