All posts tagged: pop up bar

The Costardi Brothers at The House of Peroni

Last summer I was lucky enough to work on a fantastic project, which saw a huge range of Michelin starred chefs take up a residency at one of London’s iconic buildings in central London. The Costardi Brothers were a part of this residencey and I will never forget tasting their signature tomato risotto. So I was super happy to hear that they are back in London, this time at the House of Peroni, an ambitious project by the premium Italian style brand to celebrate and showcase the new wave of Italian talent from food, drink, design, art and fashion. I was invited to try a few bits from the menu last week and I have to say I was very impressed. The menu is called ‘Assaggi’, which is Italian for ‘taste’, and features an unexpected and contemporary take on traditional Italian dishes, with local ingredients imported from Italy’s Vercelli region. And the food menu is complimented by an amazing cocktail menu , which has been developed by Gerry Calabrese, one of the modern greats of …

Propstore at The National Theatre

Last Thursday I visited the Southbank, one of my favourite areas of London, to experience the launch of The National Theatre’s pop-up riverfront cafe-bar, Propstore. Now in its second year, Propstore features a collection of props and scenery from recent National Theatre productions. We REALLY enjoyed the range of street food on offer, including pulled pork buns, sweet potato and chickpea falafel and literally the best fish finger sandwich I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. We sipped on Sipsmith Summer Cup cocktails, sat on House of Commons benches from This House, followed Luke Treadaway’s original train sets from The Captain of Kopenick around the track and recognised Cillian Murphy’s tape deck from the Misterman production that we saw last year, all whilst watching the world go by on the Southbank and the rippling waves on the Thames. Whether you’re passing by and fancy a quick drink, need a delicious bite to eat or fancy listening to a live band or DJ (Friday and Saturday until 2am), Propstore is a must visit destination this …