London Food & Drink News: 6 October 2011

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London Food & Drink News: 6 October 2011

Clerkenwell's Argentine steakhouse and home to the UK's only asador barbeque, A la Cruz, has launched a new Autumn menu: Cocina Urbana. Among the new dishes are flavoursome mollejas (grilled beef sweetbreads cooked with lemon juice, £6.50), a succulent range of parrilladas (mixed grills, around £17)) and rich panqueques (traditional Argentine pancakes) filled generously with gorgeous dulce de leche (£5.75). Also on offer and straight from the asador for advance bookings of eight to 15 guests is cordero entero (whole lamb). Londonist had a much appreciated sample of slow cooked Welsh lamb at A la Cruz last night and can heartedly recommend such a feast to any discerning carnivore. Masi Tupungato Malbec-Corvina impressed equally as our accompanying quaff and was representative of A la Cruz's excellent selection of Argentine wines.

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show is coming to London this Friday and Saturday. Hosted by Vinopolis, a day ticket costs £95 and a weekend pass is £175. Ticket price includes entry to the event, all samples of any exhibited whisky, two course buffet meal in the Show Brasserie, all food-matching samples and whiskies, free tasting glass and two tokens which can be redeemed for the “Dream Drams” of your choice. Visit www.whisky-show.com for details.

Stuart Dring, head chef at Bermondsey's Delfina, has created a honey menu featuring honey from an apiary 150 metres from the restaurant, exclusively cultivated for Delfina by local beekeeper Dale Gibson. The menu includes Honey, Fig and Shallot Tart, braised shoulder of Norfolk pork with honey, Bramley apple gratin and cider jus and lemon and vanilla cheesecake with honey sorbet. An 11 October launch event from 7pm onwards costs £35 and includes a welcome honey cocktail and canapés, talks from Dring, Gibson and others involved in the project along with the three course menu paired with wines. Attendees will be able to purchase raffle tickets with proceeds going to The Keeper’s Lodge project in Kennington: a community beekeeping and environmental project. Prizes include an overnight stay in a superior room for two at Bermondsey Square Hotel and more. Visit www.thedelfina.co.uk/restaurant for booking info.

Camel milk ice cream? Edible clothing? Chocolate architecture? That's just a taste of intriguing and hopefully delicious discoveries at the Experimental Food Society's upcoming Spectacular 2011. The annual event is comprised of three parts, an exhibition at the Truman Brewery on Friday 21and Saturday 22 October, featuring more than eight and a half thousand square feet of culinary art, followed by a wild themed banquet at The Folly on Sunday 23 October, and a talk at the V&A Tuesday the 25th entitled ‘The Wilderness Year’. For more information and to book, visit www.experimentalfoodsociety.com.

Photo/Chris Osburn

Last Updated 06 October 2011