On Monday 28 January, Fortnum & Mason launches a pop-up British Bakery. It runs until April, and on the launch day chef Mark Hix, who'll be contributing his own lovingly made comestibles to the pop-up (he's conveniently just released a book about baking) will give a class at 1pm.
Convivial food and drink events-maker Tweat Up (tag line: "So far no deaths or arrests") hosts a stock-clearing event this Saturday evening, at the Old Street end of City Road.
Students may not have the best reputation for culinary capability but fear not: The Stu is running a food and drink festival this weekend with chefs on hand to show flummoxed freshers what to do. Like many a dormitory larder, details are skimpy, but we do know that it's at UCL on Saturday 26 January.
At 8am on Monday, 28 January, Michel Roux Jr will be hosting a cookery demonstration and Q&A session at the monolithic Whole Foods store in Kensington. £25 gets you breakfast and the rare chance of firing a few probing questions at the Masterchef presenter.
Finally, speaking of markets: will Brixton Village survive gentrification? The Standard investigates.
Restaurant review round-up:
- Giles Coren was very excited on Twitter after his trip to Quality Chop House on Farringdon Road.
- In the Standard magazine, Grace Dent turned in a few paragraphs extolling the virtues of Disco Bistro.
- Jay Rayner found everything a bit sickly-sweet at newcomer Naamyaa, but predicted it would conquer the high street regardless. Conversely, in the Independent Amol Rajan was won over by its authenticity.
- Zoe Williams enjoyed the back to basics approach at Shed in Kensington.
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