Take The Moveable Kitchen as a prime example. Putting a halt to their Littlest Hobo meanderings and laying down semi–roots at the Tom Dixon space in Portobello instead, they’re offering stunning menus themed on everything from the 17th Century Castelvetro to Keralan Coconuts and Curry Leaves. Though in traditional TMK style, be sure to book ahead (and BYOB).
Then there’s Bistrotheque (perhaps the epitome of the out–of–the–way cross–dressing culinary cross–over), who are coming out of their Bethnal Green closet with the Patron Reindeer – a tequila–induced, three–day takeover of a converted photo studio near King’s Cross. If it’s anything close to the original ’06 Reindeer or last year’s Flash , I know a number of restaurantaholics who’ll be happy Christmas bunnies.
But it’s not just the foodies who are standing proud. Fear not my fellow fervent alcophiles! The spirited (geddit) gals behind the inimitable Tasting Sessions are also crying "Screw this! We shall hide no longer!" and are unleashing a tasting experience (and we stress the experience) like no other entitled Towards a Fluid State. Imagine a futuristic farmers’ market getting hit by a science lab and a truck full of the sexiest booze and food on Earth.
So conceal your appetites no longer, my dear secret consumers: the time for an uprising is upon us! Though maybe leave the leather pig outfit at home. Just a thought.
Tasting Sessions - Towards a Fluid State
Saturday Dec 5 at an undisclosed converted warehouse in Dalston
Sessions last two to two–and–a–half hours, bookable in advance
Tickets are £16.50–£41.50 depending on how much you want to eat/drink
Patron Silver Reindeer
Dec 11–13 at 29–31 Brewery Road, N7 9QH
Reservations open on Dec 1, priced £67.50 per head
Call 020 8983 7900 to book
The Moveable Kitchen
The Dock Kitchen, Portobello Docks, 344–342 Ladbroke Grove
Menu varies and advance booking is very much required