Eat & Drink
The Rushmore Bulletin
You’ll know them best for their secretive Soho lair Milk & Honey, Notting Hill diner Tiny Robot (where UJ threw a little launch soiree), Shoreditch speakeasy SuperPizza (and its subterranean members’ bar Danger of Death) or perhaps surf and turf joint Redhook, amongst others. The Rushmore Group’s hotel, bars, clubs, and restaurants span the globe from London to New York and Melbourne to Chamonix, guaranteeing a great time with a chic crowd. Now they want to share their news and special offers with UJ subscribers with some free stuff worth the read along the way. Here’s what’s happening this month.
Embrace Your Childhood. Edibly.
The Penny Black and F.A.T Supperclub spearhead a childhood gastro-renaissance.
We can’t get a reservation for toffee at the moment. So we’re giving you the following information on new arrivals now, in the hope that you can get in before the hoards arrive and you’re left at home with a cardboard carton and snap-apart chopstick splinters.
Heston’s forthcoming Dinner might be the talk of the foodie-town. But it seems he’s also riding the timely crest of restaurateurs incapable of mustering a decent name for an erstwhile exciting project. I mean, can we spell d-o-n-e much?
Gastro Greats 2010
It’s been a culinary corker of a year, this one. Cutting edge newcomers like Viajante have vied with sprauncy launches like Koffmann’s, and neighbourhoods have gotten cosier with the addition of spots like Caravan in Exmouth Market and Brasa and The Henry Root Fulham-Chelsea way (and who’d have thought we’d be lauding that area as one to watch for destination dining). The fact that sushi supremos Yashin have just opened in Kensington is a also a surprise, but that St John’s new Chinatown premises is destined to be a hip hangout in 2011 is perhaps not such a shocker. We’re loving them all.
Hot 5 Tables: Five Modern Sushi Bars
Everyone has their preferred traditional sushi spot, whether Sushi Say in Willesden, Asakusa on Mornington Crescent or, my own personal favourite, the Mayfair institution that is Sakura. But a wasabi-tinged wave of more contemporary sushi joints, inspired by leader of the pack Nobu, has started to swell recently and shows no sign of subsiding. Offering a zingier, jazzed up version of the raw fish we all know and love, they’re just that bit more of a treat than your regular conveyor-belt cafes – and if you’re going to cut through all those mince pies and turkey, you may as well do it in style. Chopsticks poised, we selected five of the swankiest establishments out there.