OPEN KITCHEN 24th JULY
After the resounding fun of last autumn’s Open Kitchen event with Team London Bridge and Bermondsey Street’s good and great, we’re teaming up again for another shot this summer.
Join us and the likes of Jose Pizarro, Aqua Shard, Antico and Hutong in the White Cube’s courtyard to sample a signature dish from each restaurant alongside some of the finest drinks produced in our neighbourhood.
As a new introduction to the Village drinks repertoire, Jiri has rigged up one of our usual beer fonts with a keg of cocktail. Changing weekly with whatever’s in season, or whatever takes our fancy. We’ve been experimenting with a couple of gin-based variations to start – cucumber and thyme, strawberry and basil. Totally herbaceous.
Parties & private dining
The Little Room
Just because you can’t make it out to that lovely country house, doesn’t mean country house can’t come to you. Private dining for up to 14, sharing menus for every occasion and all those mod-con meeting facilities neatly hidden away.
QUICK & CATCHY
A menu of classic dishes for speedy lunch breaks at £15 for two courses or £19 for three.
Whipped feta, grilled cucumber
Rabbit, chorizo, pistachio rillettes
Brandade, salt cod, tomato
Mackerel , spiced chickpea, mint & feta salad
Middle white pork loin steak, black pudding, crispy bacon, tomato relish
Superfood salad with ricotta
Earl Grey panna cotta, shortbread, prune compote
Cherry parfait, cherry compote
Banana cake, rum & raisin ice cream
ART DECO ARCHITECTURE
When the extremes of ornate Victorian architecture and the stark modernity new city life collide, here we have Art Deco. This blog collects all the building examples it can find, as engineer’s drawings, photos, books and vintage postcards and shows how the functionality of new found urbanity unites everything from post offices to apartment blocks.
One of the most complete collections of the finest, and often beautifully faded, Art Deco from around the world.
Though there are a couple of amusement parks featured, ‘playground’ is interpreted loosely in this curation of the ghostly and lonely from around the world. What’s a nice touch from many such collections are the detailed back stories which turn these relics into historical archives, with house prices, legends of ghosts and untimely deaths.
LOUIS KAHN, THE POWER OF ARCHITECTURE
Monumental beyond modernist. Louis Kahn’s distinctive style of heavy buildings didn’t hide their weight, materials or assembly in his back-to-basics approach to designing dramatic buildings. Inspired by the ancient buildings of Italy, Greece and Egypt, he created monolithic beauty and powerful universal symbolism. He also got around a bit – fellowships and awards coming out of his ears and three kids by three different women.
This Design Museum exhibition is an expansive collections of his works with models, drawings, photographs, films and interviews in one of the most complete retrospective of Kahn’s career.
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MADE IN MEXICO
Like a ray of Mariachi-esque sunshine at the heart of the Bermondsey Street, the Fashion & Textile Museum has Mexico at the heart of its design, so it’s only fitting that this summer’s exhibition celebrates the classic shawl made famous by Frida Kahlo, the rebozo.
The exhibition explores how textiles have shaped the image of Mexican culture worldwide and includes major loans from collections around the world. As well as the rebozo’s historical significance, expect to see works by contemporary artists and designers and their response to the shawl today.
Grown up summer treats – ticks all the boxes.
25ml Stolichnaya vodka
25ml lemon juice
15 ml pistachio syrup
10ml egg white
2 dashes orange bitters
crushed pistachios to garnish
First shake it all together with no ice to make it frothy, then add ice cubes and shake some more. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass and sprinkle over the pistachios.
Mon – Fri
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm
Dinner: 6pm – 10.30pm
Brunch: 9am – 4pm
Dinner: 6pm – 10.30pm
Brunch: 9am – 5pm
Dinner: 6pm – 10pm
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I LOVE CHARTS
Everything is measurable. Quantifiable. See how you can chart up your life in million different ways from infographic to a name and shame list of ‘yes’ votes on Kansas’ bill to allow refusal of service to same-sex couples.
There are techy maps, flow charts of what you’re allowed to do after sex, bar graphs of Power Rangers. There are dinosaurs. I Love Charts have found a way to value your entire day to day in a way even the DWP didn’t know was possible.
20ml soya sauce
25ml peanut oil
1 tsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic
1 thumb-sized piece ginger
Tabasco to taste
salt & pepper
Finely chop the ginger and the garlic, mix with the ingredients except the oil. Whisk until smooth and then whisk in the oil to emulsify the vinaigrette.
Season and add a few drops of Tabasco to taste.