Exclusive Blacklock news + top Valentine restaurant tips & more...
Exclusive Blacklock news + top Valentine restaurant tips & more... | Hot Dinners
We resisted it for as long as humanly possible, but like King Canute trying to hold back the tide, there was only so long we could withstand the Valentine's Day deluge. If you're faffing about still wondering what on earth to do for it, check out our edit to what's going on in London for it.
Slightly bamboozled by the sea of heart-shaped menus and desserts for two out there? We've done the legwork for you and come up with an edit of the more interesting places to eat out for this year's festival of love.
9 February - Head Chef Andy McFadden and Sommelier Mathieu Germond are hosting a Perigord Truffle Dinner in Pied a Terre's private dining room. Menu highlights include Scottish Scallops, Cornish Turbot and Limousin Veal Rump. For £210, guests will be treated to champagne and canapés followed by 6 courses with 6 wines.
6-12 February - Can't afford to go skiing? London pub company Hippo Inns are pudding on a week of Alpine food like tartiflette and rostis along with Alepine mountain beer, Jagermeister shots and spiked hot chocolate.
18 February - Supperclub host Ms MarmiteLover is putting on a Canadian-inspired Sugar Shack Supper Club. Tickets are £40 for a menu that includes poutine, sugar pie, butter tarts and jugs of maple syrup to pour over your food.
26 February - Le Bab are having their next Development Sunday Session, dedicated to local seafood. Try experimental dishes with 50% off food.
11 & 25 March and 8 April - book now for a a trio of Saturday masterclasses at Restaurant Flat Three in Holland Park. The £49 price includes the class, a three course lunch and a welcome drink.
4 April - The Manor in Clapham is holding the first of its 'The Cellar Series’ wine matched dinners with The Knotted Vine. Tickets are £50 for just 20 places for the evening A journey into Minimal Intervention Wines. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbecoa - Piccadilly Jamie Oliver's BBQ restaurant Barbecoa has been one of his biggest restaurant hits, so it's not surprising to see it get a second venue. It'll be a lot bigger than the original with space for 300 over two floors. Expect an awful lot of barbecued meats and a cold bar too. Opens February 13
Bone Daddies - Marylebone Get stuck into Japanese food aplenty and Bone Daddies signature dishes, huge hearty bowls of ramen in their new branch on James Street. Opens February 10 (soft launch until Feb 16)
The Other Naughty Piglet - Victoria Naughty Piglets has been a big hit in Brixton and caught the eye of none other than Andrew Lloyd-Webber. He's brought them to the The Other Place Theatre for their second restaurant. Opens February 13 (soft launch until Feb 18)