Hesitate and you'll miss out - these must-visit eateries won't be around for long...
Tick Japan, Turkey, Morocco and Mexico off the must-see list in just one evening. Chef Marie Gonford has become renowned on the London restaurant scene for serving up an international feast with a French twist at her Dalston bolthole, Merci Marie.
And her latest edible adventure is guaranteed to impress even the hardiest explorer. For one night only, Marie will invite diners to travel the globe from her humble kitchen by paying a foodie homage to the cult novel, Around the World in 80 Days.
Locally-sourced produce will be transformed in to a delicious extravaganza – think tapas style dishes including chicken karaage with tsukemono sauce pared with Turkish pomegranate, and Barrogoule artichoke stew for the main event. Divine.
‘Around the World in 80 Days’ at Merci Marie is on Saturday 15th March. Tickets are £35. Contact Marie on 0207 254 2456 for more details.
Race-goers are in for a treat this month. Following in the footsteps of Tom Kerridge at Ascot last year, legendary chef, Albert Roux is joining forces with his son, the equally talented Michel Jr to serve up Michelin-starred cuisine at Cheltenham Racecourse during the National Hunt Festival (11-14 March).
Roux Sr is an avid horse-racing fan so the restaurant, which will be situated in the glass-front grandstand overlooking the course, indulges his two passions. The pop-up’s name, Fairlawne, also honours the beautiful stables in Kent for which Albert worked when he first arrived in England 60 years ago.
Guests should expect Irish fayre, including whiskey and treacle-cured salmon, ox cheek and horseradish mash.
Packages start from £525 per person for a four course lunch followed by afternoon tea. Book through Cheltenham Racecourse.
A taste of the Congo in the heart of London? The capital now has every cuisine imaginable covered thanks to Congolese chef, Mick Elysee and his delicious new pop-up.
Every Sunday guests will be treated to a tapas style feast, Congolese style as Elysee – who trained under Michel Roux and Michel Toulousi – perfectly blends traditional Central African flavours with classic French influences to create an exotic menu at Marsden’s Bistro in Hackney.
True carnivores will be able to get their fix. Much of Elysee’s unique safari lunch is centred around wild meats such as guinea fowl soup, crispy tilapia and zebra burgers. No wonder the last event was a sell out!
Tickets are £35, book through Marsden Bistro on 0207 739 1505.
A night of Moroccan splendor, delicious food, divine drinks, and all for a good cause, what more could we ask for?
Fine food purveyor and North African cuisine specialists Belazu have teamed up with London hot spot The Dolls House to host a Moroccan themed pop-up, with half of the proceeds going to The Belazu Foundation, helping educate women and children in rural Morocco.
For two nights the stylish and unique East London restaurant will be the setting for the Belazu chefs to cook up a storm using their award winning product range. We just can’t wait to try the amlou ice-cream.
The pop up runs 14th & 15th March, £35 per person, visit Billetto.co.uk to book
A third eatery for the food entrepeneur behind two of London’s most talked about restaurants, the Michelin-starred Pied à Terre and L’Autre Pied. And this time it’s a pop-up with a strictly limited run.
David Moore’s 32 cover venue, Pieds Nus (French for ‘barefoot’) is centred around the concept of little or no cooking, offering traditional dishes that are stripped back to their main components to make fresh and simple combinations with an intensity of only the best flavours, such as Scallop Ceviche, Fennel and Cucumber or Rose Veal Tartare, Celeriac, Bone Marrow and Truffle.
Many dishes have no more than three ingredients on a plate. And the idea is to share – tapas style – as many dishes as possible which really shouldn’t be a challenge!
Book at PiedsNus.co.uk