The Weekly Edit
From Wotsit dust to queue-jumping we bring you all the news that was fit to print (but we just didn't get around to covering elsewhere this week)...
Wotsit dust is a thing now
Absurd Bird have come up with a new dish platter in time for the return of Love Island. You total melt is a chicken fondue, combining giant BBQ chicken wings, chicken sliders, buffalo tenders and deep fried Babybels, served with a pool of the gooey fondue cheese, a squeeze of Primula Cheese and - and this might be the clincher for us - a mountain of Wotsit dust to sprinkle.
Make mine a mochi
Head to Avenue in St James where they're putting on a month long pairing of new Asian and South American inspired cocktails from their Myth & Legends menu with Little Moons Mochis. This is the The Air - Pisco, Falernum, lime juice and peppermint syrup, served with smoke and paired with the Toasted Sesame Mochi.
Back to 1978
Richmond hotel The Petersham this year celebrates its 40th anniversary of private ownership so their Head Chef, Jean-Didier Gouges, has gone back to the 70s addingd four new dishes to the menu, inspired by the restaurant's past. Dishes include a ‘King Prawn Cocktail’ - made with citrus pearls, samphire and wasabi and honey mayonnaise and if you head there on on selected Sundays they're putting on hotel rooms at 1978 prices for just £40 per person.
Lawn bowls is the new crazy golf
City folk looking for a new team bonding experience need to head to Finsbury Square this summer. Festibowl is a Lawn Bowls pop-up running every Thursday and Friday from June 14 to August 3. Book a game and then enjoy drinks and street food from Truffle London and Chalana Market.
Pick up (a low cal) pizza
Popular Dubai pizzeria PINZA has popped up in London - bringing their light pizzas to the UK for the first time. As part of Deliveroo Editions you can order them in Bethnal Green and around the Battersea area too. The 80% water and 20% flour dough is lower in gluten and yeast but apparently tastes just as good as a normal calorific pizza.
Queue - what queue?
Popular (but tiny) Stasbourg bistro Le Comptoir à Manger gets booked up months in advance, but for five days in June, Londoners will find it way easier to try their gorgeous food as they pop up at Carousel. Dishes will include Grilled Bay Gem with Trout Roe, Bread Crumbs, Chervil and Cider Beurre Blanc and White Asparagus Ice Cream with White Asparagus Tips and Hazelnut Tuile.