The Yucatán region of Mexico is deep in the south of the country, meaning that it’s got a tropical climate – and some of Mexico’s most interesting cuisine. Their pork al pastor is roasted with pineapple; their fried tortillas are stuffed with refried beans; and their sorbets come in flavours like watermelon & habanero. And you can eat it all at the Rose & Crown until the end fo May.
Details: 1st March until end f May | The Rose & Crown, 71-73 Torriano Avenue, NW5 2SG
The Amateur Table
Okay, you’ll have to bear with us here.
We’re going to recommend that you have dinner cooked for you by a non-professional chef. It’s a project called the Amateur Kitchen, and it’s geared towards giving talented aspirant kitchen commanders a platform to showcase their abilities. They’ve got a new supperclub series launching this month, and continuing on the first Sunday of every month. And it looks seriously good.
Details: 3rd March | London Cooking Project, Ethelburga Street, SW11 4AG, UK | £45 (for 5 courses)
The Roving Café
Despite the name, The Roving Café doesn’t rove particularly far, preferring to stick to the Nomadic Gardens just off Brick Lane. Which, for the record, aren’t nomadic. But semantics aside, they do make very nice food, and they’re serving some of it at their next supperclub (including slow-cooked lamb shanks, and apple crumble) next to a wood fire.
Details: 3rd March | The Roving Café, Nomadic Community Gardens, E1 5ES | £25
The Literary Hour: Around the World in 80 Days
The Literary Hour are back, with a supperclub all about the adventures of the great Phileas Fogg.
It’s not to me mist.
As with their previous events (such as the recent, jubilant, sell-out Wind in the Willows-themed dinner) your evening revolves around a novel – Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days… READ MORE
Details: Until 4th March | A Secret Location | £45-£69
Bar Termini X Fat Tony’s
Bar Termini is a cozy little Italian nook selling delicious Italian beverages, so it stands to reason that they’d be happy to host a pop up restaurant serving delicious Italian food: fresh, hand made pasta. Dishes include pappardelle with longhorn shin ragu, or ricotta & parmesan torteloni with sage butter.
Details: 5th March – End of April | Bar Termini Centrale, 31 Duke Street, W1U 1LG
Who’s Cooking Dinner?
If you’re going to raise money for charity, you could do worse than persuading 20 chefs with 15 Michelin Stars between them to put on a one-night-only feast in one of London’s most prestigious hotels. A lot worse. That charity is Leuka (which finds treatment for leukaemia), those chefs include Tom Kerridge, Hélène Darroze, and Nathan Outlaw, and that hotel is the Rosewood on High Holborn.
Details: 5th March | The Rosewood, 252 High Holborn, WC1V 7EN | £7,000 for a table of ten
Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen
There’s an easy pun to be made here.
But we’re not Ghana lower ourselves.
Instead, allow us to tell you about the next chef to grace the residency platform at The Institute of Light. Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen has been bringing contemporary West African comfort food to the masses since 2010, stunning with dishes like pork ribs in sticky plantain sauce, Jollof Fried Chicken, and Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Spiced Peanut Sauce.
Details: From 7th March | Institute of Light, Arch 376, 10 Helmsley Place, E8 3SB
Allow us to introduce you to Sicilian brunch. It involves considerably more pastries than you’re probably used to. Pastries like pistachio cornetti; Sicilian hazelnut, lemon & fig cartocci (they’re like cannolis); and housemate Sicillian cakes. Only then do you dive into the eggs cracked & poached in a slow-cooked tomato sauce with wild fennel sausage, fried aubergine, and more.
Details: Sundays from 11th March | seventeen 0 seven, 23 Warren Street, W1T 5LX
The Ultimate Michelin Star Nordic Feast
For one night this month, two of the most well-respected chefs in Scandinavia will be joining forces here in London (not, as you might assume, Scandinavia). They are Aquavit’s Executive Chef Henrik Ritzén and Oaxen Krog formidable Magnus Ek, and between them, they’ll be serving up the likes of scallops with truffle seaweed; veal tartare with cauliflower and dill; and beech wood smoked mackerel with crab apple & lovage.
Details: 13th March | Aquavit, 1 Carlton Street, No. 1 St James’s Market, SW1Y 4QQ | £95
Steak Tasting at Rotunda
This is a bit like a tasting menu, except every course – five in all – is a different cut of steak. And instead of meeting the chef, you meet the butcher.
Details: 27th March | Rotunda Bar & Restaurant, Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG | £50
It’s probably wise to book in to Plates immediately…
At least, before they smash it.
Coming to you from chef Kirk Haworth and his 15 years of kitchen experience at spots like The French Laundry and Restaurant Sat Bains, it’s a nutrition-focussed, plant-based, pop-up eatery where you’ll be able to score a five course set menu, with dishes like beetroot tartare with fermented berries and fennel pollen; shiitake broth with baked celeriac; and coconut yoghurt with sour apples and cocoa.
Details: Weekends throughout March | Secret location | £35