The SLMan Food & Drink List
The SLMan Food & Drink List

The SLMan Food & Drink List


From the long-awaited arrival of one of Mexico’s most-loved condiments to a pop-up that sees four of the UK’s best bars come together for one epic week, these are the food and drink launches you should know about.
Photography Seventy One Gins/ The Beaumont/ Firmdale Hotels



Gordon Ramsay’s Restaurant 1890 at The Savoy is now open for lunch on Fridays and Saturdays. The three-course offering is inspired by dishes first created by Georges Auguste Escoffier at The Savoy back in the 1890s. The striking 24-seat dining room will be seen in a new light now it’s also open during the daytime (we imagine it would be an ideal spot for a working lunch). Diners can choose from delicate Cornish crab served with fresh almonds and hollandaise sauce; Isle of Wight tomatoes and roe; then perhaps a main of squab pigeon with sweetcorn, girolles and sauce périgueux. 



Manchester’s Best Beer by Matthew Curtis

Keen to explore the UK’s exciting beer scene further? Camra’s latest book shows how Manchester has become a hub for contemporary beer culture. From traditional pubs serving top-quality cask ale to the latest on-trend bottle shop bars and brewery taprooms, the city is bursting with great beer and this book will direct you to the very best, with detailed reviews of almost 200 outlets. To celebrate the launch, author Matthew Curtis has collaborated with Stockport’s Runaway Brewery on an exclusive new beer. Manchester’s Best is a 4% ABV pale bitter beer inspired by an early 1970s Boddingtons recipe, hopped for a contemporary audience with a blend of modern British and European hop varieties.




Since the 60s, Moccamaster has been one of the coolest coffeemakers out there. In 2023, its bold colourways look right at home in modern kitchens. This month, the market-leading Dutch coffee connoisseurs have partnered up exclusively with Selfridges in the UK. Customers will be able to buy Moccamaster’s coffee machine range – including the KBG Select, Cup-One and KBGT – in store and online. Its Selfridges yellow KBG Select is just the thing to liven up your kitchen worktop.



Bobo Wines

Newcomer Bobo Wines puts the finest organic French wines in fully recyclable boxes. Co-founders Chris Wawak and sommelier Amber Gardner (former wine director of NoMad) have tasted and researched independent organic winemakers across France to come up with a first drop featuring a chenin blanc, cabernet franc and Provençal rosé. The eye-catching boxes are designed by Carter Studio and draw inspiration from the Cubist typography of French artist Fernand Léger. Wines stay fresh for up to six weeks and the boxes are portable, making them the ultimate accompaniment for social settings. And at 2.25l, they still fit easily in the fridge.




Tajín seasoning is the condiment everyone in Mexico is obsessed with. Now, it’s available in the UK through the MexGrocer. The addictive powder is made of concentrated dehydrated lime and chillies with added salt and is the ideal accompaniment to many drinks and dishes – Tajín’s often used on a margarita cocktail rim, sprinkled over guacamole and tortilla chips or as a next-level addition to a bloody mary or tomato-based pasta dish. If you’re yet to try it, we predict this is your next spice cupboard staple.



Bars of Britain

Bars of Britain is a new celebration of brilliant bars across the country. From 31st October to 3rd November, The Soho Hotel will host bars from Michelin-starred chefs Simon Rogan (Henrick in the Lake District) and Paul Ainsworth (Padstow’s Cici’s Bar) along with award-winning speakeasies from Cardiff (Lab22) and Edinburgh (Bramble). Each bar will pop up for one night only to serve their signatures. Alongside the drinks, you can line your stomach with British-inspired bar snacks, such as welsh rarebit sourdough with smoked cheddar and a native charcuterie plate with pickles and crispbread.



Night Flask

Award-winning, ultra-premium gin brand Seventy One has a fresh launch: its Night Flask is freezer ready and comes in a 200ml serve. Each bottle contains four servings – and it’s already being stocked in mini bars at the Chiltern Firehouse and Costes Hotel. The bottle is custom made from cut haute-quality glass with superior clarity, drawing inspiration from Art Deco architecture and fine crystal decanters. Need to rustle up a couple of martinis? This is the bottle to keep in the freezer.



Brutto: A (Simple) Florentine Cookbook by Russell Norman

The food of Florence is rigorously simple – think anchovies with cold butter and sourdough; penne with tomato and vodka; and roasted squash with borlotti bean and salsa verde – with an emphasis on rough-and-ready everyday cooking. This month sees Russell Norman – the man behind Polpo and now Trattoria Brutto – launch his new cookbook, which is something of a love letter to Florence, and specifically the bohemian district of Santo Spirito. Inside you’ll find Russell's stories and insider advice as well as a strong collection of proudly fuss-free recipes to use every day. We think his sausages with braised lentils and mustard dish will come into its own this autumn.



Swaledale Box

Fancy a new take on steak night? The Swaledale Classic Steak Box is a celebration of the big three heritage cattle – Dexter, Highland and Belted Galloway – which are all reared in the Yorkshire Dales. The box contains three prime cuts, each dry-aged to perfection in Swaledale farm’s Himalayan salt chamber, which result in steaks that are tender, buttery in texture and have a deep, complex natural flavour. Best of all, Swaledale meat is never frozen and, because they’ve been serving some of the UK’s best restaurants for over a decade, you know the quality will be up there.



Amalthea Red Rum

Fortnum & Mason has created a new spirit: a limited-edition Amalthea Red Rum, made in collaboration with Brixton hotspot Market Row. The rum is the second expression from Fortnum’s new distillery and is made in house in Piccadilly. Crafted in the retailer’s Amalthea copper still, the rum has been distilled with five aged Caribbean rums and botanicals including hibiscus, Fortnum’s tea, Fortnum’s honey and rose. The spirit is designed to be a base in classic rum cocktails or rum punches, but is just as good served long over ice with ginger ale and a slice of apple.



NFL Menu At The Beaumont

This month, Mayfair hotel The Beaumont Hotel is serving up an American football-themed menu in honour of the game's return to the capital over October. Served in the hotel's smart Colony Grill Room, Gatsby's Room and the al fresco terrace, the transatlantic menu’s centrepieces are its elevated hot dogs. There are two to choose from: the Bhaji Frank (frankfurter, green mango chutney and tamarind yoghurt) and the Dirty Dog (bockwurst, secret spice mix, kimchi slaw and ranch dressing). Order a side of tater tots and you’ll be fully sated ahead of settling into the Sunday night games back at home.


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