Cook for Syria initiative returns to London’s restaurants
The charity initiative established by Suitcase Magazine founder Serena Guen and Instagrammer Clerkenwell Boy will reprise its connection with London’s restaurants for November and December. With many adding a £1 donation to bills — including Sabor, Hoppers, and Lahpet — the stand-outs are the special dishes. Thus far, udon specialists Koya and Marylebone scenesters Chiltern Firehouse have confirmed: lamb, cumin and miso udon at the former; barbecue venison chop with pomegranate and walnut relish and herb yoghurt at the latter. Find out more here.
Rice is nice for Action Against Hunger
Dum Biryani House will host Monika Linton of Brindisa, Zoe Adjonyoh of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, and Judy Joo of Jinjuu on 21 November. Each chef will cook a rice dish from their food culture — baked bomba rice from Linton, a dawadawa jollof from Adjonyoh, and a pork belly and kimchi ‘biryani’ from Joo. The dinner in support of Action Against Hunger will come in at £50.
Restaurant which gives employment to homeless relaunches
Brigade Bar & Kitchen on Tooley Street in London Bridge relaunches today (8 November,) continuing its partnership with the Beyond Food Foundation to train and employ Londoners affected by homelessness. The restaurant will launch a new six month front of house apprenticeship, ‘Out Front,’ to go with an existing two year kitchen apprenticeship and shorter workshops.
Gap year carbs will land in Covent Garden
Buns and Buns (Buns&Buns) will open in Covent Garden. Restaurateur Alex Zibi debuted the ‘gastro-fast’ restaurant in Miami, serving up a roster of doughs to make a round-the-world traveller blush. Come 15 November, Londoners can sample naan, bao, pão de queijo, and palaromana all at once, rather than venturing to a restaurant that does one bread’s nuances well. [Hot Dinners]