Fancy heading to a “cookpot” masterclass at a three-Michelin-starred restaurant, a Burmese supper club in Stratford or day of “meatball madness” for children in Soho?
They are among hundreds of events revealed today in the full programme for the inaugural Evening Standard London Food Month, Britain’s biggest ever celebration of eating out.
More than 400 diverse and ambitious events are being held across the capital throughout June. The centrepiece is a spectacular night market running from June 7-18 with around 50 vendors selling food from stalls in Perks Field, Kensington.
The “cookpot” masterclass will take place at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester on Park Lane and the “meatball madness” at Balls & Co. Details of all the events, including booking information, went live today on the London Food Month website.
Exclusive dishes from top chefs at London Food Month’s Night Market
As well as being able to find a host of signature serves from some of London’s hottest restaurants all in one place, the Night Market will also offer the chance to try exclusive dishes never before served and, quite possibly, never to be served again.
Here are some of our favourites:
Night Rider burger from Patty & Bun
You’re familiar with the Ari Gold and the Smokey Robinson, but the Night Market is your chance to try a brand new burger from the Patty & Bun crew. The Night Rider comprises a double-aged beef patty, yellow mustard mayo, white onion and gherkin relish, double American cheese, lettuce, ketchup.
Jerusalem spiced chicken thighs from Laffa
Laffa, a Levantine food stall which can usually be found at Southwark’s Flat Iron Square, will be in attendance, serving a special dish of chicken thighs rubbed with Middle Eastern spices and served with crushed garlic potatoes and pomegranate-caramelised onions.
Chaats from Cinnamon Bazaar
Vivek Singh will bring a pop-up version of his Covent Garden restaurant Cinnamon Bazaar to the Night Market, serving a selection of six chaats. These are savoury snacks commonly sold on street stalls in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. Vivek’s versions will include a samosa chaat featuring a vegetable samosa, curried white peas and tamarind chutney; a papdi chaat with crisp wheat, yoghurt and chickpea vermicelli; and a watermelon chaat with date chutney. He will also offer Lahori chicken kadhai with root vegetables.
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