If there is one thing we are passionate about, it is food. We take a look at 4 of this weeks hottest events happening around the city.

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This weeks hottest events; Melba 01

Melba at The Savoy

The Savoy recently unveiled the latest piece of art in its enviable collection of contemporary artwork; The Legend of Melba – a hand drawn triptych of the story behind Nellie Melba and The Savoy, with gold leaf detailing by Dawn Coulter Cruttenden that now hangs in Melba. In celebration of this beautiful artwork, The Savoy’s executive pastry chef, Ludwig Hely, created the Nellie Melba éclair; a poached white peach, fresh raspberry, vanilla cream eclair with a white chocolate decoration showcasing the Dame Nellie artwork in miniature.

Wednesday 22nd June also happens to be National Chocolate Eclair day, giving Londoner’s the perfect excuse to indulge in a choux delight! To mark the occasion, Melba will be serving a Dark Chocolate éclair made with luxury 70% Costa Rica chocolate.

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This weeks hottest events; Guest Series 01

The Guest Series

Lyle’s are hosting a monthly event which will showcase some of the most talented chefs from around the world. Each dinner will feature a highly respected chef which they think are doing incredible things.

For Lyle’s, this is a way to learn and progress. “I believe that a restaurant should never stand still. We are looking to constantly evolve. The guest series gives us an opportunity to see British produce in a new light,” explains James Lowe, Head Chef. Whilst Lyle’s are a British restaurant that celebrates British produce, The Guest Series gives diners a chance to see what’s going on elsewhere – bringing the opportunity to experience some of the world’s best restaurants, without the airplane fare.

This week Lyle’s are inviting Andre Chiang to take over their kitchen, serving a set menu inspired by his latest book Octaphilosophy. You will receive a signed copy of the book upon your arrival.

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This weeks hottest events; Tate 02

The New Tate Modern

The Tate extension became headline news this weekend as it opened to the general public. The twisted prism was designed by Herzog & de Meuron who designed the original Turbine Hall back in 2000. So what’s new? The extension brings you three new rooms packed full of best-loved art works in the Tate collection, the tanks, a viewing platform and restaurant/bar.

Visit this weekend to see Mona Hatoum‘s performance and video works or works by Philippe Parreno in the Turbine Hall.

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This weeks hottest events; Strut and Cluk

Strut and Cluck

The magnificent turkey is getting a facelift with Shoreditch’s latest restaurant Strut and Cluck. Co-founders Amir and LimorChen will be sharing their favourite family recipes, which fuse flavours from their Eastern Mediterranean heritage.

The Chens were inspired by the health benefits of a turkey rich diet and have found that turkey is one of the leanest and most nutritious sources of protein available, as well as a great source of B vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Dishes will include grilled turkey drumstick marinated in the family spice blend with roasted vegetables & herbs, tahini, pomegranate molasses and schug; slow-roast turkey thigh on a bed of caramelised red onions and sweet potatoes; and turkey sandwich reinvented – grilled sourdough with hand-pulled turkey, pickled onion mayo, pickled eggs and feta-stuffed peppers.

There will also be sharing dishes including grilled sourdough with a roasted aubergine slice, slow boiled egg and tahini; ‘Far East meets Middle East’ lettuce cups of hand-pulled turkey, Asian greens, pomegranate, roasted almonds, tossed in a sweet & spicy sauce, topped with labneh, and; whole charred cauliflower, labneh, pomegranate & sumac.

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