What’s On: April

Foodies can revel in the multitude of delicious events and activities taking place throughout April. From Champagne dinners and free whisky tastings to fun Tuscan supper clubs and more, there’s plenty to whet your appetite for a sumptuous spring.

Join Moët & Chandon For an exclusive dinner at Fenchurch, Sky Garden

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Champagne lovers are in luck! On Thursday 20th April, Fenchurch – the elevated restaurant on level 37 of Sky Garden – will be hosting an exquisite six-course dinner in the stunning private Vinoly room, with paired Champagnes in collaboration with Moët & Chandon.

As the world’s largest expansive Champagne producers, the Moët & Chandon dinner  will showcase Champagne’s versatility and diverse flavour profiles through an expertly crafted menu of paired seasonal dishes. From line-caught mackerel tartare to corn-fed chicken with creamed mushrooms and white asparagus, there’s plenty of seasonal treats to enjoy.

Price: £145 per person. Click here to book.
Where: Sky Garden, 1 Sky Garden Walk London, EC3M 8AF
When: Thursday 20th April

Attend a Tuscan supper club at Stuzzico

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Stuzzico is thrilled to announce the start of their Supper Club series taking place throughout the summer months. The events will take guests on a stunning culinary journey celebrating the tastes of regional Italian foods.

The journey begins in Tuscany. So, if like us, you can’t get enough of Tuscan cuisine, then Stuzzico have the perfect evening for you!  The evening menu will consist of four courses of traditional Tuscan cuisine including Pici alla Nana; handmade Pici with duck ragu.  Each course will be paired with a specially chosen 125ml glass of wine from their extensive wine list, including the exquisite Brunello di Montalcino Col d’Orcia.

What’s more, they will have their very own sommelier on hand to talk you through each wine throughout the evening and answer any questions.

Price: £55 per person. To book, email stuzzico@stuzzico.co.uk or call us on 020 7262 9122 using ‘Tuscan Evening’ as a reference.
Where: 24 Kendal St, London W2 2AW
When: Thursday, 27th April

Try free craft whisky at The Cocktail Trading Company

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On Tuesday 11th April, craft whisky makers R&B Distillers will be at The Cocktail Trading Company from 6.30pm to give away free drams of their brand new, limited edition, second release of Raasay While We Wait alongside the final drops of the first release.

R&B are challenging true whisky-afficionados to put their palates to the test and to pick up on the subtle differences between the 1st and 2nd releases. The evening will be a chance to taste the whiskies and play spot the difference: guests will be given blindfolds and encouraged to guess which whisky is which and to write their own tasting notes.

Price: Free to attend
Where: 68, Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6GQ
When: Tuesday 11th April

Watch Romeo & Juliet with Backyard Cinema

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Backyard Cinema  returns in 2017 for another pop-up screening of Baz Luhrmann’s iconic ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Backyard is teaming up with a choir for the occasion and the film will be screened in a candle-lit church, inspired by the final scenes played out in the movie by Clare and Leo.

The choir will be providing a fantastic soundtrack throughout the film – so sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere.

Where:  St Mary’s  Wyndham Place  York Street  London  W1H 1PQ
Price: Tickets are £28, which includes a bag of popcorn (further drinks and snacks will be available from the bar). Click here to book.
When: Thursday 6th April

Celebrate Thai New Year with Singha Beer and Sebby Holmes

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Prepare to take your taste buds on the ultimate culinary adventure with a one-way ticket to Thailand for the evening, as Singha Beer [pronounced ‘sing’] teams up with Sebby Holmes, founder and head chef of Farang, one of the most talked about pop-up restaurants of 2017, to host an authentically Thai pop up dining experience on The Battersea Barge for Thai New Year (Songkran).

The event will take place for two evenings on 12th and 13th April, bringing the water festival of Songkran to London, as guests quite literally float on The River Thames, while being treated to delicious food, drink and the sights and sounds of South East Asia at Thai New Year.

Price: £25 per person. Click here to book. Each ticket includes a three course sit-down dinner and two Singha Beers.
Where: The Battersea Barge Nine Elms Lane Battersea Bridge SW18 5BP
When: 12th and 13th April

Listen up At The Table
At The Table, the creative platform that explores and celebrates British food culture, will launch their first Voices At The Table event hosted by LASSCO bar & dining.

At The Table is renowned for revealing and performance worlds, showcasing an eclectic mix of established and up-and-coming voices. The launch event on Tuesday 25 April will see performances and readings from Chef Jeremy Lee, food and drinks writer Kay Plunkett-Hogge, Man Booker Prize winner Deborah Smith, Observer Food Monthly Editor Allan Jenkins, performer Charles Adrian, writer and artist Megan Nolan, poet Edwina Attlee, cook and food writer Zoe Adjonyoh, and editor and writer Joanna Biggs reading Leonora Carrington.

Hosted by LASSCO bar & dining and sponsored by Our/London Vodka, doors open at 6.30pm with readings from 7pm – 8.30pm and will include a bespoke welcome cocktail and light snacks. Tickets are £12 and available online at At The Table.

Price: £12 per person. Click here to book.
When: Tuesday 25 April
Where: 41 Maltby Street, Bermondsey, London SE1 3PA

 Bring Your Own Plate with Nicolas Feuillatte and La Belle Assiette

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Wine and dine with Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte and La Belle Assiette private chef service at their bespoke Bring Your Own Plate event on Saturday 22 April.

The event boasts some of the UK’s most talented chefs and promises a Michelin-star quality three course meal, which will tastefully complement Feuillatte’s enchanting Champagne. All you need to do is bring your own plate to the event! The chefs will work around your dietary requirements and create a unique dish with the crockery they are given.

Save the date, the gourmet dishes will be served from 6.30-8.30pm and 8.30-10.30pm at L’atelier des Chefs

Price: £30 per person. Click here to book.
When: Saturday 22 April
Times: 6.30-8.30pm and 8.30-10.30pm
Where: L’atelier des Chefs, 19 Wigmore Street London W1U 1PH

Try a Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea at The Grand Café

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The Royal Exchange is launching the Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea, offering guests a wonderful array of both savoury and sweet treats inspired by the finest Japanese cuisine, and all served in the opulent surroundings of The Grand Café.

In honour of the beautiful cherry blossom that each year heralds the arrival of spring in Japan, Head Chef Piero Leone has perfectly incorporated vibrant Japanese flavours into dishes that also celebrate the British traditions of taking afternoon tea.

To start, a selection of finger sandwiches will feature flavours such as Miso egg and watercress and Cream cheese with sesame and ginger, while guests will also be able to enjoy brioche buns with Chicken teriyaki and Hot smoked salmon and shiso mayonnaise. To follow, a unique range of sweet treats will include Matcha green tea and strawberry trifle and Chocolate brownie with kumquats and lavender, while traditional British scones will be served with clotted cream and yuzu jam.

Price: £20 per person. Phone 020 7618 2480 or click here to make a booking.
When: Monday- Friday, 3-5.30pm
Where: Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LR

Sample Tastes of Europe At The Bingham

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Flying in the face of Brexit and with the French elections just around the corner, the Bingham hotel has launched an exciting dinner series, Tastes of Europe, with plenty of delicious evenings for foodies to mark their calendars for.

Visit the beautifully restored Georgian townhouse hotel for a number of gastronomic feasts. Collaborating with guest chefs and creating special menus with inspiration from across Europe, using regional and seasonal ingredients, the European series features a number of tempting dinners, starting with a Spanish Wine Dinner for April.

When: 20th April
Price: £95 per person
Bookings: Click here or phone 020 8940 0902.

Pay a visit to The Terrace with Peroni Ambra

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To celebrate the launch of new drink, Peroni Ambra, Perone are hosting a summer-long pop-up – meet The Terrace. Visit the summer-long al fresco event for a taste of the rural Chinotto orchard of Northwest Italy. The new tipple has been inspired by the Italian ritual of the ‘aperitivo’ and is served over ice with an orange peel garnish.

Boasting spectacular views across London, the open air  space has been transformed for the occasion and will offer visitors a series of experiences, drinks and a bespoke cicchetti menu.

Where: Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
When: 1st April to 30th September 2017

Watch After You at The Crazy Coqs

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Taking place from 13th- 22nd of April, The Crazy Coqs will host and premiere its first full-length musical, After You. Created by Katie Lam and Alex Parker, and starring Liam Doyle and Laura Tebbutt, After You is a production conceived specifically for this intimate Soho venue.

Taking their inspiration from the classic romances, Brief Encounter, Falling in Love and The Way we Were, After You is a story about falling in love, the price of conventional success and the things we sometimes need to keep for ourselves. Meeting by chance at a cabaret performance, two strangers strike up a conversation. Unavailable and living incompatible lives, their connection is still, sudden and deep. Unable to resist meeting again, they are consumed by a perfect secret that threatens to overwhelm the worlds they have worked so hard to earn.

The Crazy Coqs is one of Soho’s most vibrant cultural spaces with ‘Live At Zédel’ delivering an on-going multi-disciplinary entertainment programme for discerning and curious culture-hungry Londoners. Now into its second season, Live at Zédel, produced in partnership with Fane Productions Ltd, brings together all art forms in one extraordinary building, featuring music, comedy, literary events and now its very own musical.

When: 13th- 22nd of April
Where: 20 Sherwood St, Soho, London W1F 7ED
Bookings Phone 020 7734 4888 or click here.

Celebrate World Malbec Day with Gaucho

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Gaucho will be celebrating World Malbec Day this year with a fantastic week of wine-focussed events from the 17th-23rd of April. Continuing in their #7DaysofGaucho events, the events will showcase the grape at the heart of Argentina’s wine culture, and the incredible malbecs exclusively sold by Gaucho. Guests will be immersed in all aspects of malbec, including learning the differences the traditional methods of wine-making versus more innovative styles.

Events such as A Festival of Malbec, taking place on Saturday 22nd April, will be wine tasting experiences like no other. Guests will sample a selection of over 60 wines, taken directly from Gaucho’s wine list; the largest selection of its kind in the world. Bringing together malbecs from the highest vineyards in the world in Northern Argentina, to malbecs from the windy climbs of Patagonia, the festival will be a truly definitive guide to the grape.

World Malbec Day will be celebrated on Monday 17th April, with all 75 of Gaucho’s exclusive malbecs sold at Gaucho Wine Shop prices to mark the occasion; in most cases this will mean the wines will cost less than half of their usual price. For wine lovers with a sweet tooth, Gaucho’s classic Malbec & Chocolate event will return on Tuesday 18th April for a wine tasting with a twist; guests will sample each Malbec alongside a different style of chocolate which has been paired to match.

To book and find out more, click here.
When:  17th-23rd of April

Try a pizza making class with BungaTINI
Launching on Tuesday 11th April, authentic Italian eatery BungaTINI in Covent Garden is inviting diners to create their very own dough-licious dishes, with the introduction of their Tuesday Pizza Making Classes.

Guests will be encouraged to embrace their inner Italian chef, with a hearty helping of giant pizza spades, a handful of classic chef hats, a dash of friendly competition and a lot of mess! Throughout the evening, diners will be taken through a series of lessons including, ‘The History of Pizza’, ‘Dough Making’, ‘Dough Throwing’, ‘Pizza Topping’ and of course, ‘Pizza Eating!’

Diners will be offered complimentary drink of either Peroni, Prosecco, a glass of white/red or Aperol Spritz. As a perfecto end to the evening, guests will be handed goodie bags stuffed with treats – plus a bellissimo group photo.

Times: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Price: £28 per person.
When: Every Tuesday from Tuesday 11th April
Where: BungaTINI, 167 Drury Lane, London,  WC2B 5PG
Bookings: Click here to reserve your space.

 

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