Chef’s Table star continues Soho supper clubs with Bangladeshi cuisine
Asma Khan’s Darjeeling Express will host food writer and cookbook author Dina Begum for a supper club celebrating Boishaki. The new year festival for the Bengali calendar will bring jhal muri — a spiced, puff rice snack — followed by a trio of bhortas, and shorshe maach, a traditional festival dish of fish in a sauce made from mustard seeds. Tickets for Dina Begum’s supper club with Asma Khan are available here.
London’s restaurant delivery face-off moves into collection
Uber Eats will launch ‘Pick-Up,’ bringing click-and-collect into the battle for the London delivery market. Pedro Banco Gonçalves, head of partnerships for the brand, said “you are left with all those other meals in the month that could be an opportunity for delivery,” reflecting on analysis suggesting U.K. customers ‘only’ place two orders per month. [MCA/Paywall]
Luxury travel mogul makes move on luxury restaurant delivery
Mr & Mrs Smith co-founder Andrew Grahame is raising £1 million to fund The Cook and the Thief, a new high-end restaurant delivery service that sound eerily similar to high-end restaurant delivery service Supper — complete with custom built, anti-plate-shake transport. [Propel Hospitality]
Aqua — behind two restaurants at The Shard — will also open a café and Japanese restaurant on Great Portland Street.
Italian restaurateur doubles up with two openings
Andrea Reitano will bring Italian seafood and Neapolitan cuisine to the city in the space of a week. Santo Mare opens in Marylebone 4 April, with fish from Mediterranean — not Cornish! — day boats, while Osteria Napoletana brings its namesake cuisine to Notting Hill from April 11. Reitano currently operates Osteria Romana in Knightsbridge and Caffè Rei in Mayfair. [Propel Hospitality]