BRING NEW FLAVOURS TO YOUR KITCHEN: CHOTTO AT-HOME FOOD KITS
Fans of Chotto Matte can recreate some of its hero dishes using new at-home food kits. Try your hand at some of the Soho restaurant’s finest Japanese-Peruvian fusion plates – including black cod aji miso – using step-by-step cooking guides. Kits are £60 and serve two.
STEP BACK INTO THE 30S: MO DINER
From the restaurateur behind London's Sketch and Paris' Momo and Derrière, Mo Diner has just opened on Heddon Street. Step inside and you’ll step back into 1930s Los Angeles, where you’ll find classic American diner-style food with a Mediterranean influence. Dishes on the all-day menu, by Michelin-starred chef Éric Chavot, include mussels, duck confit and sea bream.
23 Heddon Street, West End, W1B 4BH
CHECK OUT A NEW JEANS STORE: LEVI’S HAUS LONDON
Head to Great Marlborough Street this weekend for a pair of recycled jeans from the new Levi’s Haus concept store. Each pair is made from repaired or recycled denim and you can browse the exclusive collection in full. For 10% off, just make an in-store donation to London-based mental health charity Worker Well Trust.
41 Great Marlborough Street, West End, W1F 7JQ
CATCH SOME BIG-NAME INTERVIEWS: Esquire Townhouse @ Your House
Tune into the annual Esquire Townhouse event from 15th to 17th October for a digital festival of interviews, conversations and performances from famous faces including film director Steve McQueen, football coach Arsène Wenger and chef Yotam Ottolenghi. This year, the event is strictly digital – watch via the Esquire website or follow it all on social media.
FOR SOME WILD SIGHTS: WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
This week the Natural History Museum unveils the winner of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. This year’s submissions cover a range of environmental issues, from the Australian bushfires to the endangered Amazon rainforest. Catch the best of them at the accompanying exhibition – in particular, don’t miss ‘Treetop douc’ by Arshdeep Singh. Tickets from £16.50.
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 5BD
EAT WELL HERE: GALVIN BROTHERS BISTRO & BAR, SPITALFIELDS SQUARE
This week Spitalfields Square welcomed the Galvin brothers’ latest culinary venture: a new Parisian-inspired bistro. Try elegant dishes including tartare and confit of duck; cod and lobster brandade; and pavé of cod with leeks and mussels. If you’d rather stay in this weekend, the new ‘Galvin at Home’ delivery service can help you recreate some of the boys’ dishes for yourself.
35 Bishops Square, Spitalfields, E1 6DY
GET LOST IN A NEW BOOK: LOVE BY RODDY DOYLE
Roddy Doyle’s latest novel is a great weekend read. Following two old friends who meet up in a Dublin restaurant and revisit the old haunts of their youth, Love is a moving story of male friendship that also happens to be hilarious.
WORK OUT IN YOUR LOCAL PARK: Finsbury Park Bootcamp
Finsbury Park Bootcamp returns on Saturday. Led by military powerhouse JC Acevedo, there are HIIT workouts, weight training masterclasses and strength training sessions. Tailor the 60-minute class to your needs and pick up some expert tips along the way. Sessions start from £48.
Finsbury Park, N4 2DH
LEARN FROM A PRO: Selfridges No 3 Gin Masterclass
Extend the weekend festivities to Monday night when Selfridges joins forces with No 3 Gin to host a masterclass with some of London’s best bartenders on the department store’s rooftop terrace. Take over a private hut (for up to four) and enjoy London’s skyline views while learning a thing or two about the nation’s signature spirit. Classes are running every Monday throughout October.
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