Monthly munchies – May’s tasty treats

Poco, crowned Food Made Good Restaurant of the Year last month, is hosting a series of Meet the Producer events, a perfect opportunity to sample a flavour of the delicious, ethical and sustainable philosophy of the East London restaurant. This month Tom Hunt and his team are showcasing natural wines from Croatia, Slovenia and Northern Italy from their supplier Pacta Connect. You can feast on wild boar salami, asparagus, prawns and rhubarb strudel while supping on the perfectly matched regional wines and meet some of the producers, as well as take home some of Tom’s recipes. For more details of the dinner on 16 May click here.

It’s easy to forget the sacrifices fishermen make every single day catching the fabulous seafood on our restaurant plates. So, now’s your chance to show your appreciation while enjoying some of the fruits of the sea as Calum Richardson from The Bay Fish & Chips joins forces with Roy Brett of Ondine to serve up oysters and fish and chips. To book your place for lunch on Sunday 22 May at Ondine in Edinburgh, to raise money for The Fisherman’s Mission, click here.

London’s first ethical hotel opens a new restaurant next month and we’ve got the details for a 50% offer on the food. Contact The Savannah at TheWesley Hotel at [email protected] and book a lunch or dinner between 5-11 May before its official opening on 12 May. The menu combines European food with the flavours of Africa and Asia, alongside some of the best-loved classic dishes, from chef Alin Lucian Atanasiu.

There’s a kerfuffle going on about falafel this Sunday 1 May as the first ever London Falafel Festival hits Borough Market. And you could have your say in crowning the winner of the Golden Falafel Award. Four masters of the art, from Egypt and London will by vying for your pulse passion (the event is part of the celebrations to mark International Year of Pulses). Click here to book your spot.

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