From fried chicken to Sablé saxophones, there’s plenty to get your teeth into this weekend in London; here are a few of the best ….
Words Helen Brown
The Bucket List
The Bucket List is the ultimate adventure for fried chicken fans. KERB are bringing together London’s pioneers in the fried food industry to create one big, hot bed of flavour. Expect flavour explosions from KERB’s always-on-point traders, as well as new discoveries. Eateries on offer include Mother Clucker, Other Side Fried and Daja Chicken.
Jazz Afternoon Tea
This month, Sheraton Grand London Park Lane has launched a limited-edition Jazz afternoon tea. It invites you to experience the hotel’s heritage through the sights and sounds of the ’20s. London’s world-class Jazz musicians will provide the backdrop to this quintessentially British past-time. This ornate menu includes a delicious chocolate tart topped with a musical note. Also on offer is an edible saxophone made from Sable Breton, honey mousse, saffron crème and blackberry gêlée.
STK Ibiza Brunch
Be transported to the heady heights of the Med this weekend with STK London. They are throwing an exclusive brunch party in honour of the start of the summer season at STK Ibiza. A decadent brunch menu will be accompanied by live acts, DJ’s and serious champagne fun.
Sitting one: 7th May – 1-3pm
Sitting two: 7th May – 3.30pm onwards
Tickets available here.
Re-making Nature: Collecting at Wellcome
Phase two of Wellcome Collection’s Making Nature exhibition takes place this weekend. What does nature mean to you? Head over this weekend to present your objects, ideas and stories. Your contributions will shape their summer exhibition, Re-making Nature. It will reveal the many and varied ways we relate to the natural world in modern life.
Collecting times: 5th May, 2–9pm | 6th May, 11am-5pm | 7th May, 12–5pm
The Grosvenor Series at London Craft Week
From 3 – 7 May 2017, the third edition of London Craft Week takes up residence in the capital. This annual event showcases the very best international craftsmanship through a luxury lens. As part of this, The Grosvenor Series are offering an exclusive glimpse into Mayfair and Belgravia’s creative roots. Join them in a wide selection of events, talks, and demonstrations from the craft industry. Don’t miss the first solo exhibition of ceramicist, Leah Jensen. Mayfair’s The New Craftsmen are hosting her work over the weekend.
3rd – 7th May
For the full itinerary of events visit grosvenorlondon.com
Cinco de Mayo at Café Pacifico
As the UK’s first Mexican cantina, it’s only fitting that Café Pacifico should be throwing one of London’s best Cinco de Mayo celebrations. The night kicks off with a special Taco & Tequila menu. Pick out your favourite taco and pair it with an 1800 Tequila flight or one of the bar’s mind blowing Margaritas. In addition to this, a Mariachi band provides a live soundtrack for the night. If you can’t make it down on this weekend, fear not – the taco & tequila menu will be available until 19th May.
5th May, cafe-pacifico.com
Perilla and Pollen Cocktail Collaboration
For two weeks only, Perilla is teaming up with Pollen Room for an exciting new cocktail venture. A weekly changing drinks menus has been crafted to pair with selected dishes from Perilla’s tasting menu. Try the Nettle; it combines nettle cordial, Dewars 12, cow parsley and citric solution. Perilla’s menu includes grilled mackerel with horseradish and courgette with pecorino and basil.
From 2nd May, perilladining.co.uk
Wandsworth Arts Fringe
This two-week arts festival takes place across Wandsworth borough each May. All types of artists, performers and creative producers take part. Expect street performances, exhibitions, comedy, theatre, music, dance and everything in between. Puppets with Guts will be bringing giant inflatable rhinos to Heathbrook Park. And cutting edge producers, Fragility, are hosting an exciting programme of fringe theatre.
5th – 21st May, wandsworthfringe.com