Our March Agenda is packed full of celebrations, feasts and charity-giving dinners. Our March Agenda explores the best events happening around the city.
Craft London Thursday Feasts
To celebrate its second anniversary, Stevie Parle’s Greenwich restaurant Craft London is launching a Thursday Feasts series – a monthly themed dinner which will see the team work alongside great chefs to create one-off menus. Each event will have a different theme, while the food will be accompanied by new cocktail creations and paired wines.
The first feast takes place on Thursday 9 March, with Stevie working alongside Shaun Hill (travelling from his famed Walnut
Tree in South Wales), cooking from Hill’s cookbook Salt. Dishes include pressed salmon with chard and dill pancakes, and pork in shirtsleeves (pork fillet seared and wrapped in puff pastry, then baked).
The first feast is centred on dishes inspired by the pig that has been living in Stevie Parle’s garden, whilst vegetables will be farmed from their on-site garden.
9th March | Peninsula Square, London SE10 0SQ
In 2016, two thousand Londoners joined Dishoom for their biggest and best Holi celebration yet. People partied together with open hearts, and open minds
On Sunday 12th March, Dishoom will be taking over York Hall for two back-to-back and not-to-be-missed Holi parties. One venue filled with two thousand people coming together, breaking down barriers and celebrating their differences with a literal tonne of gulal. It’s going to be fantastic!
Expect superb street-food, charming entertainment, toe-tapping live music, plenty of tipples, and joyful colour-play. Enjoy some of London’s top-notch street food, with dishes from:
For every ticket sold for the Holi parties, we will donate £1 to Seeds of Peace, a charity helping teenagers from regions of conflict learn the skills of making peace.
12th March | 5 Old Ford Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PJ
5 years ago, Ceviche opened their doors in London’s Soho, combining Peru’s exciting cuisine and paving the way for London’s
Peruvian food revolution. To celebrate their overwhelming success, they’ll be throwing a one-off birthday celebration with some of London’s hottest chefs on Thursday 16th March.
Some of our their favourite chef friends including; Neil Rankin, Gizzi Erskine, Selin Kiazim, Anna Hansen, Ben Tish, Andy
Oliver, Bonnie Porter and Mark Jarvis will be paying homage to Peru’s national dish by creating their own original and unique
ceviches using any ingredients of their choice.
On the night, guests will be able to vote for your favourite Ceviche and the winning dish will feature on their menu for the
next five weeks.
So get your taste buds limbered up for some voting. Tickets are available for £38pp and include canapés on arrival, a taster of each guest chefs’ unique ceviche, along with their hot list of Ceviche Soho favourites.
16th March | 17 Frith Street, London, W1D 4RG
Noble Rot and Gymkhana – two of our favourite restaurants – have just announced a special one-off collaborative wine dinner to be held on Monday 27 February. Hosted by award-winning sommelier Sunaina Sethi and Noble Rot founder Dan Keeling, the dinner marks the launch of a month-long collaboration between the Bloomsbury wine bar and Michelin-starred Indian restaurant.
Hosted downstairs at Gymkhana, guests will be led by their hosts through 6-course tasting menu with the aim of dispelling the notion that curry can only be enjoyed with beer. The menu for the will feature Kalonji scallops, onion chutney and onion pakora as well as classics such as Wild Muntjac biryani with pomegranate and mint raita and Kid goat methi keema.
Throughout March | 42 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4JH | £140pp
For two weeks only, Imad’s Syrian Kitchen is opening on the Columbia Road and serving up some of Syria’s favourite dishes. The restaurant has been set up by Imad Alarnab, a Syrian chef and refugee living in London. Back in Damascus, Imad enjoyed cooking for hundreds of people a night. But he lost his restaurants in the war and was forced to flee. Now living in London, Imad hopes to once again bring people together to enjoy some of his favourite recipes. This will be a family-style supper, with a 3-course set menu designed to be shared with fellow diners.
The menu includes many traditional dishes such as:
- Fattoush – Toasted flatbreads, pomegranate molasses, tomato and cucumber
- Kabsa – Spicy chicken with cardamom and rice
- Tabakh Rohoo – Aubergine, squash and tamarind stew
*There will be vegan and vegetarian options.
This project has been supported by Appear Here, Unicef NEXTGeneration and The Hampstead Kitchen. A portion of ticket sales will go toward supporting Unicef NEXTGeneration and #CookForSyria. So get on down and eat well, do good.
9th – 24th March | 134 Columbia Road, London, E2 7RN | £40pp
Nuno Mendes has announced a series of intimate dining events throughout 2017 that will delve into the culinary depths of his native Portuguese cuisine, exploring its influence around the world.
From the tables of Taberna – his restaurant in Spitalfields – Nuno will explore the unique relationship between Portugal and
the unique eating cultures of Goa, Macau, Mozambique and Japan, showcasing the extraordinary history and versatility of his homeland cuisine.
Goa inspires his first Travel series. Why? Because Goa is a region which has Portuguese influences woven deeply through its history and culture. A coastal city famous for its seafood, guests will be served up an array of fragrant and spicy dishes including
stuffed poppadum’s, roasted coconut and the original Portuguese version of Pork Vindaloo.
21st March | Taberna do Mercado, 107B Commercial St, London E1 6BG | £60pp