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On Saturday 3rd June, Mathew Carver will be will be gathering together street food friends from across the capital for an afternoon of London brews, live music and of course the best grilled cheese in town to see in the summer months at Archie’s newly launched terrace.

Situated in the grade 2 listed Victorian railway arches of Deptford’s Market Yard, Archie’s is the South East outpost of The Cheese Bar and Cheese Truck, just a stone’s throw away from Deptford station. Archie’s carefully source British and London-made cheeses for a menu that has the grilled cheese sandwich at it’s heart, including the Rosary Goat’s cheese, walnut and honey and queso Chihuahua with chorizo. Whilst tucking into their signature sandwiches, guests will also be able to enjoy brews from Archie’s all new range of craft beer including new tipples from London’s Gipsy Hill Brewery, Deptford’s own Villages Brewery and Bermondsey Legends Kernel Brewery.

Joining Mathew and the Archie’s team will be London’s newest sorbet maestros, Sloshed, who will be plying guests with their signature boozy gin sorbets made with all-natural fruit and East London Liquor company gin, Kernel brewery, pairing their Table Beer with Archie’s classic grilled cheese sandwich. Alfie, the van himself, will also be in attendance before hitting the road on his summer tour which will see him pull up at Glastonbury, Festival No.6, Wilderness and many more festivals across the country.

After a busy few months and with summer fast approaching we decided it was time to have a little party and christen the new terrace at our bar in Deptford,” said Mathew Carver founder of Archie’s and The Cheese Bar. “We’re invited our Cheese Truck family along to help us celebrate and can’t wait for an afternoon in the sun with some great music, great food and excellent craft beers”

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Deptford Market Yard

Alfred Leroy, a classic British Canal Boat has been lovingly renovated and converted into a floating bar by Hackney Wick’s CRATE Brewery. We had the chance to on a cruise down the lock just as the sun began to come out a couple of weeks ago. The boat is light and so sunny, on our trip (which you can also take on Saturdays throughout the summer) we had ample Prosecco, cheese boards and cocktails from friendly and knowledgable hosts.

The cruise on offer each weekend takes you two hours up and back on the River Lea, travelling past the Olympic Stadium to the Limehouse Basin, viewing East London landmarks such the Three Mills.  

Whilst aboard you can sample CRATE’s brews, Jarr’s ginger and passion fruit kombucha and kombucha cocktails, as well as British cheeses from Neal’s Yard and artisan bread from E5 Bakehouse within the price of your ticket.
The boat is so relaxed in atmosphere that you feel like you are aboard with friends and on the way you can stand out the front of the boat and do some slightly lower key Titanic 'King of the world' impressions.... or maybe just have a cigarette.20160423_173210

Tickets start from £20 and can be found on the Alfred Leroy website. The boat leaves from Hackney Wick, at Queens Yard. After your trip, if the suns still out there are a few cool bars around when you disembark - why not make a day and night of it? We certainly did.

Canalside Queen's Yard, London, E9 5EN

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On the 11th April, La Cave à Fromage, purveyor of the finest cheeses, will host the annual Cheese Makers Market in Old Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire - just 45 minutes from London.

Visitors to the Cheese Makers Market will be able to taste, buy and learn about nearly 300 of the UK and Europe’s most delicious cheeses, created by artisan makers and producers from the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

La Cave à Fromage will be just one of the exhibitors showing and selling their produce, with highlights including a rare selection of award-winning matured cheeses, ripened by expert staff at their South Kensington, Notting Hill and Hove shops.

With so much cheese to peruse, peckish punters will be able to enjoy cheese platters and toasted cheese sandwiches from 10am until 5pm, with matching wines by the glass or bottle chosen by La Cave’s knowledgeable team, at the pop-up Market Bistro. There will also be the opportunity to learn about pairing different kinds of cheese and wine, with two sessions over the course of the day: The Best of British Modern Cheeses and French Wines; and A Balanced Cheese Board and Wines.

“The Cheese Makers Market is unique in being the only place in the UK to meet so many fantastic artisan cheese makers and producers face-to-face, allowing guests to learn about what they are trying and buying. This year is going to be the biggest yet – and we can’t wait to meet over 2,000 people who love cheese as much as we do!” says La Cave’s resident cheese expert, David Deaves.

The Cheese Makers Market: Saturday 11th of April

Opening hours: 9am – 5pm


The Market Place

Old Beaconsfield



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The Art of Dining brings you 'Say Cheese': a unique photo-culinary experience combining a photography exhibition with a pop-up restaurant and bar inspired by esteemed photographer Martin Parr.

The collaboration takes the concept of a visual feast to a whole new level: Chef Ellen Parr will put food from Martin's photography directly onto dinner plates by recreating the images as a five-course meal.

But while the dishes' appearance will remain faithful to Martin's work, looks may deceive as Ellen playfully inverts sweet and savoury and explores flavours and spices from all around the world.

Located in a former library in Hoxton, set designer Alice Hodge has used Parr's kitsch, humorous and quintessentially British personality as inspiration for the design of the venue. Bar tickets are £10, dinner tickets are £65 from here

The Art of Dining- 'Say Cheese', Hoxton N1. 19th-29th March

mozzarella_monthWe love a bit of mozzarella especially as the weather warms up, all drizzled with some balsamic glaze or oil -we know what we're having as an after work snack!

Luckily we can indulge ourselves in the forthcoming mozzarella month in Mayfair. Inspired by the ‘Streets of Mozzarella’ festival in Italy, Mayfair restaurant Sartoria will devote the entire month of May to celebrating one of Italy’s most popular exports. Highlights will include treccia, a giant two kilogram plaited mozzarella to share, as well as a special mozzarella masterclass on May 4th.

In keeping with Sartoria’s traditional style of menu, which changes monthly to focus on a different part of Italy, May’s menu will offer a culinary heaven to cheese lovers. Treccia – a two kilogram plaited mozzarella - will be available whole for a party of eight people, priced at £80, served alongside grilled Mediterranean vegetables, or alternatively diners could opt for 125g of sliced treccia for £11 per person.

Held in the private dining room, the mozzarella masterclass on May 4th will give guests a greater insight into the history and production of mozzarella, as well as providing tips on how to make it and cook with it themselves. There will be presentations from Head Chef Lukas Pfaff and cheese experts from Bianca La Bufala, Sartoria’s mozzarella supplier, as well as videos on the production methods of the cheese. Guests will also be given recipe cards to take away. A variety of cheese samples will be available for tasting including smoked buffalo mozzarella and fiordilatte. The masterclass can hold up to 36 guests, and the cost is £15 per person.

The ‘Streets of Mozzarella’ festival started in May 2005 in the hometown of Buffalo mozzarella, Paestum, a small town on the South-East coast of Italy. The festival features mozzarella demonstrations and presentations from some of Italy’s most popular chefs, including Michelin starred Francesco Sposito and Raffaele Vitale of the renowned restaurant, Casa del Nonno 13. The festival offers guests the opportunity to taste a range of mozzarella cheese and to learn about the variety of uses for the versatile and delicious product.  Sartoria’s ‘Mozzarella Month’ will offer guests the opportunity to transport themselves to the sunny coast of Italy, every day in May.

We're just dribbling at the thought!

Sartoria, 20 Savile Row, London, W1S 3PR