Fusion restaurant in glass tower will open with living ceiling
Heron Tower celebrity-fusion-magnet Sushi Samba (SUSHISAMBA) will open in Covent Garden’s Market Building. The Opera Terrace restaurant ticks the robata grill and open kitchen boxes, Hot Dinners reports, throwing in a living ceiling and “one of the largest premium sake collections in the world.”
A new blueprint for an Instagram sensation
What do you get when you combine a world-famous cartoon character, an internet-breaking Instagram dessert, and London? This.
Basing things on plants: the latest
The Cinnamon Group — owned by chef-restaurateur Vivek Singh — is launching “plant-based” tasting menus across its restaurants. The restaurants say that these vegan menus, featuring the likes of garlic tempered green pea ‘kichri’ with broccoli and cauliflower floret pickle, or crisp zucchini flower with marrow and lentil sauce, will take “diners — vegan or not – on a journey of discovery.”
International bartending supremo investigates blockchain booze
Ryan Chetiyawardana (Mr Lyan) has spearheaded the world’s best bar and reconsidered how cocktails work: now he is investigating cryptocurrency technology’s intersection with drinking. Chetiyawardana and Robin Honhold are collaborating with University College London and DH Ready to launch ‘The Blocktail’: a drink whose each and every production step is incorruptibly stored in individual servers. It’s designed to make transparency even more transparent.
Fried chicken mavericks repurpose own sauce, seek pop culture hook
The Szechuan aubergine at Chick ‘n’ Sours is a contender for London’s top side dishes. The fried chicken restaurant, which has sites in Dalston and Seven Dials, is now putting that same sauce on wings, which is a fundamentally good idea. Implying, as it does in an announcement today, a connection to the Rick and Morty cartoon and McDonald’s Szechuan sauce episode seems like a reach, folks. Even so, it will launch — at the brand’s sister site Chik’n on Baker Street — on 25 September, replacing the “Gangnam Style” double fillet sandwich.
Sell-out Bengali supper club finally opens permanently in Covent Garden
Eater reported that Little Kolkata would open in Covent Garden back in May, and the Bengali kitchen from Prabhir Chattopadhay and Biswajit Deb Das is now open. A star dish looks to be lilish maacher deemer, a fish egg fry made from ilish, or hilsa, an oily fish indigneous to the waters of the Bay of Bengal and so highly-regarded that it was recently reported to be at severe risk of overfishing.