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Balls & Co. is a little meatball restaurant on Greek Street, where they serve honest food, cooked by passionate chefs. It’s safe to say that women are shaking things up on the food scene, and to celebrate their foodie pursuits, Balls & Company are hosting a special, one-off dinner, curated by eight talented female chefs.
The five-course feast will naturally be hosted on International Women’s Day, and will feature show-stopping plates prepared by Bonny Porter who’ll be a hosting the event at the Soho restaurant, Margot Henderson, Olia Hercules, Sandia Chang, Freddie Janssen, Emily Dobbs, Tania Steytler and Roz Bado. Dishes on the menu include crab potstickers (Chang); pickled pumpkin, burrata and speck (Dobbs); and pink mole tacos (Janssen), each inspired by women who have touched their lives.
8th March | 58 Greek Street, Soho | £50pp
Renowned chef Angela Hartnett is hosting a monthly Regional Supper Club, exploring Hartnett’s favourite regions of Italy. She’ll be creating an array of gorgeous dishes from the likes of Abruzzo, La Marche, Veneto and Sicily. Hosted by Angela herself, she will be joined by wine expert Luca Dusi, who will match each dish to a carefully selected rare vintage.
1st March and various monthly dates | 34-36 Tavistock Street, WC2E 7PB | tickets £90 including food and wine pairing
Ceviche’s first Goat Butchery Masterclass sold out in seconds, and due to popular demand, they’re hosting another masterclass in how to butcher 2017’s hottest meat – goat. Join them and learn how to butcher and cook cuts from nose to tail.
Post master-class there’ll be dinner. Which means, having just learnt a whole range of shiny new skills you’ll then get to subtly hand over to the real experts for a ‘here’s one we made earlier’ including dishes like beer braised lamb with coriander rice and fava beans; roast goat with Peruvian spices & charred sweet potatoes; and marinated goat cutlets with spicy potato mash drizzled with Andean herb sauce.
Sunday 26th February 2017 | Ceviche Old St | £48pp
Farang’s 6-month residency, Highbury
Having previously worked at the Begging Bowl and head chef at the Smoking Goat in Soho, Farang’s founder Seb Holmes knows a thing or two about traditional Thai cuisine. He’s been serving his sizzling fare in various street markets and pop-ups all over London, but now, intent to lay down his roots, Farang is setting up a six-month residency at the San Daniele in Highbury. With a focus on authentic Thai flavours, Seb has created an array of new, innovative dishes. Think prawn and pomegranate Miang bites; grilled flat iron beef steak; and half spring chicken and minced tiger prawn red curry with sweet basil – based on his culinary inspirations from all over the world.
San Daniele, 72 Highbury Park, N5 2XE | Wednesday – Saturday 5:30 – 10:30pm; Sunday 1pm – 5pm
Mark Hix’s Kitchen Library Series
Kicking off in March, Mark Hix will be wowing food-loving crowds with a series of unique dinner parties, bringing together a stellar line-up of his close friends from the worlds of food, art and entertainment. An intimate evening hosted around the kitchen bar that seats just 12 diners, expect delicious food and great conversation. The first dinner, taking place in late March, will see Mitch Tonks of Rockfish in Cornwall whip up some classic seafood dishes; followed by Cinnamon Kitchen’s Vivek Singh; cookery writer Tim Hayward; and José Pizarro and his Basque culinary creations.
27th March | 32 Rivington Street, Shoreditch | £175pp