Fresh back from a trip to the Scottish Highlands learning all about wild venison, I feel the seasons have definitely changed. It’s all about winter warmers, game, and getting snuggled up inside with yummy stuff while the weather does its thing out there. Some of you might already be thinking about the dreaded ‘C’ word so I’ve got a few things in here for you, namely possible food-related gifts, but for the rest of us still keen to cling on to those last remnants of autumn, I’ve found a few November things to do that are completely unrelated to Christmas but plenty fun enough to keep a smile on your face. Here is November’s food news for you…
As part of Old Fashioned Week, which runs until November 11st, Wild Turkey is paying homage to the popular cocktail with a load of events and activities including 101 Wild Turkey Guided Tours. You’ll follow the animated tour guide around three secret central London bars making the best Wild Turkey 101 Old Fashioneds the Capital has to offer, as well as meeting the bartenders, learning the history Wild Turkey‘s Master Distillers and get tips and tricks to make the perfect Old Fashioned at home.
Tours are available on November 7th and 11th priced £25 per person and includes three Wild Turkey 101 Old Fashioneds. For more information visit and tickets click here.
From November 11, Coq d’Argent is launching ‘Le Brunch’, available exclusively on Saturdays with unlimited Moet et Chandon and music from a DJ and live saxophonist.
The menu’s packed with tempting dishes from hors d’oeuvres like poached eggs with smashed avocado and crushed hazelnuts on toast to entrees of homemade waffle with crispy streaky bacon, fried eggs and maple syrup or Moules Frites as well as yummy puddings.
You also get the choice to build your own bespoke benedict with a selection of toppings and a choice of Hollandaise sauce.
Le Brunch will be available every Saturday from 11.30am to 3.00pm. Two courses are £26.50 and three are £29.50. Unlimited Moet et Chandon can be added for £40 per person.
Coq d’Argent, No.1 Poultry, London, EC2R 8EJ. Nearest station – Bank
Francesco Mazzei’s latest restaurant Fiume launches at Battersea Power Station this November month. Translated as ‘river’, and with views right over the Thames and a piazza-style terrace ready for the summer, it will apparently pay homage to Francesco’s homeland in the ‘boot’ of Italy, the Mezzogiorno.
Fiume, Unit 24, Circus West, Battersea Power Station, Battersea, London SW11 8EZ. Nearest station – Battersea Park
If you’re super organised and have already started your Christmas shopping, you might want to try Il Gusto. It’s packed with personalised presents that might be just the thing for that food-obsessed friend or family member. From festive Christmas liqueurs and spirits to gourmet oils and vinegars, each gift can be decanted into its own glass bottle from stars to gingerbread men and Christmas trees. The products can be sampled in store before you buy, or you can just go for it online. You can even get the bottle inscribed with a personal message.
Il Gusto’s products are available online and in Il Gusto stores and kiosks nationwide.
For the cheese lovers among us, here’s some exciting food news: Snowdonia Cheese Company have just introduced sexy new labels across their range of 10 premium cheese.
They look super snazzy and have reminded me quite how yummy this cheese is. Definitely try their first cheese, the ‘Black Bomber’ which has done pretty well when it comes to scooping awards. The truckles also make great gifts in their eye-catching bright wax coats.
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