At 85, Madhur Jaffrey Goes Gansta Sexy and Fierce
At 85, Madhur Jaffrey Goes Gansta Sexy and Fierce
At 85, Madhur Jaffrey Goes Gansta Sexy and Fierce 4.5.19 | 2:51am Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
When I first started writing about food some 30 years ago, Madhur Jaffrey was one of the older, established writers I admired. A prominent Indian actress, she demystified and popularised Indian food in America and helped establish it as a cuisine to be taken seriously. Her cookbooks are stellar and reliable.
I find myself admiring her all over again for saying YES to starring in Zohran Mamdani’s astonishing rap video, “Nani”, and defiantly throwing the finger. It is hilarious and riveting, NOT your usual old-person-doing-rap thing. Jaffrey is sexy and fierce.
I’m the best damn Nani that you ever done seen. Fuck top five Nanis and fuck top three, I’m the number one Nani don’t fuck with me.
Read about Jaffrey and the story behind “Nani” here.
Want to track what Nani’s saying? Click CC for illuminating subtitles.
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4 Bedroom Apartment / Flat for sale in Mulund West, Mumbai
PropertyWala.com 4 Bedroom Apartment / Flat for sale in Mulund West, Mumbai 2.5 – 5 crores 4 bhk , 2500 sqft , Mulund ( west ) Behind Nirmal Lifestyle Mall, Goregaon Mulund Link Road,, Mulund West, Mumbai (Maharashtra) Project/Society: Piramal Revanta Total Floors: More than 20 Facing: East Rate: 13,000 per SqFeet -30% Age Of Construction: 1 Years Possession: Immediate/Ready to move Description 4 bhk , 2500 sqft , Mulund ( west ) , ready possession , oc received , no gst , posh location , elite people , luxury at economy , full amenities , integrated towers , all round connectivity , Behind Nirmal Lifestyle Mall, Goregaon Mulund Link Road ,
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Ltd. (<5km), Cinema star (<8km), Reliance Media Works 2 (<9km), Movie Time Cinema (<14km), Inox Movie Vishnu Shivam Mall (<12km), PVR Oberoi (<13km) Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School (<6km), Transcendental Meditation Center (<5km), Vidya Prasarak Mandal School (<3km), DAV Public School (<8km), Little Flower High School (<7km), DAV International School (<1km), Kendriya Vidyalaya IIT Powai (<9km), New Horizon Scholars School and Neo kids (<7km), St Xavier, Maharani Saibai Vidya Mandir (<11km), Gundecha Education Academy (<12km), Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir Mulund, Sheth Karamshi Kanji English School (<1km), Kidzee (<5km) Price Trends Mulund West, Mumbai Apartments / Flats for sale in Mulund West, Mumbai This property is priced approximately -30% under the average for an Apartments / Flats for sale in Mulund West, Mumbai (Rs.19489/SqFeet) * Disclaimer: Data may be approximate. Locality Reviews Mulund West, Mumbai Mulund is green belt of Mumbai main population of Mulund west is Gujrati then sindhi & PunjabiIn Mulund east mostly Marathi, Mulund is full of all brand of restaurantYou get more variety of Gujrati food in Mulund temperature of mulund is also low then Mumbai Pros: Mar 2 by Arjun Khanchandani Mulund West is planned layout with each plot faces well maintained roads . There is no water shortage. Thousands of trees across roads make Mulund West a free city. Well mannered and cultured residents has contributed a lot in development of present Mulund West. Residents are peace loving people and hence preferred area in central suburbs. It is queen of central suburbs. Pros: Well planned and well maintained roads Cons: Jan 14 by Arvind kumar Mulund West is a well planned city which has a lot of free neet and patal kel road. It's highly impossible for a person to get lost. Well connected to western, south, north, and Navi Mumbai . One can call it a center point. Pros: All points above are good Posted: Apr 28, 2017 by Nitin Deshpande Very well developed place of mumbai , less crowded, luxurious places and very good locality . The best friendly locality of mumbai . Many good construction works sre csrried out here with spacious rooms ans good view. Pros: Mar 21, 2017 by Kamal Narwani Good location, near Mumbai , has very good facilities. School, collages and offices are located very near, Pros: Good location in living as well as investment Posted: Jul 15, 2014 by Anil Mulund west is very popular Residential locality of central Mumbai suburbs, surrounded by posh residential developments such as Nirmal lifestyle, City of joy, Runwal tower and many more.It is a prime locality from where all places of Mumbai can be reached easily, and enjoys excellent connectivity with EE Highway, WE Highway, Powai , Vikhroli, Kanjurmarg etc. Pros: Mumbai 's best suburb, located on foothills with lots of greenery & serene surroundings, blend in vicinity of commercial, industrial & residential surroundings. Friendly people & everything available easily nearby. Clean & healthy environ. Pros: No water or electricity problems Good road network, well connected with entire Mumbai Serenity, nature & brisk activity perfectly blended Cons: by Ashok Gangwani (Property King Dehradun) Mulund is the earliest planned suburb of Mumbai city, which extends from present day Mulund station to Paanch Rasta junction in Mulund (West). Mulund comes under the Central line of railway. If you go through any Central line Mulund has the hottest property to live in. Mulund was a home to a cosmopolitan mix of large number of educated middle class residents and several industrial factories along present day L.B.S. road.Mulund today has become more densely populated than what it used to be, it still remains one of the greenest and safest places to live in Mumbai. The pleasant living conditions and easy access to different parts of the city and its outskirts, have attracted many new residents.Also Mulund is a well connected suburb in all directions. Mulund has several educational institutes in both English and Regional language mediums. Mulund has two large shopping malls on LBS Marg , Nirmal Lifestyles and R-Mall. and really one of the few suburbs of Mumbai to boast of a vibrant night life. The center of it all lies within Nirmal Lifestyles mall, near Nahur . Several western cuisine restaurants, along with some Indian restaurants are located within the mall, and it also has two nightclubs. Overall, the night life in Mulund has a sober and peaceful feel to it, except for some people who have too much to drink.Real Estate prices are hiked day by day in Mulund according to the demand. Safe for residential purpose all the time as compared to other suburbs.Panchrasta, Tambe Nagar, Sarvodaya Nagar , Aasha Nagar, Yogi Hill, Vardhaman Nagar, Veena Nagar , Vaishali Nagar , Model Towen, Swapna Nagari, Kalpa Nagari, Yogi Hill, Mulund Colony are few important places. Mulund is one of the posh built-up areas in North-East part of Mumbai. There is an easy access to Eastern Express Highway and Navi Mumbai through Mulund-Airoli Bridge. Pros: Mulund is perfect location for Residential purpose as compared to other suburbs. The biggest shopping mall in India, that is Nirmal LifeStyle, is located in Mulund. As people over there worship God, Allah, Bhagwan, so there are many Temples, Churches and Mosques. Posted:
Here’s why Dubai is the destination for the bold and curious traveller
| Published: | 05th April 2019 06:00 AM 0 Share Via Email The Dubai Creek. Picture: Ayesha Tabassum Do a quick search on Google for the top touristy things-to-do in Dubai and the results are what you’d expect — visit the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and the Burj Al Arab, do a tour of the city on the Hop-On Hop-Off bus, sand-dune bashing with BBQ and belly dancing. However, there is a lot more to do in Dubai than just desert safaris and visiting malls. From the evolving literary, arts and cultural scene to the exceptional culinary experiences that cover cuisines from all over the globe, we explored Dubai like a local during the recently concluded Dubai Food Festival. The 17-day food fest included curated meals at fine-dining restaurants, an elaborate spread at the Swyp Beach Canteen and limited edition coffees at emerging artisanal cafes and feasts at some of the hidden gems of Dubai. An evening in Deira Our sojourn began on a pleasant Tuesday afternoon when we checked in at the Rove City Centre that’s located in Deira — which is a popular commercial hub and part of the old city. Rove has a millennial vibe to it with colourful walls, recycled art and quirky messaging in the elevators and in the rooms. What impressed us was that nothing here is without a reason. When we found a pictorial message behind the door reminding us of things-not-to-forget while leaving our room, we were pleasantly surprised! Our first stop was the Souk which is a short drive from the hotel. The Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai) divides the Souk into two sections — Deira and Bur Dubai. This is the oldest part of Dubai that used to be a minor port and where the pearling industry flourished. However, today, more than the Emiratis, it’s the expat population of Turkish, Indians, Afghans and Pakistanis, that runs the business in these old markets on either side of the creek. We started by exploring the Deira side of the Souk. From colourful hand-painted crockery, spices, abayas (burkhas) and hookah to knick-knacks, there was a lot to shop for at this quaint market. The best way to explore it is by walking. As we walked around, we also visited the famous Gold Souk. A bazillion glittering gold shops line the avenue of this market. There’s also the world’s largest finger ring on display, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. It was already dusk and we decided to cross the Dubai Creek in a dhow (a tiny sailing boat) for AED 1 to reach the other side — Bur Dubai. This short commute across the creek left us spellbound. The setting sun in the west, the tangerine sky and seagulls flying towards the horizon — everything about this seven-minute boat ride was unforgettable. The Bur Dubai side of the creek is a reflection of Deira with tiny alleys and shops that sell everything from spices and crockery to gold. The long walk around the Souk had worked up a good appetite and we headed to try the food at the first restaurant on our itinerary. From old Dubai, we made our way to the new Trade Centre Area. In stark contrast to the alleys and the old-world charm, this part of the city appeared like a film set with its tall glitzy skyscrapers and the Burj Khalifa. The restaurant, Al Nafoorah, is located at the famous Emirates Tower (which is part of the symbol of Dubai). The true taste of Lebanon — that’s Al Nafoorah’s tagline and it serves an extensive Lebanese menu. We tried the curated menu that included the mezzeh — hot and cold, grills and desserts. While hummus, fattoush and baba ganoush are commonplace, we really enjoyed the Sfiha Baalbek (flour pockets stuffed with minced lamb). From the desserts, it was the Cheese Kunafa that impressed us. The contrasting flavours of the slightly sweet semolina dough onthe bed of cheese worked very well. After this satisfying dinner, we called it a day. Gold rush While Dubai continues to attract people for its extravagance, at the same time, the Emirate is cautious about where its money is being spent. We realised this on day two, during the tour of the newly-opened Dubai Frame in Zabeel Park. Described as “the biggest picture frame on the planet,” by The Guardian, this architectural marvel was a sight to behold because of its scale. The entry to this 492-feet high frame began at its foot, however, the walkthrough towards the elevator was done up with art exhibits and video installations about Dubai’s history. The photograph exhibits also provided insights into the construction of the frame. At the end of this display, we realised how the Emiratis worked hard to make their city a global tourist destination with attractions like the Dubai Frame. The significance of the frame is that it is located right in the middle of Dubai, and when we reached the top floor, the view helped us understand this better. Apart from the city views, this floor includes interactive art installations and a coffee shop. But the most interesting bit of the visit was yet to come. As we descended from the top floor, the elevator doors opened to a neon-lit tunnel that ended at a 3D visual installation which gave a glimpse into futuristic Dubai. From high-speed metros, advanced AI robots and interactive homes to a better city, we got an idea of what Dubai would look like in a few years from now. The next stop of the day was the Swyp Beach Canteen at Jumeirah Beach. There were rows of food trucks serving everything from sushi, Korean guksu and Egyptian kushari to churros. Having sampled a little bit of everything, we opted to check out Alserkal Avenue — the emerging arts and culture hub of Dubai. Boasting a vintage car museum, artisanal cafes, a vinyl records music store and a number of art galleries, this spot is a must-visit! A little away from the Avenue is the Boston Lane coffee shop at The Courtyard. Owned by Australian expats and inspired by Melbourne’s laneway coffee culture, this cafe serves interesting artisanal coffees. We sampled the limited edition Doughnut Lattes — Vegan Bluemoon, Jam-Filled Chocolate Glaze and Cinnamon Sugar — that were served during the Dubai Food Festival. While the cinnamon sugar tasted like a regular latte with a hint of cinnamon, the jam-filled chocolate glaze was impressive with its fruity flavour, however, the vegan blue moon was too experimental for our palate. As we enjoyed the evening coffee, we also took a tour of The Courtyard that houses fashion boutiques and the Courtyard Playhouse— a space for comedy, plays and improv performances. What fish! While all these new hotspots are perfect for the millennial traveller, we were keen to check out Atlantis, The Palm because any Dubai trip seems incomplete without visiting the famous five-star luxury resort hotel. So we headed out early on Thursday for breakfast at Saffron, one of the signature restaurants at the Atlantis. With options from all over the globe, the spread was quite overwhelming. We sampled the Chinese Congee with condiments, fried Mantou Bun with condensed milk and Chinese Curry Puffs. After this experimental breakfast, we started our day-long tour at the Atlantis and the biggest attraction was The Lost Chambers Aquarium. With over 200 species and 65,000 fish in the aquarium, this underwater destination couldn’t be missed. We spotted the Mako Shark, the fastest shark in the world, the colourful corals and visited the fish hospital where the fish are treated, and Horseshoe Crabs and Jellyfish are bred. Three hours later, our legs gave up and we headed to Wavehouse, the newest restaurant and recreation spot at the Atlantis. Artificially created waves give firsttimers an opportunity to try surfing. However, we were too exhausted and preferred to get something to eat. The menu here is an assortment of pizzas, burgers, salads, smoothies, health drinks, beers and some seafood options. Everything we sampled was delicious, particularly the Panko Chicken Burger (with an activated charcoal bun). The drive back from The Palm after lunch was a long one, considering Thursday’s weekend traffic. After an hour of lazing around in the room, we headed out in the evening to check out another luxury Emirati property — Madinat Jumeirah. Interspersed with waterways, this opulently designed hotel evokes images of the royal palaces of a bygone era. We took a ferry ride to reach Pai Thai that continues to be voted as the best Thai fine dining restaurant in Dubai. While they do have an elaborate menu, we chose to try their signature offerings from the set menu, which included Plha Nuea Ma Khua Pho (grilled beef salad), Goong Gratiem Prik Thai (crispy prawns in green pepper sauce), Phad Phed Nuea (wok-fried beef curry) and Kao Niew Ma Muang (sweet sticky rice). These proved why Pai Thai continues to hold its position as the best! Revisiting the creek While all the luxury hotels and the new-age cafes lured us with their experiences and offerings, we still wanted to explore more of the Dubai Creek. So we booked a Heritage Tour and Cultural Lunch at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) at the Al Fahidi Historic District, adjacent to the Dubai Creek. The friendly staff at SMCCU guided us to the main courtyard where the Heritage Tour began with a sampling of the traditional Arabic Tea and the Lugaimat (sweet dough balls). Highlights included an introduction to the Emirati culture, a walk around the old neighbourhood, understanding the architecture of old houses, learning how the natives coped with the harsh weather conditions and a brief history of how Dubai has evolved. This was followed by the Cultural Lunch where we sampled Veal Majboos (a traditional rice dish), Chicken Biryani (borrowed from Indian-Pakistani cuisines), Chicken and Vegetable Saloona (curries) and Arabic Tea with Lugaimat. After this relaxed and elaborate experience, we took a walk around the creek on the last evening of our stay in the City of Gold. A week had flown and there was still so much to explore. However, we couldn’t complain because what we experienced went beyond the regular tourist itineraries. The writer was in Dubai on invitation by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai email@example.com
Butterbeanjones said: Had a pickup at a Thai restaurant in Westchester, Ca. to be delivered in Playa Vista, Ca. A 2.5 mile delivery on Lincoln Blvd. Drove to the address that didn’t exist. Called customer saying this isn’t a good address, she responded saying that she was at the Doubletree Hotel by the airport. Now I’m knowing that there isn’t a Doubletree Hotel near LAX. I tell her to give me the address so that I could put it in my navigation. When I saw the address I already knew this wasn’t in L.A. So I asked her what city are you in, and she said Miami!!! I’m like WTF!! I said baby girl you won’t be getting this meal unless you want me to over night it via FedEx!! Has anyone else had similar experiences with deliveries like this!! I’ll rank this one number 1 for weirdest delivery!! Click to expand… Yes. I did have the same problem before. The order was from Indian Cuisine restaurant, Delivery location was 2 mins away on foot. I was thinking that this girl was too lazy to walk and pick up by herself. Couldn’t find the person so I called the girl customer. Turned out she was 45 minutes away.
Those were customer’s faults. When they typed and chose the restaurant name or their address from app, they didn’t notice the name of city. Same street name or same restaurant name, but entirely different city. Turns out free foods for us.
Food truck concept quite exciting: Saif Ali Khan
Food truck concept quite exciting: Saif Ali Khan Food truck concept quite exciting: Saif Ali Khan
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Actor Saif Ali Khan who starred in a film called “Chef” and is a foodie finds the food truck concept quite exciting.
“I think the food truck is a good idea for foodies,” Saif told the media on Thursday as he launched ‘Marriott On Wheels’ at JW Marriot in Juhu here.
As per the new initiative by Marriott India, a food truck will be cruising through six cities, including Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh, and will be serving the signature dishes of each city.
“It is going to be interesting because the truck is going to travel six cities and explore local flavours. I am one of those people who love roadside food as well as international cuisines. I love Indian food. I also love Chinese, Japanese and Italian food. Basically, I am a foodie,” Saif told the media on Thursday.
The actor who played the character of a chef in “Chef” learned some of the cooking hacks from the head chef of the hotel.
Recalling the days, the “Omkara” actor said: “We actually learned and shot all the cooking scenes here. It was amazing.”
On the work front, the actor is gearing up for the new season of the Netflix show “Sacred Games”.
10 Healthy Eating Retreats to heal your body and mind
PORTUGAL: Raw Food Summer Yoga Retreats Dates: 3 – 10 & 10 – 17 August
Are you ready to retreat to a place where you can completely rest, reset and let go and enjoy chef prepared plant based cuisine at its finest with a splash of yoga, and more? These raw food summer yoga retreats in Portugal are located on the edge of the Sao Bartolomeu de Messines/Silves nature reserve in the Algarve.
Expect a nourishing, exclusive, intimate and unique week of restful bliss. With my experienced team of yogis and therapists, I will guide you through a beautiful week. This is the perfect chance for you to relax into nature, unplug from the world, restore and reset.
We’ll create some wonderful dishes together and indulge in the preparation of incredible foods. Being an experienced yogi is not a prerequisite, all you will need for this stunning week of yoga is the will to explore and embrace a high vibrational flow.
There will be daily kitchen classes on raw food, yoga and holistic sessions. They are completely at your leisure, so if you just want to relax by the plunge pool and wait to be fed, that’s ok too. It’s your holiday!
Dine al fresco by the river each night and be ready for spectacular sunsets, evening workshops, meditation sessions, incredible food, cacao ceremonies and much more. Leave feeling rested, rebooted and filled with a new zest for life!
We like to consider that while on ‘retreat’ we are withdrawing from the everyday world. We like to consider our retreat as a world in itself – where we provide the space and opportunity for you to take all the time you need to reflect on your world, your wellbeing and your self. ALGARVE: Relax & Revive 5 Day Retreat Dates: Open March – November
Escape everyday life and treat yourself to an indulgent 5 day retreat at a boutique hotel with maximum pampering and minimum stress. This is the perfect spa getaway experience just for you with your partner or a friend guaranteed to rejuvenate, relax and de-stress.
Boost your energy levels and establish new healthy habits with our selection of spa treatments and restaurant menu.
This Relax & Revive 5 day retreat includes 5 nights in a room with a beautiful sea or garden view, a welcome smoothie or juice on the hotel’s panoramic terrace with stunning views of the sparkling ocean and endless sky, super-food breakfasts with dairy free alternatives, fresh fruit, vegetable juices and smoothies.
A two course lunch is included on two days of this relaxing break, to be taken on days of your choice as well as one evening four course dinner with vegetarian, vegan and raw food options.
As part of the retreat you can enjoy four organic treatments in the hotel’s Neal’s Yard Remedies of Covent Garden London Spa the first overseas spa of its kind.
This includes Indian Head Massage, Body Harmony Treatment, Relaxing Back Massage and a Facial. Morning yoga sessions are included every other day and you will also enjoy unlimited access to the wellness pool, sauna and steam room.
So relax and completely unwind with us, it will make a world of difference to your health and wellbeing and see you returning home completely renewed.
Awesome Service and Staff Support! Great Property
Amazing stay! The property though a business one but still a great one with all amenities and great restaurants. The food is really good! Cinnamon is their Indian and Asian cuisine restaurant and Samudra is their coastal and south Indian cuisine restaurant. nnSpecial thanks to Mr. N Viknesh (Housekeeping team) for super service for cleaning up the room and making the same like a new one each day. Also, appreciate the observation of small small details by home during cleaning – he handed over a laptop cleaner kit and a note!! Just wow and was amazed with such kind service!nnDefinitely recommend this hotel!
If you want to meet new people stay at a party hostel. And can’t recommend Terminal 21 enough if you want high quality commerical food. It might not be authentic local food but you get a great selection of all sorts of Asian cuisines, Western desserts, and a decent selection of continental food. When haggling go down to 40% of initial price. For knockoff polos you pay 250 baht maximum and Nike/UA shirts 200. 7/11 is your best friend during the day when it’s hot. Overall don’t be a typical Indian and respect the local ways.
Should I stay or should I Goa? Amazing hotel!
I booked a 3-night weekend stay in a King-room towards the end of March.nn1. StaffnAbove all, the first thing that stands out about this hotel is the friendliness of the staff. Everyone is so welcoming and helpful. Special mention to Upi and Sandy who helped me to make the most of my trip. They recommended things to do, places to see, restaurants to eat etc. They also organised my transfer to and from the airport as well as a 1-day guided taxi tour for certain places I wanted to visit (Old Goa, Mangeshi temple, Sahakari Spice Farm, Panjim area). In the restaurant, Shiv and Santosh really stood out for me. Really cool guys and very attentive. Keep it up everyone!nn2. RoomnStylish, spacious and very comfortable. There was a mini fridge, complimentary tea and coffee, TV, and fully functioning air conditioning. The shower was decent sized with good range of toiletries. nOnly setback I had was the amount of mosquitos in my room. I know they’re everywhere in Goa but something needs to be done to remove them.nn3. DiningnThe buffet breakfast was fantastic and wide ranging – traditional Indian cuisine to Western continental-style breakfast. They had fresh fruit counters, pancake station, egg station (cooked to your liking), hot food counters, pastries etc. Really delicious selection. nDinner service was also great – they offered buffet or a la carte. Delicious and a wide selection.nn4. DowntimenThe gym was well-equipped with a window overlooking the large, clean pool. The pool was really clean and there was plenty of sun loungers and shaded cubes to rest in. The bar and grill staff were also nearby so you could order food or drinks to your spot. They also had live music on some nights by the pool/ outdoor bar.nn5. LocationnThe hotel is tucked away from the busy 10 road away from the hustle and bustle of the street. It’s a leisurely 15-20 min walk to the beach and takes you past all the stalls/ markets. It was really convenient.nnIf you’re a solo traveller, couple of family looking for a hotel with a lively ambience and great facilities, give this place a try!nnOverall, I’d definitely recommend staying in this hotel and would not hesitate to return on my next trip.
New Restaurants in London April 2019 | About Time Magazine
Food / Features / News / About Time: You Discovered London’s Best New Restaurants April 2019 About Time: You Discovered London’s Best New Restaurants April 2019 By Alex Moore Pin 2 Shares
Looking for the best new restaurants in London April 2019? Spring seems like the opportune time to open a restaurant, for no reason other than most of us are finally coming out of hibernation. Here are six brand spanking new eateries to whet those winter-ravaged appetites. 1. For East-Meets-West: Angelina’s Restaurant
What : A ‘surreal exploration’ of Japanese and Italian cuisine in the heart of East London
The Lowdown : While fusion restaurants can have a habit of raising eyebrows (and Angelina’s Restaurant’s east-meets-west vision may do just that), on this occasion you might be pleasantly surprised. Owner and general manager Joshua Owens-Baigler trained at River Café, Bistroteque and Hix before joining forces with Roman Head Chef Daniele Ceforo ( Bocca di Lupo, Café Murano and Enoteca Turi ) for an inspired first outing. Traditional techniques are playfully yet respectfully reimagined to create a daily five-plate sharing menu featuring unique dishes such as Unagi (Japanese eel) Risotto with burnt soy butter with Dashi (Japanese cooking stock), Egg and Keta caviar and Black sesame and milk chocolate pannacotta. Inspired by Tokyo’s famous Shinjuku district, drinks will be served from the restaurant’s hidden drinking den, Golden Gai, which sits just six people, making it one of East London’s smallest bars.
Where : 56 Dalston Lane, London, E8 3AH 2. For Rough-Meets-Smooth: Cook Love
What : A new concept restaurant-cum-stall where Michelin-star meets Street Feast
The Lowdown : Street food market Dinerama welcomes Michelin-awarded chef, Asimakis Chaniotis, as he and Pied à Terre Founder, David Moore launch new concept restaurant, Cook Love at the ever-popular Shoreditch site. Head chef at Pied à Terre and now Cook Love , Chaniotis, believes the new concept is more than just a street food stall. He says, ‘The words, Cook and Love are tattooed on my fingers so you could say that launching this concept is more than just another day in the kitchen for me. Bringing friends and families together over seasonal flavours really is one of my life’s passions.’ Elements of his dishes, including scallops, pulled pork and cheesy pasta (fancier that it sounds), will be cooked in an oil drum BBQ to create a smooth and smoky flavour. Perfect grab and go fare.
Where : 19 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EJ 3. For a Meal at a Member’s Club: St Luke’s Kitchen
What : The culinary jewel in the crown of LIBRARY, the private member’s club moments from Trafalgar Square
The Lowdown : It’s rare to get a peek inside an altogether private member’s club, but fortunately for us the all new St Luke’s Kitchen will give diners a glimpse of what they might be missing. Set in LIBRARY, the club styled as a hub for creativity and innovation, St Luke’s (named after the patron saint of artists, bookbinders, brewers, butchers and stained glass makers) sees Head Chef Alessio Piras employ his culinary philosophy of adventure, innovation and tradition, culminating in an array of modern dishes, featuring bold tastes from the UK and Italy. Think Roasted quail, salsify, quail’s egg & raspberries; Seared scallops, n’duja crust, truffle, cauliflower purée and Lamb rump; and Jerusalem artichokes purée, pecorino twirl, with crispy parsnips. Meanwhile, Dear Alice , a new speakeasy will open at the same time in a hidden location elsewhere within the club. Keep your eyes peeled for that.
Where : 112 St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4BD 4. For Pre-Party Dining: Opium London
What : World-famous Spanish nightclub-restaurant venue, Opium launches in London
The Lowdown : The renowned Spanish nightclub and restaurant collection ‘Opium’ has announced the launch of its first UK venue with the official arrival of Opium London. Located in the heart of London’s West-End, Opium London will play host to the world’s leading DJs and music artists (for more of an idea of what to expect, Nicki Minaj hosted the pre-launch event). Celebrating its Spanish roots from Barcelona, Madrid and Marbella, the restaurant will champion modern Spanish and Pan-Asian cuisine. Head Chef Diogo brings his experience from the kitchens of Dubai and Sardinia, offering everything from sushi, tartar and ngiri, to Iberian ham croquettes, artichokes and truffle ravioli. Fear not, the menu has been designed with a subsequent night of dancing very much in mind.
Where : 9 Rupert Street, London, W1D 6DG 5. For Design-Led Decor + Delectable Dishes: The Oak SW11
What : Sleek and stylishly designed Mediterranean eatery on the banks of Battersea – one of the best new restaurants in London April 2019.
The Lowdown : After opening a series of successful local restaurants in West London (The Oak W2, The Oak W12 and The Bird in Hand), restaurateur Jasper Gorst has decided to open a location south of the river with a slightly different focus. The Oak SW11 offers Mediterranean inspired small plates such of Cicchetti and Pizzetta, with highlights including Burrata, chargrilled grapes, grilled sourdough and basil; Seaweed coated tuna loin with saffron onions, crispy capers and paprika aioli, and Rolled lamb breast on ajo blanco, roasted cumin baby carrots and mint. The space also offers itself as a comfortable work hub for freelancers and creatives, with all-day dining options available for those hoping to grab a light bite.
Where : 39 Parkgate Road, London, SW11 4NP 6. For London’s Latest Street Food Extravaganza: Vinegar Yard
What : A brand-new eating, drinking, shopping and art space from the team behind Flat Iron Square
The Lowdown : Open seven days a week from super early ‘til late, Vinegar Yard will be a must-visit destination this summer for after-work drinkers, weekend fun-seekers, and those looking for the capital’s best street food. The rotating food line-up includes TV’s Million Pound Menu winner Baba G ’s, serving Indian-inspired pachos and its signature ‘naanwhiches’; Argentinian-inspired steak and chimichurri from barbecue experts Up in My Grill , and burgers and croquettes from Nanny Bills . Borough-based coffee experts, The Gentlemen Baristas , will provide a ‘well mannered’ all-day coffee shop and dining space, serving from breakfast until late. Vinegar Yard will also offer an open-air bar serving cold draught beer and a rotating tap for local London craft breweries. And with a large indoor space for when the British weather doesn’t play along, Vinegar Yard will be the perfect place to relax and enjoy all-day eating and drinking throughout the summer months.
Where : Vinegar Yard, St Thomas Street, London Bridge, SE1 3QU.