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Come down to La Cave à Fromage this summer to enjoy their special Weekend Cheeseboards and wine flights as they open into the evening for the first time – welcoming customers until 10pm every Friday and Saturday.

A fantastic selection of artisanal cheeses from across the UK and Europe will be available as part of their Weekend Cheeseboards. These offer up a selection of six cheeses – Goats, Bloomy rind, Semi-hard, Hard, Washed rind and Blue – that have all been selected by La Cave’s resident cheese expert, David Deaves. Priced at £10, each Cheeseboard is served with a selection of French artisan breads.

La Cave à Fromage Cheeseboard

To fully enjoy these very fine cheeses, a specially selected flight of six wines – priced at £22.50 – is also available. Wines in the flight will change over time, but will include some of David’s favourites: a Chevalier Famaey Malbec Rosé from Côtes du Lot, Domaine du Rin du Bois Gamay, a bright red from the Loire or the dessert wine, Maury Tradition, Damaine La Coume du Roy from Languedoc-Roussillion – choices that perfectly complement the cheesenboard. You can also purchase wines by the glass (from £4) or by the bottle (from £19.50).

Don’t forget that La Cave’s popular tasting events continue to take place every Thursday evening as well. For £35, take your pick from one of their Fondue or Raclette nights; learn more about wines from the Loire Valley; or compare products from France and Britain in a cheese and wine stand off! Take a look at www.la-cave.co.uk/events.php for the full line-up of events for the rest of the year; you can book a place at any tasting evening by calling La Cave à Fromage on 020 7221 1000.

La Cave à Fromage
148 – 150 Portobello Road
Notting Hill
London
W11 2DZ
www.la-cave.co.uk

Next Thursday, 21st May, come down to this baking class at local Danish eatery Snaps & Rye to learn three special recipes under the tuition of native Dane, Maria Mayerhofer.

Maria will guide you through three rye recipes during the evening – making a fig and fennel rye loaf, rye crisp breads and her fast becoming famous, ‘overnight rye buns’. At the end of the evening, you’ll get to take everything you make home with you – along with your newfound skills!

Bake with Maria at Snaps & Rye

As well as learning all about baking with rye, you will get a chance to taste a rye infused Akvavit made by Kell Skott, the owner of Snaps & Rye.

This Bake with Maria pop-up class at Snaps & Rye is a 3 hour class and costs £65. You will take home all the goodies you baked in the class.

Bake with Maria at Snaps & Rye

To book, please go to the Bake with Maria website at www.bakewithmaria.com or speak to a member of the Snaps and Rye team.

Bake with Maria – An Evening With Rye
6.30pm – 9.30pm, Thursday May 21st 2015
Snaps and Rye
93 Golborne Road
W10 5NL

Transforming the 20th Century Theatre into a speakeasy next week, Pop Up Screens return with a fantastic cocktails & movies event featuring some of your favourite films.

Pop Up Screens

Tickets for each screening cost £22 which includes three cocktails, a little alcoholic sweet treat and some nibbles too. There’s also alcohol free cocktails as well – tickets for the virgin cocktails option cost £14.

During each screening, visitors will be encouraged to ‘taste what they see’ and given prompts for when to eat and drink during the film. So if you come to see The Big Lebowski, you can sip on a White Russian; for Cocktail, you can sample a Red Eye (beer, vodka and tomato juice); and for The Goonies, a Baby Ruth Hard Milkshake (vanilla milkshake, Baileys, hazlenut liquor) with a Baby Ruth Bar. For When Harry Met Sally, the cocktail couldn’t be anything but A Screaming Orgasm, whilst it’s obviously a Sex Panther (Triple Sec, Drey Vermouth, Vodka, Grenadine and orange juice) for Anchorman!

The line-up of films:

  • Friday 13th March 2015The Big Lebowski
    Doors at 8pm/film starts at 9pm
  • Saturday 14th March 2015Anchorman
    Doors at 4.30pm/film starts at 5.30pm
  • Saturday 14th March 2015Cocktail
    Doors at 8pm/film starts at 9pm
  • Sunday 15th March 2015The Goonies
    Doors at 4.30pm/film starts at 5.30pm
  • Sunday 15th March 2015When Harry Met Sally
    Doors at 8pm/film starts at 9pm

David Leydon from Pop Up Screens said:

“Cocktails are cool. Movies are cool. Put them together and you get something doubly cool. Well that’s the thinking anyway! It’s exciting (and possibly a little scary) to be doing something so different to our normal screenings.”

For more details, and to buy tickets for any of the screenings, please see www.popupscreens.co.uk.

Pop Up Screens Cocktails & Movies
Friday 13th – Sunday 15th March 2015
20th Century Theatre
291 Westbourne Grove
W11 2QA

Today, Wednesday 7th January, marks the first All You Can Eat event of the year at Arancina on Westbourne Grove!

Run on the first Wednesday of every month, the concept behind this event is simple. Between 6pm and 10pm, ladies pay £10 and men pay £12 – and then you can literally chow down as much pizza as you can handle! (Drinks are charged separately.) This is a great way of cheering yourself up during these dark winter nights with some exceedingly tasty pizza – and a great way of saving money too, which is no doubt a handy thing in January!

Arancina All You Can Eat

Better still, Arancina’s pizzas have a special style of preparation and presentation which they say is unique to London, and sees people flocking to them from all over the city. Their pizzas are all ‘pizza alla palla’ – this means they are both cooked and served on a wooden board. Better still, they add a little bit of sugar to their pizza dough which makes it really crispy and delicious. Mmmm…!

Arancina Apertivo Night

Arancina Apertivo Night

Arancina also run a very popular Aperitivo event once a month as well. The next one of these is on 11th February, also at their Westbourne Grove branch, and brings to London a particular style of dining that’s extremely popular in Italy. You pay just £9 for your first drink (why not try something like a Negroni, or an Aperol Spritz), and then you can eat as much pizza and arancini as you can handle! Arancina’s Aperitivo nights were hugely popular in 2014, with locals and tourists heading to their restaurant from all around – as you can see from the images in this post.

Head down to Arancina tonight (or the first Wednesday of every month) for their All You Can Eat special, or give their popular Aperitivo night a whirl on the 11th February!

All You Can Eat at Arancina
First Wednesday of every month – starts Wednesday 7th January 2015

Aperitvo Night
Monthly – starts 11th February 2015

Arancina
19 Westbourne Grove
W2 4UA
arancina.co.uk