They often lead to a lot of trash-talk.
Or they did until Our/London – vodka distillery by day and creative event space by night, tucked away in the arches of Hackney Downs – got their hands on one, parked it up in their front garden, fitted it with an oven, and filled it with a group of arguably London’s best chefs.
And you’re invited to the launch party.
More on that in a bit. First, let’s look at the Our/Summer event series they’ve got lined up, which will see Robin Gill of The Dairy, Jamie Guy of Hix Oyster and Chop House, Nicholas Balfe of Salon, Jack Cashmore of Anglo, and more, showcasing all the first-class slicing & dicing skills they do day-to-day in their regular restaurants, just without having to book weeks in advance – In fact, you can just saunter into the space between 12 and 6 every Saturday afternoon and chow down on a whole range of dishes starting from just £4. There’ll also be a rotating list of London-based record labels and DJs providing the music whilst the distillery themselves will be serving £5 vodka cocktails right up until close. Now back to,
Taking place on the 27th of May, not only will you be among the first people to check out the new set-up, you’ll also get a complimentary welcome cocktail and any two dishes of your choice for £15pp. Leandro Carreira (ex Murgaritz, Viajante and Climpson’s Arch) will be there serving up Portuguese Petiscos (small plates) from his first standalone restaurant launching in September, whilst Freddie Janssen (Lyles, YBF winner and Pickled author) and Seb Myers (The Laughing Heart) will be cooking up British twists on classic take-out food from their not yet announced restaurant, SnackBar. You heard it here first.
There’ll be DJs, ping-pong, and – for your night and your night only – a master-chef style larder and table packed full of ingredients – rosemary, thyme, grapefruits, coffee, tonics etc. – manned by a pretty fellow of a mixologist there to help you shake up (and then drink) your very own signature cocktails right up until close.
Probably leading to a little trashed talk after all.
OTHER NOTE: You can check out Our/Summer’s lineup of events at their page right HERE.
Our/London Vodka Ltd | Spurstowe Road, London, E8 1LS.