BOOK AHEAD FOR THIS: An Evening With Stanley Tucci
To celebrate the release of his memoir, Stanley Tucci is hosting live talks at the London Palladium on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October – tickets are expected to sell out quickly. In conversation with journalist and author Dolly Alderton, the self-proclaimed foodie will share anecdotes about growing up in New York, filming Big Night and Julie & Julia, falling in love over dinner, and teaming up with his wife to create meals for his children. Tucci, known for his roles in The Devil Wears Prada and The Hunger Games, went viral last year after he created that negroni, so expect a few cocktail recipes too. Tickets start from £40 and include a copy of his new book, Taste: My Life Through Food.
TRY NEW BREWS: Brewery Tours & Tastings At Kraft Dalston
If you haven’t been to the seriously slick Kingsland Locke in Dalston yet, head to the hotel’s brewery this month for a tour and tasting session of tank-fresh beer by German Kraft. Running on Thursdays (6-7pm) and Sundays (2-3pm), the tour is led by Kingsland’s beer sommelier Helen Busch. A tour is £25pp, and includes three half pints and a special glass to take home. Afterwards, stop for a kebab at Le Bab’s on-site restaurant.
TREAT YOURSELF TO: An Evening With Jeremy Lee
On Friday 17th September, Jeremy Lee is hosting a dinner party at Roastery Garden in Dalston. The chef- proprietor of Soho’s Quo Vadis will bring some of his signature dishes to east London for one night only. You’ll be welcomed with a Campari dDamson and pomegranate cocktail, before enjoying a tasting menu with paired wines. Dishes include anchovy and crab crostini, pollock crudo, marinated pork legs with grilled and baked vegetables, and Lee’s famous brown sugar meringues served with ice -cream, custard, cream or coffee granita. Tickets cost £60pp.