The Icelandic Pantry at Borough Market
From 7-10 October, 14 Icelandic food producers will be selling their produce at Borough Market. Expect blueberry cured lamb, the world’s only geothermically produced salt, rhubarb caramels and marinated herrings. There will also be flatbread made to a ninth century recipe, various products made from the Angelica plant and ‘Arctic foie gras’ — fresh cod lover smoked with beech. Icelandic foods are relatively unknown in the UK, so this is a chance to explore a new cuisine, which has been shaped by a harsh, unforgiving climate.
The Icelandic Pantry, Borough Market, 7-10 October.
An Alpine inspired pop up
The Lodge, a pop up restaurant in Clapham serving Alpine inspired cuisine, returns on 8 October. The restaurant aims to “bring après ski to the capital” and will serve dishes such as grilled duck hearts with pickled blueberries, smoked wild mushrooms with artichoke risotto and Comte fondue. Desserts include a baked rice pudding with autumn berries and sloe gin.
The Lodge opens 8 October, above the Clapham North Pub, on 409 Clapham Road, SW9 9BT. Bookings: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7737 0722.
Nordic dining at Selfridges
An impressive line-up of eight chefs from the Nordic Academy of Culinary Leisure in Copenhagen will cook dinners from 19 October as part of The Nordic Series. It kicks off with Bjorn Frantzén, a two Michelin star chef from Sweden. Tickets for that event are sold out, but those for later dinners are still available, so see the website for tickets and details. A word of warning: these tickets are not cheap at £70, but the calibre of the chefs is high and the price includes an amuse bouche, eight courses and petit fours. If you’re interested in food from these regions, then this could be an exciting opportunity to taste it in London.
Nordic Dining Experiences, Selfridge's, 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB.