Tag: Camden

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The city’s latest authentic dining destination concept, Trufflesecco, has arrived in Camden and specializes in the two most decadent of Italian exports.

Derived from the work of sister duo, Irina and Lana Bondar, the menu focuses on cuisine with a distinctly authentic edge, inspired chiefly by Tuscany’s capital, Florence. We popped down to check it out and found the sisters friendly and knowledgable. As well as a lovely selection of boards and small dishes to accompany a relaxed bottle of Prosecco you can also pop in to purchase some of your own Italian exports to take home.

The range of truffle products even includes truffle chocolate spread!

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The interior has been thoughtfully done and is both cosy and relaxing with a holiday feel - you can while away hours either tucked inside of people watching at the tables looking out onto the high street.

The cool, unique space is designed to bring the outside in, with an original decor along one wall to mimic the shutters of rustic Italy, while handmade wooden tables with romantic lighting bring the South of Europe to the heart of North London.

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Your menu options concentrated on sourcing and flavor. Not only boasting Truffle and Prosecco cheeses, the two available platters include Gorgonzola dolce, Artichokes and truffle cream crostino and Ubriaco Prosecco, as well as Mortadella with pistachio and Truffle salami, while the pasta is designed to showcase the flavor of its one main ingredient; the truffle in all its glory.

The specialist drinks menu focuses on a crisp, fragrant collection of Proseccos that pair with the truffle-infused menu to perfection. Fresh, seasonal ingredients compliment the extensive selection of Italian wines and cocktails, along with the indulgent Truffle Grappa.

Also, many will be happy to know (if you're watching your waists ready for more summer sun) on the menu is a new 'Skinny Prosecco' which boasts less sugar and of course calories than it's not to 'skinny' counterparts.

For Bookings call 0203 417 9889 or email info@trufflesecco.com

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Seafood lovers London Shell Co. are offering up a great option for Mother's day this year. Ditch the flowers or whatever else you've been buying on a yearly repeat and do something a little different.

London Shell Co are creating a subtly changing menu for both lunch and dinner based around old vs new England aboard floating restaurant, My Fair Lady on Regent’s Canal.

Siblings Harry and Leah Lobek match delicious rare wines with a carefully chosen seafood menu that involves classics such as oysters and clam chowders, simple food done really well and with an added understated flare.

The canal boat will take you from Camden to Little Venice, creating one London’s unforgettable dining experiences and during your dining you can expect poetry, a lovely introduction on what you'll be eating and drinking and music. The atmosphere is more than friendly and any Mum would be pleased as punch with the outing.

Inspired by the oyster bars and crab shacks of New England, Harry and Leah have focused on the culinary and maritime customs of the North Atlantic and its historic trade routes. Signature dishes include a lunchtime New England Clam Chowder (severed in hearty bread bowls) and an elegant seafood platter for the dinner sittings. Throughout the journey, Harry and Leah, as well as the menu’s food and wine suppliers (Wright Brothers and Hattingley Valley), share their relaxed and informed knowledge of the produce. A real delight for those interested in understanding where their food comes from.

Tickets are available at Grub Club and includes wine with each course for £40 per person for lunch and £60 for dinner.

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Quality fried chicken restaurant to open in Islington in October, with Camden following in November

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Free Range & Fried chicken specialist, BIRD, is building on the success of its Shoreditch branch and launching two new restaurants this autumn. BIRD Islington will open its doors on the 8th of October, closely followed by a third site opening in Camden in November.

A world away from the chicken shops commonly seen on the British high street, BIRD’s focus on quality, freshness and provenance has elevated fried chicken in London since its opening on Kingsland Road last year.

Respectfully restoring a beautiful abandoned corner pub, the unique Islington venue will see BIRD’s ‘naughty but nice’ ethos continue through its food & drink offering as well as it’s fresh and thoughtful approach to design, a combination which has made it so popular with East Londoners.

With a new menu tailored around its trademark free-range - and gluten-free - fried chicken and house-made sauces, there will be a strong focus on fried chicken burgers with several new additions, including:

              The Gee Gee – a Korean inspired burger made with crispy fried chicken, sweet & spicy gochujang glaze and house-made kimchi slaw 

              The Nashville Hot – fried chicken coated with extra hot cayenne glaze, melted American cheese, house kewpie mayo and pickles 

              The West Coast – a nod to California with crispy fried chicken, fresh guacamole and pickled jalapenos

Firm favorites from Shoreditch such as crispy glazed wings and chicken, the ever-popular Original Waffle Burger and sides like  the jalapeno corn pudding, will round out the menu. 

BIRD’s famous Doughnut Hatch will also be making an appearance in Islington, offering fresh risen glazed doughnuts made daily in-house, with rotating flavors such as peanut butter glaze or Oreo crunch. Diners can grab doughnuts to take away from the Hatch all day (with £1 coffee), or sit down inside to enjoy from the dessert menu as the popular ice cream doughnut sandwich. The Doughnut Hatch will also double as a takeaway window for BIRD during busy football match days.

To wash it all down, BIRD has partnered with Camden Town Brewery to offer a selection of draft beers that complement the restaurant’s extensive selection of craft cans and bottles. Those after something a bit stronger can enjoy BIRD classics such as the Dirtybird or Passionfruit Margarita, and new cocktails including the Watermelon Soju, made with the popular Korean spirit.  BIRD Islington will officially open on the 8th of October at 81 Holloway Road N7 8LT.

During its soft-launch, BIRD Islington will be offering 50% off food from the 1st October to 8th of October.

BIRD Camden will open in November with more information on the site released closer to the date. 

 

A FREE celebration of being a grown up from Camden People’s Theatre, New Diorama, Birkbeck, Wellcome Collection, the Fitzrovia Centre & others

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SUN 4 OCTOBER, 2.30PM – 9PM, CAMDEN PEOPLE’S THEATRE & EUSTON

 

Discussions about pornography, voting and adult mental health; conflict resolution skills training; new theatre about ageing; booze and of course ‘child-unsuitable’ colouring in… On Sun 4 October, Euston and Camden based organisations come together for A Fun Palace for Grown Ups: an afternoon of free activities celebrating aspects of adulthood and reflecting on what it means to be a grown up.

Playwrights Luke Barnes and Brad Birch invite an adult mental health expert to join them for a live recording of their podcast The Pursuit of Happiness, exploring how we can find contentment in the modern world, and sex journalist Gareth May is joined by individuals from the worlds of pornography and the arts in a discussion exploring what they can learn from one another about how to have positive conversations about sex. Wellcome Collection presents a series of short films created as part of their Sexology Institute exhibition.

At New Diorama Theatre participants will be able to join in with A Good Conversationexploring the significance of having the right to vote and how we can find common ground with those we disagree with, or to release the stresses of the everyday in Morvern Mulgrew’s ‘interactive sculptural installation’ Cardboard Sumo.

Elsewhere local charity LEAP will offer conflict resolution skills training for adults, led by young people, and Drummond Street boozer The Crown and Anchor offers a chance to sample the wares.

Birkbeck celebrates further education with activities including new playreadings from their MA students, as well as hosting a talk from Phillip Hedley, former artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, about the work of Joan Littlewood, the pioneering theatre director whose vision for the creation of a Fun Palace inspired the national Fun Palaces movement.

For those preferring to relive their childhood experience, there will be a chance to return to the school room with BARK Theatre’s Answer A, or to take a role in playing out a child’s make believe world in Bethan Highgate-Bett’s Playtime.

Local community space Fitzrovia Centre will be on hand to provide some light relief with the chance to try out the activities and games usually reserved for kids, and artist Emily Hudson invites participants to confront the stresses and realities of everyday life withTrue Colours, Real Life at her alternative colouring-in station.

And join us at the end of the day to celebrate and commiserate with comedian and performance artist Phil O’Shea, as he turns 30 LIVE.

A Fun Palace for Grown Ups is part of Fun Palaces 2015, a free, nationwide celebration of community, bringing people together with arts and sciences, taking place on Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 October.

Based on a never-built idea from theatre director Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price, the first Fun Palaces took place in the UK and worldwide in October 2014, when 138 venues, locations, communities and groups created their own local events. Over 3000 people took part in organising these events, many of them as volunteers, and approximately 40,000 people attended Fun Palaces in person, while tens of thousands more engaged with them online.

Venue Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, NW1 2PY & Across Euston – NB please check website to confirm event location
Dates & Times Sunday 4 October, 2pm9pm
Prices FREE
Website & Box Office www.cptheatre.co.uk | 020 7419 4841

lockside-lounge-bar-camden-town-london-bwOn Sunday May 24, 2015, the 7th annual Bermuda Day celebration in London will be held at Camden’s Lockside Lounge, where visitors can experience a taste of island life with a range of activities and entertainment.

Bermuda Day is the national celebration of the island’s heritage and marks the start of spring. An annual event, aimed at adults, has been held in London for the last seven years, organized by SpredLuv and CKC Corporation – a group of Bermudians now living in the UK keen to share the island’s unique culture and cuisine.

This year’s event, taking place on Sunday May 24, will offer DJs, dancing as well as traditional food and cocktails from the island, providing visitors the chance to sample a taste of Bermuda. Children are welcome between 12pm until 7pm where they can partake in limbo dancing and colouring competitions, educational games and face painting, all with a Bermudian twist. Entrance is free before 5pm and £5 after, with the celebrations continuing until 3am.

Bermuda is a proper resort destination for travellers who like to explore and experience the local culture. Known for its sailing heritage, quaint colourful homes and pink sandy beaches it is a picture-perfect sub-tropical paradise. But there is more to the island than first meets the eye. It is fast-becoming an island-adventure hub with cliff jumping, spear fishing, deep water free-soloing (rock climbing above the ocean), trail running and mountain biking. The 21-square mile island is a proper playground pairing adventure experiences with picturesque historic settings – such as The Bermuda Railway Trail, with walking, hiking and cycling trails which span the entire island.

Adventures expand under the sea. With over 300 shipwrecks, Bermuda is the shipwreck dive capital of the world. Thanks to the reefs surrounding the island, it is also easy to stroll the shallow crystal clear waters to swim and snorkel over reef and wreck sites.

For further information on Bermuda Day Here