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BEER PONG ACTION AT PORKY’S BBQ
Calling all sorority sisters and fraternity brothers, porky’s bbq is bringing even more awesomeness to its ribs, rubs and rock ‘n’ roll offering, with the launch of weekly beer pong nights kicking off at Bankside on Thursday 25th September.
Now there’s even more reason to visit porky’s bbq for the ultimate fix of Americana. Grab a friend, preferably one with a good aim, and head to Bankside weekly to play for the chance to compete in porky’s beer pong championships.
It costs £10 per team to play, which includes two pints of Frontier Lager, ten cups and a supply of balls. The cups are set up in a triangle formation at both ends of the beer pong table, and then each team takes turns attempting to throw the ping pong balls into the opponents’ cups;
SPICE AT HOME BY VIVEK SINGH
Published by Absolute Press
9th October 2014
£25.00 Hardback · £23.99 eBook
Vivek Singh’s recipes for Spice at Home are a brilliant marriage between Indian spicing and Western culinary styles. Vivek’s mantra is ‘evolve’ and this collection includes both modern dishes from his home in India and his home in Britain, with many that twist the traditions – reflecting two cultures connected by spice. Full of tempting choices for breakfast such as Indian pancakes and duck egg curry, lunch ideas including chilli chicken toastie and spicy fish fingers, and supper selections from crab and curry leaf risotto to lamb shank rogan josh. Beautiful photography by Lara Holmes completes this showcase.
ARE YOU GAME FOR A MICHELIN-STARRED BANQUET IN CAMBRIDGE THIS AUTUMN?
Famed for his exquisitely executed menus based around seasonal British ingredients, Mark Poynton, Chef-Patron of Michelin-starred Alimentum in Cambridge, has crafted a sensational six-course game menu for the autumn.
Available from the 1st September until the end of November, Mark’s team will be embracing the quintessentially British shooting season and serving up a storm for just £55 per person with an optional wine pairing for £25.
Treat your taste-buds to marvelous meaty creations including pressed grouse with liver semi-fredo, charred sweetcorn and red grapes; and roast saddle of hare, leg ragù, red cabbage, cardamom and white chocolate sauce.
STRIKE A POSE FOR LONDON FASHION WEEK AT GRAND UNION WANDSWORTH
Wednesday 10th September
Before London Fashion Week officially hits town this September, Grand Union, the popular London cocktail bar group will be sparking the catwalk catalyst a day or two early, as they invite their young, trend-conscious and cocktail-loving crowd to a unique LFW party at their Wandsworth site.
Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Kate or Cara? Young fashionistas will be dressing to impress as Grand Union invites a model scout and street style photographers from a leading fashion magazine and blogs to snap the best dressed and potentially sign new model talent.
LONDON FASHION EAT
Think fashionistas don’t eat? Think again. Caterer to the chic “rhubarb” has worked with some of the most prolific fashion houses in the world, from Christian Louboutin to Ralph Lauren, and has the skinny – for want of a better word – on how to cater your very own fashion party just like the designers themselves.
After all, even Donatella needs to eat.
During London Fashion Week, which runs this year from 12th to 16th September, “rhubarb” has become the caterer of choice for fashion shows, after-parties and everything in between: its high-end execution, inspired creativity and bespoke approach to every event means that every fashion organiser has “rhubarb” on speed-dial.
LÁNG LAUNCHES CONTEMPORARY MOONCAKES
London, 22 August 2014 – To celebrate the historic Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival on 8 September 2014, Láng, the luxury patisserie and artisan deli on the ground floor of Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, is taking a contemporary approach to the traditional mooncake – a renowned Chinese delicacy, traditionally gifted, served and eaten to the backdrop of a full moon to celebrate the Autumn harvest.
Available for purchase from today until 8 September 2014, these handmade, round cakes are presented in a set of six and priced at £38 per gift box. Featuring a contemporary twist to the conventional styles..