Monday, 1 September 2014

Náttúra by Kitchen Theory

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Náttúra by Kitchen Theory - What can the British learn from Nordic food culture?
Following the sell-out of Elements and Kaiseki pop-up restaurant series’ over the last year, Kitchen Theory is back with Náttúra; a Nordic inspired experimental dining pop-up series from 12th September to December 2014 at Maida Hill Place.
Kitchen Theory has travelled and researched the fundamental culinary philosophies and common cultural traits which define the region to develop a seasonal, sustainable and organic  deliciously picturesque 6 course menu based on the beauty of nature. The menu is developed using the New Nordic Cuisine Manifesto as its framework, and will highlight the very best of British produce at the peak of its season.
Dishes and ingredients will evolve throughout the season to give you the best of fresh British Produce
Homemade sourdough with dulse seaweed butter
Amuse bouche – pickled fish, seaweed
A taste of nature – Cox apple crème, pickled wild celery, fennel, damson, homemade ricotta
A taste of the earth – Leek soup, goat’s cheese crème, leek ash, parsley oil
A taste of the sea – Grilled mackerel, sea vegetables
A taste of the wild – Seasonal game, mushroom and chestnut oats, rowan berry, dehydrated pickled mushroom
Pre-dessert - Danish pastry with elderberry compote and yogurt parfait
Northern lights dessert - Green apple and chocolate mousse, blackberry cremeux, chocolate crunch, chestnut silver sand

The Rum Experience


Very limited spaces available to the Guiness World Record attempt and tickets available now on a first come first serve basis

Thursday 9th October 2014
London's ILEC, Earl's Court

Tickets at £10, now on sale from
Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell is inviting rum fans to become official record breakers as he bids to take the title of 'World's Largest Rum Tasting' at what is set to be the biggest rum tasting experience ever to be staged. Taking place onThursday 9th October as a precursor to the eighth annual The RumFest, rum enthusiasts will be treated to a tasting experience at London's ILEC Conference Centre, Earl's Courtwhere they will be able to sample and discover rums from six prestigious rum brands. These brands have been hand-picked by Burrell especially for the event and reflect the diversity of blends, taste and style on offer across the rum category and will be presented by some of the industry's leading names. From Appleton's Jamaican-style Rum presented by esteemed Master Blender Joy Spence, to a Rum which bring a bit of history to the evening with Pusser's Navy Rum presented by Peter Thornton and George Freegard, to Trinidadian-style Angostura presented by Master Distiller John  Georges, this will be a unique and one-off evening for rum lovers. Officially adjudicated by a Guinness World Records representative and hosted by Ian Burrell, tickets are available to buy now for only £10 and tables of 10 can be pre-booked for groups, all available with more information on all four days of events from The RumFest website

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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Caxton Grill, St James's

Caxton Grill, St James's

3 courses & a glass of prosecco
£35 per person

Caxton Grill

A finalist on 2013’s MasterChef: The Professionals and British Chef of the Year, Adam Handling showcases his exquisitely original British cuisine at Caxton Grill. Alongside your sparkling glass of prosecco, indulge in 3 courses from a ground-breaking menu, like lamb shoulder with ponzu caramel, or innovative chocolate and blackberries with truffle.

Under intense scrutiny, Handling’s cuisine consistently wowed head judge Michel Roux: now enjoy this chance to experience his cooking for yourself. In the luxurious surroundings of St Ermin’s Hotel,Caxton Grill is found 2 minutes’ walk from St James’s Park Tube Station.
4.6 (based on 85 reviews)
“What a fabulous evening! Adam Handling was our favourite in the MasterChef final and visiting his restaurant was a must! It didn't disappoint!”
Jenny Whitehall from Leeds
Sample Menu

A glass of prosecco on arrival


Slow-cooked duck egg
goats' curd, truffle, burnt salad 

Ham hock
pineapples, cheddar cheese, hazelnuts 

Fennel pollen salmon
peach, radish dandelions 

Main courses 

Lamb shoulder
ponzu caramel, roast onion 

Buttered hake
leek, spring onion, wasabi, savoy 

Salt-baked beets
caramelised feta, smoked mushrooms


Chocolate & blackberries
truffle, rosemary & blackberry ice cream
cheese selection with water crackers and damson jam 

lime, yoghurt, mousse, almond 

Terms and Conditions
Available dinner Mon-Sun until the 31st October 2014, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu and subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Museum of London - Late openings, open house weekend, family fun and more this September!

Late London: sonic city 

On Fri 5 Sep, international artist Scanner is taking over the Museum of London Docklands! Join us for our Late London evening event where we'll be exploring the hidden sounds of the modern city with installations, workshops, talks and intimate gigs. You'll also be the first to hear Scanner's new sound installation, Bridging the World.

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What's new in September
All that glitters
2000 year old bracelets, brooches and ornate hair pins - explore ancient jewellery and personal adornment in a behind-the-scenes tour of our archive.

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Sherlock Holmes events announced
Sherlock Holmes opens next month! We've announced an exciting programme of events including a special Late London and an intriguing cocktail-making hunt!

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New term starts for under 5s sessions! 
Our regular term-time sessions for little ones will begin again on Mon 8 Sep with weekly soft play, music, movement and messy learning sessions.

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London Open House: Billingsgate Roman house & baths
See how people lived in Roman London in a rare opportunity to see the remains of a Roman house and baths on Sun 20 Sep, part of London Open House.

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New video: Volunteer Regiments and London Drill Halls
During World War I London saw hundreds of new halls spring up, ready to train troops for the Front. Find out more with our curator Roy Stephenson in this new video, featuring former Drill Hall RADA Studios.

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Get stuffed!
Turn yourself into a historical doll with digital technology in this family session for children aged 7+ on Sun 28 Sep. 

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September walks 
Make the most of the final days of summer and experience our September walking tours including RegenerationEvolving City and Roman London

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Final weeks
It's your last chance to see Drawing the Games: London 2012 and Nicolas Garland and our House of Muses installation. Catch them before they go! 

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On the blog: The case of the missing Sherlock Holmes film 
Discover a mystery unsolved about one of the most portrayed characters in film and television history.

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Friends of the Museum of London
Did you know?
The exclusive autumn events programme just launched for Museum of London Friends, plus, Friends will be among the first to see Sherlock Holmes at the Friends' private view.

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