London Food & Drink News: 12 January 2012

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London Food & Drink News: 12 January 2012

Tom and Ed Martin, the dudes behind ETM Pubs (The Cadogan Arms, The Well, The Gun and more) have “injected new life” into The Angel & Crown, a pub that's been at 58 St Martin's Lane since 1727. The opening marks ETM's West End debut. There's a decent selection of cask ales such as Sambrook’s Junction, Adnams Bitter and Spindri as well as rotating guest seasonal brews and craft bottled beers like Dark Star Espresso Stout from Sussex. The menu (pheasant sandwich with parsnip crisps, Clonakilty black pudding Scotch eggs, Herdwick mutton hot pot; braised rabbit…) is decidedly British. Two and three course pre-theatre menus are available daily between 5pm - 6.30pm and a post theatre menu is also available between 10pm – 11pm for a late night supper.

Bistro du Vin Soho has launched an afternoon tea with a “putting the G back into the T” option offering a gin and tonic served from a China cup. Prices start at £14.50. Teas come from Miller Harris and Canton Tea Company. All teas must be booked in advance.

Charlotte's Bisto in Chiswick (our interview with Chef Wesley Smalley here) is hosting a Game Night on 23 January from 7pm. Londonist has had a go at Smalley's menu and reckons it's a winner of a feast. Among the dishes to be served, we hold Smalley's venison tartare, anchovy sabayon, pickles and crudites and bitter chocolate in very high regard. Drinks will be served upon arrival followed by a sit down seven course menu “celebrating seasonality, quality local produce and modern British cooking at its best.” Wesley will join guests in the dining room after dinner to talk about the menu. Tickets cost £58 per person. There's an additional £38 for the wine pairing.

On Wednesday 25 January from 6.30pm at Whitechapel Gallery, artist Hannah Collins will discuss “the crossover between the visual and culinary arts” with famed elBulli chef Ferran Adrià. The event will launch the publication The Fragile Feast: Routes to Ferran Adrià by Hannah Collins. Last we checked tickets were still available and priced from £7.

Clerkenwell's Argentine steakhouse, A La Cruz, is hosting a cordero entero (whole lamb) winter supper club on 1 February from 7.30pm. Slow cooked on a traditional Argentine asador for four hours, the crispy and succulent lamb's the star of the feast. But your £40 ticket also gets you a plate of three starters, a taster of beef fillet from the charcoal grill, accompanying sauces and for dessert panqueques filled with dulce de leche. Gorgeous. Septima wines will be specially selected to match the meal and available to buy by the glass or bottle on the night.

Photo/Paki Nuttah

Last Updated 12 January 2012