Brilliant Corners, the much-loved Dalston ‘audiophile’ restaurant, is taking up residence in Hackney Wick later this month, for a series of summer parties held in partnership with The Analogue Foundation.
Giant Steps — named for the iconic John Coltrane album — will see Brilliant Corners host a series of parties at Swan Wharf, aiming to “bring people together with timeless music and delicious food and drinks, giving Londoners a new summer hangout come rain or shine”.
The 500-person capacity canalside venue will include “one of the largest al fresco spaces in east London”, and will play host to live jazz performances, DJ appearances using The Analogue Foundation’s bespoke analogue sound system, and screenings of upcoming FIFA World Cup matches.
Brilliant Corners has previously played host to internationally renowned acts like Four Tet and Jamie XX, and are promising repeat appearances from some of their leading acts, as well as from other record collectors the world over.
Food at Giant Steps will be provided by a rotating roster of friends of Brilliant Corners who will take turns serving BBQ menus. The launch weekend — 26-28 May — will see Brilliant Corners’ chefs serving up their signature sushi and yakitori menu, followed on subsequent days by offerings from Hackney institutions Morito and Brawn. Drinks follow the Brilliant Corners formula: craft beers, signature summer-inspired cocktails, and natural wines — including Les Vins du Cabanon’s inimitable Canta Mañana rosé — poured from the magnum, of course.