December 20, 2016
New Years Eve Menu
£60 per person
Sausage rolls, salt cod beignets , pickled beetroot & goats’ curd.
Smoked mackerel, red cabbage & apple slaw
Pumpkin risotto, stichelton, walnuts, crispy sage
Potted pork, sourdough, pickles
Cauliflower, raisins, pine nuts
Roasted cod, orange, chicory & hazelnut pesto
Partridge, braised treviso, wet polenta & truffles
Rib eye, bearnaise sauce, parmesan & fries for 2 (£10 supplement)
Fish stew, saffron, chili & toasted sourdough
Bean to bar Chocolate mousse, pouring cream
Ginger pudding, toffee sauce, vanilla ice cream
Quince trifle, toasted almonds
Cheese platter from la fromagerie
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December 6, 2016
A series of Kitchen Counter Workshops for food lovers to experience the unique flair and expertise of the Merchants Tavern kitchen team as well as learn tricks of the trade from Angela Hartnett and Head Chef Neil Borthwick.
To book contact Adele on 0207 060 5335 or email.
Saturday 14th January, Saturday 11th February & Saturday 15th April 10.00 am
Merchants Tavern Kitchen Counter Pasta Making Class – £99
Angela Hartnett and Neil Borthwick will teach guests to make three different kinds of pasta and an array of accompanying sauces to create show-stopping Italian dishes. The guests’ personal creations will be served at the Kitchen Counter as part of a two-course lunch with prosecco, wine and coffee. Guests will also be given a Merchants Tavern goodie bag.
Saturday 4th March 08.30am
Merchants Tavern Kitchen Counter Vegetarian Market Shopping Day £120
At the Market Day Neil will give guests a guided tour of London restaurateurs’ favourite market – Spa Terminus. This industry market is in the heart of the foodie haven of Bermondsey yet unknown to tourists and London shoppers alike. The tour will introduce the market’s finest vegetable traders while giving a chef’s guide to market shopping. Guests will then be transported -‐ with their ingredients -‐ back to the Tavern where they will work with Neil to prepare a two-‐course vegetarian lunch. Guests will also be given a Merchants Tavern goodie bag.
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We love our Shoreditch neighbourhood so each month we’re turning the spotlight over to them; whether it be a Merchants regular or a local supplier, artist, musician, or entrepreneur.
In the Spotlight this month is Shoreditch local, Art & Fashion Curator Ryan Lanji.
Ryan splits his time between his curating work (most recently curating fashion exhibition Conservation Couture at the V&A) and his role as Creative Direction and Marketing Manager at Body Studio – a personal training space on nearby Rivington Street. Here are Ryan tips for day and night culture in Shoreditch:
Tipple of choice:
A Negroni. I could only describe it as sartorial because much like a suit attention to detail and measure must be paid. Also it’s the tipple of choice for Founder/Director Margaret Pope and I after a busy day at Body Studio.
Brunch or Lunch:
I think one should eat to live and not live to eat, so I suggest eating something every two hours regardless of what you call it and always make sure you make an event of it.
Cab, Uber, TFL or Cycle:
I like to walk everywhere (especially in Shoreditch) it’s a brilliant area full of history, independent shops and notable restaurants. I think it’s important to walk and discover (even taking a different path to work everyday can be full of discovery) but if one is late, Uber is my transport of choice.
Art openings are the best way to get tipsy for free and always know shortcuts when the markets are in full swing on the weekends.
Late night London:
Metropolis has managed to capture the zeitgeist of the gay scene and has some amazing nights on held by Jodie Harsh and Louie Banks.
The song that gets me through the day at the moment is a special one discovered with a friend and eradicates any sense of stress in such a bustling city: Tezeta (Nostalgia) by Mulatu Astatke. If you’re looking for something to kick start the party it’s definitely Just Say by KDA Ft. Tinashe at the moment.