Nina Restaurant, a Grub Club pop-up that is running once a month in Brixton, will bring you closer to France with a menu to inspire.
Diners are invited start the evening with a rhubarb and blood orange prosecco aperitif and canapé of Tomato caviar on baby gem lettuce with toasted pine nuts. Then to start off the feast is a spring salad with charred courgette, petits pois, ricotta, rocket leaves and basil vinaigrette. For the main course Nina is serving up succulent sounding Pig cheeks slow cooked in Merlot and Amalfi lemons with spiced blackberry compote, roast garlic, rosemary cauliflower mash, broad beans and purple sprouting broccoli in a parsley marinade. And, to finish off this eclectic feast is a dessert of banana split made with Madagascan vanilla ice cream, dulce de leche sauce, caramelised macadamia nuts, whipped cream and banana, which will be served, excitingly, from Nina's authentic '70s Citroën ice cream truck – retro indeed!
The brains (not to mention culinary flair) behind the event is Nina Parker, a chef inspired by her travels to St Tropez and time spent working in some of the best French restaurants in London, including Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, L’Anima and Bocca Di Lupo’s Gelupo. “I make a special effort to create a seasonal, delicious menu using only good quality ingredients,” she says. “That includes handpicking asparagus from a nearby farm, using garden apples for the cocktail and free-range meat from Provenance butcher in Notting Hill.”
The evening should be a night to remember, you’ll be in the atmospheric Brixton East warehouse, footage of St Tropez played out on the bare brick walls and all accompanied by 50s/60s jazz—what’s an evening out without some good music?
Tickets are £35, but there are only around 50 places and the February event sold out in double-quick time, so we recommend booking soon. If you miss it, you could try and recreate the food, as Parker says most of the recipes are in her new book, Nina St Tropez.
|What||Nina Pop-Up Restaurant|
|Where||Brixton East | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Brixton (underground)|
On 23 Apr 15, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
|Website||Click here for details|