London Food & Drink News: 26 January 2012

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London Food & Drink News: 26 January 2012

Locally owned Japanese restaurant chain, Tsuru, has launched a loyality card scheme. Cards can be picked up at any of the three branches (Canvey Street, Bishopsgate and Mansion House) to start collecting points and to take advantage of “buy nine get one free” offers on all large sushi boxes, free range kara-age, potato korokke and more.

Plateau restaurant in Canary Wharf has teamed up with its neighbors, Artisan Fine Art gallery, to host the launch of an exclusive portfolio of signed, limited edition graphics by Bob Dylan. Taken from his Drawn Blank series, each print is hand signed by the artist himself and presented in an individual presentation wallet or deluxe boxed set. The event takes place tonight, Thursday 26 January, from 5pm – 8pm. Places can be booked by calling 020 7715 7100.

The Dock Kitchen at Portobello Docks in Ladbroke Grove and Sipsmith distillery will host an evening of cocktail tasting to look for help coming up with the cocktail list for The Dock's new Kitchenette bar. There will be six cocktails to taste, three vodka-based and three gin-based, some long and some short. Attendees will be expected to comment on the drinks, and the most popular cocktails will be put on the bar's list. The tasting will be Tuesday 31 January with two sessions: one at 7pm and another at 9.30pm. Tickets cost £10 each and will be strictly limited to 35 per session. Call The Dock Kitchen on 020 8962 1610 to book your place.

Kedem Europe, the biggest importer and distributor of kosher wine in the UK, will host its annual Kosher Wine Festival on Monday 6 February from 6pm at the Park Lane Hotel. The event will showcase new and established premium kosher wines from around the world paired with gourmet canapés. Guests will have the chance to sample wines and liquors from a range of countries and brands and to purchase wines at wholesale prices. Tickets cost £30 or £50 for two and can be book by emailing or visiting

Hawksmoor Spitalfields will get a brand new 60 cover bar, to open in late February with interiors by regular Hawksmoor collaborators, interior architects Macaulay Sinclair. The new bar will have a regularly changing list of five exclusive drinks in addition to the full cocktail list. The food menu will include short-rib French dip, fried oyster roll, chilli cheese and other Hawksmoor hot dogs along with onion rings, chicken wings and other heart stopping morsels.

Last Updated 26 January 2012