Eat & Drink
XMAS PARTY FAVOURS
You know the drill – long, boozy lunches, Christmas jumper-themed dinners and Secret Santa – ‘tis the Christmas party season. If you’re struggling to reserve tables or are fed up of being chief organiser, we say do it at home with a little help from the experts…
Interview with Michael and Charlotte Sager-Wilde
Sager & Wilde, whose eponymous new pop-up wine bar, appearing weekly at Bird & Ballard (previously The Foundry), is revolutionising London's wine scene. WineChap's went along to the launch, drank some excellent and rare vintages by candlelight and had a chat to the duo behind the event, Michael and Charlotte Sager-Wilde. WineChap's way to do it? Go to the nearby Shoreditch Princess for a few before settling in for a fine wine session.
ELECTION NIGHT FEVER
Obamarama vs Romneymania is finally upon us. If you’ve been wearing the t-shirts, following the polls and watching the campaign trail, you’re going to want to go all out for tonight’s big results, or at least use it as an excuse to stay up late and drink.
We’ve gone full circle with Latin America in London: from Mexico to Brazil to Argentina to, most recently, Peru. And now we’re back where we began: ME-JI-CO! Mexico’s been hot for ages (Wahaca queues in Covent Garden, our Day of the Dead parties) but La Bodega really got the sacred burrito back onto London’s map. Now, there’s a (Mexican) wave (sorry) of new joints opening quicker than you can say dame-una-tequila.
ALL NIGHT LONG
“The city that never sleeps” is a maxim that no longer applies solely to New York. Something odd has been happening in le capital. The post-10pm restaurant slots are always fully booked, coffee shops are offering up cocktails and the midnight feast concept has taken off (finally!). London, it seems, has been getting involved in after dark love.
KOREA GOES POP
We’ve gone a little Korea crazy at UJ HQ. Inspired by the unstoppable PSY and his K-Pop hit Gangnam Style...