Neil Frame 07/01/70
Hen Party By Check On
The Sunday Roast.
A much-loved, quintessentially British tradition dating back to the industrial revolution, it’s like an old grandma that’s just always been there: an unflinchingly constant presence, sitting quietly in the corner, watching as the world evolves around her… and giving away handfuls of Werther’s Originals to anyone who walks past.
But – like every grandma out there – the Sunday Roast secretly wants to dance.
Which is why we’ve been searching for someone to take it by the hand, and do something surprising with it. You know, mix it up a little; spin it around a bit; ruffle its feathers and hell – maybe even inject a little “Heston Blumenthal” into it…
Well, good news: we’ve found that “someone”. They’re called Check On, and they’re the culinary equivalent of Batman and Robin: a Northern duo who, together – hot off the heels of their sold out pop up at Patty & Bun – are bringing a mind-bending, chicken-themed Sunday Roast to Soho for two Sunday afternoons (on 24th March, and 7th April *update* these dates have now sold out, so 2 more dates have been added).
The menu, created by ex-Hix chef Terry (Batman) Edwards – and costing £30 for 4 courses – begins with three chicken dippers: one confit with smokey BBQ sauce, one deep fried, one stuffed with livers with crispy chicken salt; all of them stripped back, up-ended, and served like lollipops. Next up, tea (a brown chicken consommé served in one big tea pot for the table) and dumplings (served in large tea cups), followed swiftly by the main event: a whole, and fully-intact, roasted chicken which – you’ll note as you begin to carve – has already been completely de-boned.
And then on to dessert, with an alternative take on “Eggs & Soldiers” in which hollowed out hens’ eggs will be carefully filled with vanilla creme brûlée, and served alongside shortbread soldiers.
Tickets available HERE
We also have a complimentary table for 4 at Check On’s “Hen Party” event (on Sunday 7th April 2013) to give away to one Nudge reader and 3 of their friends.
COMPETITION NOW CLOSED
(Note – If you buy tickets and then win ours, you’ll be reimbursed in full (limited to 4 tickets)).
Prize Draw Terms –
Prize is for a set of 4 tickets to attend Check On’s Hen Party Lunch on 7th April 2013 at the Endurance in Soho. Prize may not be exchanged for anything else, but may be assigned to a friend of your choosing. You must be aged 18 or over to enter. Winner and guests must all be 18 or over. If you buy your own tickets to the event and subsequently win ours, you’ll be reimbursed in full for the tickets you’ve bought (limited to 4 tickets). Entries close at 12pm on Friday 22nd March 2013: the winner will be selected by a random prize draw and announced on our Facebook Page that day.
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The Endurance, 90 Berwick Street, Soho, Central London, W1F 0QB
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