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Sea Water Restaurant Comes to Borough Market

‘O ver will be serving Italian street food, pizza, pasta, and desserts made with sea water collected from the Mediterranean and then “naturally” micro-filtered. They claim the water has health benefits and improves the texture and taste of the food.

via Big Hospitality

3* Chef Anne-Sophie Pic Comes to London

French Chef Anne-Sophie Pic became the first female chef to get three Michelin stars since 1933 when she was awarded the accolade in 2007. She is opening La Dame de Pic at the new Four Seasons hotel in the City at Ten Trinity Square (the old headquarters of the Port of London Authority) with food evoking the essence of her family’s restaurant in south-eastern France. It will be her third restaurant.

via The Caterer

Som Saa Becomes permanent

Som Saa, the Thai pop-up that took London Fields by storm and beat its crowd funding target of £550,000 , raising £700,000, has opened its first permanent establishment in Shoreditch. While they historically focussed on northern Thai cuisine, the new larger kitchen and imminent arrival of a Thai machine to help prepare coconuts has enabled them to expand the offerings to include central and southern Thai cuisine where the coconut is integral.

via Big Hospitality

EAT redesigns and launches vegan menu

EAT has launched a new vegan range of dishes to coincide with the launch of the store’s new open kitchen design that will be rolled out over the 118 stores and new stores as it expends this year. The idea behind the new design is that customers will be able to order their food and see it being prepared.

via Big Hospitality

Pigs Not Oil

While many countries have strategic energy reserves, it turns out that China, with its insatiable taste for pork, has a strategic pork reserve. The government even had to dip into the reserve as hog farmers haven’t been keeping up with demand, causing a 30% rise in the cost of the meat.

via The Economist Espresso

Adam Handling leaves the Caxton

Adam Handling is to leave restaurant Adam Handling at Caxton, to open a number of his own restaurants, starting with Frog in the City of London, which will serve small a la carte dishes priced at about £10 and a five course tasting menu, changing daily, for £40.

via The Carterer

A New Rooftop Bar for Oxford Street

Notch is a new rooftop bar on Oxford Street opposite Marble Arch – it’s taken over the space where Roofnic popped up last summer. Open seven days a week from 10am-10pm come rain or shine, Notch will be serving all cocktails for £8 – we love the sound of the Red Pigeon (tequila, Campari, lime, pink grapefruit, sugar). A menu of Japanese street food (plus a few other things like ceviche) has been put together by Mark Morrans (Nobu Melbourne) and will be served from the small shack on site that he will man.

via Secret London

Opera – Rory Kinnear to make directorial debut at the ENO

Kinnear will direct a new opera by Ryan Wigglesworth based on The Winter’s Tale and set to be staged February 2017.

via The Stage

Ballet – BalletBoyz to modernise British Ballet Organisation

BalletBoyz founders Michael Nunn and William Trevitt are to become new artistic directors of the British Ballet Organisation. The appointment comes as the 86-year-old company moves to new premises in Battersea and aims to modernise its offerings and services.

via The Stage