Ping Pong dim sum restaurants (they’ve got 11 locations in London at the moment and a few more in Sao Paolo, New York and Dubai) are trying to get the word out about the kitchen craft behind their handmade parcels of traditional Chinese yum by hosting complimentary dim sum classes. Two sessions (5.30 and 6.30pm) are offered every Wednesday night until the end of April at different restaurants across town. Each session lasts 45 minutes and has a maximum of ten participants. To find out about upcoming sessions attend book in advance visit the What’s On page of the Ping Pong website.
The Carluccio’s calendar is filled with lots of buona Pasqua a Londra happenings for the whole family with a range of Easter events such as a series of children’s biscuit decorating classes, throughout April. These “fun and interactive classes encourage kids to get creative and messy, whilst parents relax over a coffee” and offer young ones a chance to in the decorate Easter egg and bunny shaped biscuits with rainbow sprinkles and colourful icing.
Starting on Thursday 26 April at 7pm Mexican restaurant group, Benito’s Hat, will begin monthly masterclasses at their Great Castle Street location. Pueblan-born executive chef, Felipe Fuentes Cruz, will guide guests through the “art of creating simple Mexican dishes packed full of fresh ingredients” including Benito’s Hat signature burritos. The classes cost £15, last approximately two hours and include dinner and drinks. Visit the restaurant’s site for more info and for contact details.
Docklands pub, The Gun, is offering a free Monday to Friday lunchtime shuttle service to and from Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs. The complimentary ride is valid for parties of two to eight people when book at least 24 hours in advance, and all guests must have a minimum of two courses each from the a la carte menu in the dining room. For more details and to book your ride, contact Vanessa or Anna at The Gun on 020 7515 5222.
Bea’s of Bloomsbury is doing classic movie nights “over at our Druid Street Arch this spring” promising evenings that are, according to Bea, “kind of like the old school neighborhood block parties with tables of picnic style food, and kids on picnic blankets and lawn chairs to watch movies!” Films will include cupcake-able favourites like The Goonies and The Princess Bride. The first movie night will be 17 April and cost £5 to attend. The boutique bakery with four London locations has also launched a new online store.