Festive sandwiches, a new wine store and enough cocktails to really get the Christmas party started; here’s what’s on this weekend in London
Words Helen Brown
What not to miss this weekend in London
ZE TURKEY SCHNITZEL AT HERMAN ZE GERMAN
Herman ze German is getting into the spirit of Christmas with Ze Turkey Schnitzel sandwich. A lightly toasted brioche bun is filled with a tender turkey schnitzel, crispy bacon, lettuce, lashings of cranberry sauce and mayo for the ultimate festive sandwich. The ultimate seasonal indulgence best enjoyed with a glass of mulled wine and Herman’s special winter raclette fries.
PRE-HOLIDAY BLOW-DRY BY DUCK & DRY AND KOKO KANU
Premium Jamaican Rum, Koko Kanu has collaborated with renowned blow-dry bar, Duck & Dry to launch the ultimate pop-up pamper service. The free express hairstyles and cocktails will be available for holidaymakers to get jet-set ready ahead of their winter break. All you need to do is show a valid travel ticket or booking confirmation for your winter holiday over the two-day takeover this weekend to get a free blow-dry treatment and cocktails on the house.
Customers are only eligible for a complimentary express blow dry or hair braiding on presenting confirmation of a flight ticket for a holiday between 23rd November 2017- 31st January 2018. Koko Kanu cocktails will be served to all Duck & Dry customers between 1.00-7.30pm on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November
SALON WINE STORE
Salon in Brixton has just opened their wine store, next door to the restaurant, which is stocked to the brim with low intervention, artisan wines, spanning the new and old world. Guests will be able to drink in-store, take home or bring bottles into Salon’s downstairs bar and restaurant situated directly next door, for a small corkage fee.
SIPSMITH FROST FAIR
This month, the National Theatre is playing host to The Sipsmith Frost Fair, a wintery haven guaranteed to get even the grumpiest Scrooge feeling festive. With the hot gin trend rapidly snowballing, guests can sip on six specially curated hot gin cocktails including the Hot Negroni and the Mulled Sloe Gin.
This Christmas, mixologist Missy Flynn has teamed up with Baileys, Tanqueray Gin, Smirnoff Vodka and Captain Morgan to shake up four new delicious and innovative festive cocktail serves. The #SpiritsOf17 cocktails are now available to enjoy exclusively in All Bar One restaurants in London and nationwide. Choose from The Baileys Blush, Smirnoff Root n Mule, Tanqueray Forager Smash and Captain Morgan Turmeric Sour. Party season is officially here.
TOM KERRIDGE X MEATLIQUOR
London-favourite MEATliquor has teamed up with Michelin Starred chef Tom Kerridge to create the Burgducken, an entire five-bird festive roast in a bun. Inspired by the festive multi-bird ‘Turducken’, Kerridge’s creation utilises the time-honoured technique of cooking festive farm and game birds of increasing size one inside another, utilising the best meat from each to create a classic MEATliquor style patty. This festive treat will be available at MEATliquor King’s Cross from Monday and from all additional MEATliquor’s from 4 December, with £1 from each sale goes to Hospitality Action.
LE PETIT CHEF AT TT LIQUOR
Le Petit Chef is Dinner Time Story’s latest pop-up dining experience which takes guests on a journey along the famous Silk Road, from Marseilles to Arabia, India, the Himalayas and China, using cutting-edge 3D visual technology and effective storytelling through flavours, ingredients, sights, sounds and tastes. Featuring an innovative six-course tasting menu, the food showcases all the very best from countries along the Silk Road. Throughout the evening, the food will be matched by wine and cocktails, as well as clever props, soundtracks and scents.
Westerns Laundry has just launched their new intimate 10 cover Private Dining Room, encased in large, distressed Victoria bay windows, looking onto the restaurant’s open kitchen. Co-founder and executive chef David Gingell has designed a bespoke sharing menu created for the whole table by with small plates will start the feast including oysters and cuttlefish croquettes, followed by a choice of either Roast Hake, Pork Belly or baked seafood pasta with aioli for the table. A choice of desserts such as Rum Baba, Chocolate Mousse and homemade ice cream finish the menu.