Author: Lu

Dance-a-Long 3Outdoor cinema experts, Rooftop Film Club, have announced the return of Dance Week with a toe-tapping, thigh slapping movie line-up celebrating the silver screen’s most iconic movers and shakers at Roof East, Stratford. From Baby’s iconic lift to the pelvic thrusts of Magic Mike, Dance Week - starting on Tuesday 23rd August - will encourage guests to cut loose in the aisles before, after and even during the screening helped along by dance instructors from the famous Pineapple Dance Studios.

To help guests channel their inner Tatum prior to the screening, Pineapple Studio’s resident choreographer Kira Bishop will be hosting 30 minute rooftop tutorials tailored to each movie  and open to Rooftop Film Club tickets and Bussey Bar guests alike. Kicking off the week is rooftop favourite Dirty Dancing (23rd August), nobody puts Baby in the corner, but how about a rooftop?  Guest can practice their best spirit fingers with Bring it On(25th August) and remember, it’s not a democracy, it’s a cheerocracy. It’s a Channing double with Magic Mike (24th August) and Step Up(27th August) so whether it’s stepping up to the streets or the stage, there’s dancing Tatum in a vest for everyone. On the Friday learn how to boogie and ballet like Billy Elliot (26th August) dance your frustrations away to A Town Called Malice under the stars.

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Guests will also enjoy a bespoke Dance Week cocktail menu concocted by the Roof East’s unforgettable Spirited Mixers team– featuring flavoursome floor fillers such as the Bellini Elliot and Baby’s Rooftop Rumba.

As the summer heats up kick off your dancing shoes and enjoy a dance-a-long to your favourite dance movie under the stars:

  • Tuesday 23rd August – Dirty Dancing – Learn how to Rumba like Swayze
  • Wednesday 24th August – Magic Mike – Street dance with a bit extra
  • Thursday 25th August – Bring It On – Cheer 101 with spirit fingers
  • Friday 26th August – Billy Elliot – Modern Ballet   
  • Saturday 27th August – Step-Up – Learn how to street dance like Tatum

To book your space at Roof East go to – www.rooftopfilmclub.com

2015_05_03_ARABICA_Lebanese_Wine_6831On August Bank Holiday Sunday (28thAugust), Arabica Bar & Kitchen, one Borough Market’s most exciting venues, will be hosting its first introduction to wines of the Eastern Mediterranean, hosted and co-curated by Master of Wine Sarah Abbot and renowned wine writer, Michael Karam, to capture the spirit of the Eastern Mediterranean’s food and drink movement.

With its ancient peoples and proud traditions the Eastern Mediterranean is a crucible for historic culinary culture, capturing the imagination of foodies and wine lovers around the world. Not least because the vast majority of the colourful and exotic ingredients tick all our healthy-living boxes. The wines from this fascinating region are beginning to make as much waves as the food; Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Lebanon and Israel are all garnering international plaudits for their wines, made in many cases with exciting grape varieties that have been around for thousands of years but which are now being enjoyed by a new wave of consumers.

Arabica Bar & Kitchen wants to capture the spirit of this new food movement by offering an introduction to the most exciting flavours and taste sensations from this thrilling part of the world. During the event, guests will have the opportunity to try red, white, rose and sweet wines from Israel, Turkey, Cyprus and Crete and a Bekaa Butterfly cocktail made using ingredients from the Bekaa Valley in Eastern Lebanon, paired with a sprightly selection of summery Levantine inspired meze.

Sarah comments “I met James at a Kayra wines harvest tour in Istanbul last September. We bonded over chicken pudding, sheep’s heads and Turkish coffee (and wine!). He has an amazing passion and knowledge for the food and flavours of Turkish cooking and culture. We have been talking about doing an event together for a while - hopefully this will be the first of many!”

“I’m really thrilled to be back at Arabica with the wines,” says Michael: “The restaurant has stamped its authority on interpreting the traditional cuisine of Lebanon and Eastern Mediterranean and I believe it is the perfect venue to showcase the best wines coming out of this region.”

Arabica founder, James Walters, comments: “We are really happy to welcome Sarah and Michael to Arabica Bar & Kitchen to highlight the variety and quality of wines coming out of the Eastern Med. Michael and I spent time in Lebanon last summer exploring the awesome food and wine culture and I am really looking forward to sharing some of the Mediterranean’s best kept secrets with our customers.”

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We are massive Everyman fans and were stoked (now there's a word you no longer hear) to realise that a little mini me Everyman (Everyman on the Corner) was popping up in Kings Cross.

Everyman is getting ready in good time for the opening of it's three screen mega cinema in the soon to be completed Coal Drops Yard. Coal Drops is the last large chunk of the beautiful redevelopment plans in Kings Cross and which will be finished in 2018.

Right now though pop to this Everyman on the Corner for a intimate experience with just 32 seats. The pop-up shows three films a day and you can expect The BFG, Ab Fab, and the rather disturbing Neon Demon on the bill currently.

Opens until the end of 2017
Plimsoll Building, Handyside Street, London, N1C 4UR
www.everymancinema.com

IMG_1291-EDIT low resYee Cho (pronounced ‘yay cho’) is a Burmese dining experience for those looking to discover something different. Hosted by half-Burmese chef Freya Coote, the pop up takes its name from a close family friend who taught her how to cook Burmesedishes and cared for her Nana. Yee Cho also means sweet or fresh water inBurmese, a metaphor for the undiscovered food of Myanmar.  IMG_1124-EDIT low res

Much of what is served at Yee Cho is based on traditional recipes from Freya’s family kitchen in Yangon alongside other dishes that take inspiration from typical Burmese ingredients to create something completely new. Food is served in sharing bowls to reflect the tradition of eating communally and is also a chance to get to know other diners.43950022-EDIT low res

As Burma (or Myanmar) becomes more popular with travellers, interest in its rich culture and unique food is rapidly increasing. The food of Myanmar brings together sweet, sour and salty flavours along with crunchy textures, offering its own strong identity.

Hosted at the much-loved boozer The Gun in Homerton, expect a special dining experience; something entirely new for London foodies.

Yee Cho takes place on Tuesday 23rd August, please see below for the August menu. Another Burmese dinner will also take place on Tuesday 25th October.

Menu

Green Tea, Ginger and Gin Cocktail

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Prawn Glass Noodle Salad

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Crispy Chickpea Glass Noodle Salad (v)

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Laepet Thoke (Pickled Green Tea Leaf Salad), Fresh Tomatoes, Fried Bean Mix and Dried Prawns

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Lahpet Thoke (Pickled Green Tea Leaf Salad), Fresh Tomatoes, Fried Bean Mix (v)

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Coconut Chicken Curry

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Split Pea Fritters (v)

Coriander Omelette Curry

Roasted Aubergine Salad

Fried Sweetcorn

Toasted Coconut and Sweet Onion Rice

Balachaung (Dried Prawn Condiment)

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White Chocolate and Lime Posset, Mango Purée, Peanut Brittle Crumb

Iced Watermelon and Mint Shot

Tickets here: https://billetto.co.uk/en/users/yee-cho

Instagram and Twitter: @yeechoburmese

http://www.thegunwellstreet.com/

10 cakeIf your birthday falls between the 8th and the 15th of August you can grab a free cupcake on behalf of Lola's very own Birthday!

If you get down to the Spitalfields cupcake shop in E1 and have proof of your birthday you can grab yourself a free cake!

Since their inception 10 years ago Lola's cupcakes have now got 21 stores nationwide and a whole lot of fans too.

How generous of them to share their Birthday with us!