Just a few days to go before Adrian Houston’s A Portrait of the Tree opens at The Unit Gallery’s brand-new space in Hanover Square. Running from 17 – 29 September, and easily the most ambitious project of his career, this incredible exhibition is the result of five years travelling the world photographing trees that hold a special meaning for an extraordinary group of people, from Richard Branson and chef Raymond Blanc to designer Jasper Conran and actress Goldie Hawn.
Below you will find details of what some of our clients are up to this month.
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- HIDE : DINING ROOMS LIKE NO OTHER
When it comes to wining and dining in exclusive and intimate surroundings, Hide in Mayfair has it down to a fine art. For here you can enjoy Ollie Dabbous’ sublime cooking in no less than four very different offerings: The Hide & Seek Room, complete with dedicated car lift, and three subterranean spaces, each a playful take on what might lie hidden behind closed doors – The Broken Room, The Reading Room and The Shadow Room.
- ONIMA BRINGS SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT TO MAYFAIR
Located in the heart of Mayfair, Onima is a new hospitality experience that promises to engage all five senses with an ultra stylish restaurant presenting modern international cuisine with a Mediterranean touch, and an equally stylish bar, which, as the night progresses, will seamlessly merge together. Complementing this offering is a private lounge and gorgeous roof terrace.
- LINCOLN PLAZA, LONDON
The latest addition to the Curio Collection by Hilton portfolio, Lincoln Plaza London is more than just a place to stay. A complete lifestyle experience it combines accessible luxury with a unique feel-good factor. Located in Canary Wharf, the hotel’s ultra-modern exterior is inspired by the sleek architectural lines of the city’s financial and commercial hub. Its innovative food & drink offering meanwhile is spearheaded by signature Pan-Indian restaurant Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen, the much-anticipated new opening by acclaimed chef Cyrus Todiwala OBE.
- PETER STREET KITCHEN TO LAUNCH IN OCTOBER
It’s already blazed a trail through the capital’s dining scene. Now as Edwardian Hotels London announces the October launch of Peter Street Kitchen, Manchester is all set to get its first taste of a dynamic new concept that skilfully embraces the art of shared dining. Guests here will be able to choose from an array of small plates from two different cuisines, in this instance contemporary Japanese and Mexican, within a sophisticated yet unassuming setting.
- THE HALAL GUYS ARE COMING TO LONDON
From its humble beginnings as a food cart on the streets of New York City to a global icon, The Halal Guys is nothing short of a phenomenon. Now Europe is about to get its first taste of the largest American Halal street food concept in the world, as it launches a restaurant in central London later this year.
- MAY FAIR BAR’S EMILIA COCKTAIL COLLECTION IS THE HEIGHT OF FASHION
To celebrate 10 years as The Official Hotel to London Fashion Week, May Fair Bar’s mixologists, in collaboration with Emilia Wickstead, have created a special limited edition cocktail list with flavours inspired by this renowned designer’s most celebrated dresses. Available until 23 September, the very lovely Thelma, Donna and Petula will be priced at £14 each or £35 for the flight.
- IT IBIZA TO HEAT UP LONDON THIS WINTER
The White Isle’s hugely successful dining/socialising concept, IT Ibiza, is coming to London this winter. Housed in a former art gallery, it will offer locals and visitors to Mayfair a vibrant new place in which to eat, drink, work and socialise. In keeping with the building’s heritage, the venue will also serve as a showcase for some of the UK’s most exciting emerging artists. IT Ibiza London guests will not only enjoy gorgeous surroundings and incredible service but light, elegant and playful dishes created by the two Michelin-starred Gennaro Esposito.
- CELEBRATE WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY AT ULI
Asia can lay claim to some of the tastiest vegetarian dishes in the world and ULI embraces some of the very best. So, with World Vegetarian Day just around the corner on 1 October, why not head to this Notting Hill favourite to sample their selection of meat-free Chinese, Thai, Malay and Singaporean delicacies? ULI’s much acclaimed menu includes a variety of vegetarian and vegan delicacies but if this selection doesn’t tempt your taste buds, then its chefs are also happy to ‘vegetarianise’ over 80% of their meat and fish dishes!
- FARZI CAFE SET TO TAKE LONDON BY STORM
With nine hugely successful restaurants in India, and hot on the heels of its first international outpost in Dubai, Farzi Café will open a London site this winter. Modern Indian bistro Farzi is known for its interpretation of local cuisine, amalgamating traditional global and Indian classics with Indian influences. Here culinary art meets the alchemy of modern presentations and cooking techniques, like molecular gastronomy, to absorb the guest into the ultimate gastronomic illusion.
- ALL THAT JAZZ AT SCOFF & BANTER
Scoff & Banter is all set to mark the EFG London Jazz Festival on 22 November with an unforgettable night of soulful jazz courtesy of Ronnie Scott’s regular Jessica Radcliffe. Complementing this exclusive performance will be an exquisite three course menu of contemporary seasonal British cooking. Tickets for the whole evening are just £33 per person, including a glass of prosecco on arrival.
- ADAM WILLIAMS AND KATHERINE POOLEY UNVEIL NEW COLLABORATION
Acclaimed designer and furniture maker Adam Williams has partnered with world renowned interior designer Katharine Pooley on a stunning new furniture range. The fruits of their collaboration – ‘The Chatsworth Collection’ – will make its eagerly awaited debut at this year’s Decorex International (16 – 19 September).
- SAN CARLO ST JAMES’ ANNOUNCES NEW CHEF
San Carlo restaurant is delighted to announce that Davide Alberti has been appointed head chef. Davide, whose most recent venture was at L’Anima, widely regarded as one of the best Italian restaurants in the City, is passionate about traditional Italian cooking. But as you will soon see, he still loves to put a very contemporary twist on his dishes.
- EARTH TODAY HOISTS A FLAG FOR MANKIND
On 21 September 2018, the crew of expedition vessel Infinity (20 members from 11 different countries) will plant the International Flag of Planet Earth on the Arctic ice. This powerful symbolic gesture will not only commemorate the International Day of Peace, but unite humanity at a time when it has never been more in need.
- EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF SAKE
The Joy of Sake, America’s largest sake celebration, is expanding to Europe for the first time with a stop in London, the fourth and newest city on its 2018 world tour. The event will take place on Friday 28 September from 6pm until 9pm at the Barbican Centre. Now the largest sake-tasting outside Japan, the annual event has grown from 124 sakes in 2001 to more than 400. Nearly half are ultra-premium daiginjo sakes, made from the innermost core of the rice grain.
- KEEP CHILLS AT BAY WITH HANKIES’ MASTERCLASS
On 24 September, Ani Arora, brilliant executive chef at Hankies Marble Arch, will be on hand teach you how to prepare the ultimate Indian winter warmers, from Pheasant Gol Mirch to Bone in Tomahawk Steak, Himalayan Spice Rub & Garlic Chutney. This unmissable experience will start at 6.30pm with drinks on arrival and an hour of masterclass followed by food and drink until 9pm.