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The National Gallery – Sorolla menu at The National Cafe

London is full of art museums and one of the most famous is The National Gallery set within Trafalgar Square. However did you know that The National Gallery has three eateries one being an Espresso Bar, The National Gallery Café and The National Dine restaurant.

I was invited down on a complimentary basis along with some members of Love Pop Ups London to experience an evening at The National Gallery Café to dine on a special set menu of Spanish food.

We were treated to a three course set menu that has been inspired on the art work of Sorolla which is currently on exhibit at The National Gallery until 7th July in which the menu will also change to reflect the new art by the artist which next pop ups.

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Social fine dining – Eleven98 Hackney

Venturing into London’s Hackney heading to a social dining experience run by Aidan Brooks called Eleven98 Hackney I was unsure what I was going to be served on the night and with me being very fussy I was a bit concerned.  Also I was going alone as I was invited down personally by Aidan. Going alone was a bit daunting to say the least but when I arrived at Eleven98 Hackney and sat down I soon started to mingle with the other guests, even though those around me were all couples. 

Firstly though let me tell you more about Eleven98 Hackney and Aidan.

Eleven98 Hackney

Eleven98 Hackney is a self-funded immersive social fine dining concept which is owned by Aidan Brooks.  It is a way for him to showcase the incredible produce which is either foraged, grown or sourced within the London Borough of Hackney.

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Darling dumplings – Alla’s Yummy Food

I am a big foodie and love learning new techniques and cooking dishes that I have unlikely done before. I was invited down by Alla on a courtesy basis to learn with some other tastemakers from TimeOut how to make and cook dumplings the Russian way.

Alla’s Yummy Food

Alla is a Russian/Latvian TV chef and food blogger. She is passionate about food and creating unique food experiences for people who have never tried Russian and Eastern European Food. She particularly loves how food brings different cultures together.

She graduated as a professional chef and intermediate pastry chef from Westminster College in London. Since then she has appeared on television such as the National Russian TV and British TV. Some of her food videos have even been featured on Tastemade and Insider Food with over 5 million views on Facebook.

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Classically British – VIVI

VIVI is one of the newest and most exciting restaurants to launch in the heart of London’s West End this year. They serve traditional British cuisine with a modern flair. The restaurant is open all day for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, pre-theatre meals and dinner. So whether you are a local resident, working in the city, or visiting for the day VIVI has a British dish for everyone’s taste evoking memories of yesteryear with an innovative twist.

I was invited on a complimentary basis along with some other members of Love Pop Ups London to enjoy some comforting British delights during this Wintry season.

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An Urban Supper – Salty Studio

Salty Studio which is a supper club invited me down to their latest culinary inspired supper club event which was a series on Secret Urban Suppers. I attended the Kreuzberg, Berlin one along with my friend Joice.

Salty Studio

Salty Studio is founded by Maud de Rohan Willner. She loves events, and loves to bring unforgettable uplifting experiences to diners. Her idea is that if you combine all five senses in an experience, you will remember it very strongly.

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Oodles of fusion – Tamashii

Do you love Japanese, Chinese and Asian food? then you’ll love Tamashii which has popped up in Kings Cross.

Tamashii

Tamashii has recently popped up in the heart of King’s Cross. It’s the creation of Chef Wei, who has over 35 years of experience, including 18 months at Hakkasan. This is his first restaurant pop up where he will be cooking and serving diners his fusion style twists from Ramen through to Pad Thai. The menu includes exquisite dishes to suit all palates.

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Kneading to make pasta – Pasta n Play

Have you always wanted to know how to make pasta? well with Pasta n Play Vicky makes it easy with her simple step by step instructions.

Pasta n Play

Pasta n Play is run by Vicky who is an Italian cookery tutor who wants to spread her passion of good and healthy food to Londoners.

She came to London over 6 years ago and set up Pasta n Play as she loves to cook and teach others. Continue reading

Who is Annie McKenzie? – Scripts for Supper presents The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Annie McKenzie brings her theatrical supper club dining Scripts for Supper to London this winter with her latest production The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

I was invited courtesy of Annie herself to experience her latest production and enjoy the wonderful Victorian inspired dishes in return for a review.

Who is Annie McKenzie and what is Scripts for Supper?

Annie McKenzie

Actor Annie McKenzie was a semi-finalist on MasterChef 2016 in which she impressed judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace with her bold flavours and classic style of cooking. Even Michelin Starred Marcus Waring called her “A serious cook” with celebrated food critic Jay Rayner commenting that her food was “rich serious and delicious”.

Since then Annie set up her own theatrical dining business Scripts for Supper which fuses together food and theatre.

Scripts for Supper

Scripts for Supper opened it’s door back in 2017 bringing to London a dining theatrical experience.

Her first debut production Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare at The London Cooking Project which received 5* reviews.

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Waste not want not – Hotpoint Fresh Thinking Cafe

Hotpoint brings to London for three days Fresh Thinking Cafe.  It was officially opened by Jamie Oliver on 9 October with the pop up being in East London till 11 October

Hotpoint Fresh Thinking Cafe

What is it about?

Hotpoint popped up with this pop up as they want to make people rethink differently about the forgotten foods in their kitchen and being creative and cooking with any leftovers rather than binning. Continue reading

Yo-ho-ho and a treasure of food – WeFiFo presents Treasure Island by The Literary Hour

I was invited via WeFiFo to join Long John Silver at The Literary Hour latest immersive dining supperclub pop up based on Treasure Island.

Who are WeFiFo

WeFiFo is a base for people in the UK to discover or advertise about their upcoming supperclubs.

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