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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.
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..
SKYPOOL OPENS IN LONDON’S HIGHEST BAR
London, 18 August 2014 – A stunning infinity Skypool is now open 52 floors above ground level in the sleek Gŏng bar at the Shangri La Hotel, at The Shard – making it the highest pool in Western Europe.
Far above the noise and heat of the City, the Skypool offers a tranquil escape for hotel guests by day, before the separation screens are drawn back as the sun sets and it becomes a unique addition to London’s highest bar, Gŏng.
Facing west across the City, the 11x4m heated pool features stunning views of St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and Westminster, providing the perfect spot to enjoy the iconic vistas.
THE GREAT GROUSE RACE!
From estate to plate in under 12 hours, be one of the first to taste the new season’s grouse at The Jugged Hare this Glorious Twelfth.
On Tuesday 12th August, long-time game aficionados ETM Group will, alongside Ben Weatherall of Yorkshire Game, be heading out onto the stunning Yorkshire heather moors at first light to bag the first braces of the season.
With their heads firmly in the game, they will then race down from North Yorkshire to The Jugged Hare, in the City of London to bring lucky customers a dish that often doesn’t appear on the menu until 13th or 14th August.
GLORIOUS GROUSE FOR GAME SEASON AT TING
London, 4 August 2014 – To celebrate the start of game season on The Glorious Twelfth, Tīng at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard London, will be offering roasted grouse sourced from the world-class shooting grounds of Bolton Estate in Yorkshire and prepared with the restaurant’s signature Asian twist.
Served alongside spiced lentils, baby bok choi and pineapple, Chef De Cuisine Simon Attridge has carefully crafted an Asian-Inspired Grouse dish, accompanied with lime leaf infused white wine sauce, fresh coriander cress, daikon and radish. Beautifully tender, guests will be able to savour the rich and earthy flavours while sipping wine or champagne, expertly matched by Shangri-La’s Head Sommelier, Anne Lomas.
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TREND-SETTING CINNAMON SOHO LAUNCHES SUMMER TOASTIE MENU
Banish burgers and move on from not-so-hotdogs, London’s latest food trend is the gourmet toastie – and Cinnamon Soho is leading the way with a whole menu of crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside toasted delights to try out!
From the people who brought you the world’s hottest curry, put your taste buds to the test with the exclusive Bombay Burner toastie (£7.75). Dubbed as the world’s hottest toastie and featuring a Scotch Bonnet level of spice this one isn’t for the faint-hearted!
Line-up announced for CHEFstock 2014 With Alyn Williams at The Westbury
Four star chefs, three unique dinners, one stylish setting – Alyn Williams presents CHEFstock 2014.
For three Tuesdays in September, Alyn Williams will be joined in the kitchen of his eponymous Michelin-starred restaurant at The Westbury by an internationally renowned chef (or chef duo), to create an extraordinary one-night-only dining experience.
From the UK’s home-grown talent, Padstow’s Paul Ainsworth and brothers Peter and Jonray Sanchez-Iglesias from Bristol, to Margot Janse from Franschhoek, South Africa, the never-before-seen collective promises rare London appearances from chefs collectively boasting three Michelin stars, and countless national and international accolades.
FOOD WITH A VIEW AT SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, AT THE SHARD, LONDON
London, May 2014 – The doors to London’s most anticipated hotel opened on Tuesday 6 May with the unveiling of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ first property in the United Kingdom – Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London. With the city’s highest bar on level 52, modern European with an Asian twist 35 storeys above ground and a patisserie and deli at street level, London’s first elevated luxury hotel offers a food and drink destination like none other. Vibrant wining and dining experiences are combined with Shangri-La’s legendary hospitality and served to a backdrop of unparalleled views of the capital and beyond.
LONDON’S BEST BUN FIGHT… THE SLIDER DECIDER 2014
Patties are being prepped and brioche baked – battle is about to commence for London’s tastiest tournament, The Slider Decider – and you can be front and centre for all the meaty action.
On Thursday 5th June, some of the UK’s most talented and creative chefs will gather at The Gun, Docklands to showcase their slider skills and discover who deserves the ultimate title of Slider Decider Champion 2014.
WORLD CUP FEVER AT GRAND UNION
As the world’s largest sporting event hits London screens this summer, football fans can be sure not to miss a single kick at Grand Union. With a line up that includes limited-edition national burgers and cocktails, indoor and outdoor screens, fantastic private hire options and special promotions, Grand Union provides the ultimate World Cup viewing experience.