Highlights February 2018

While February may be the shortest month of the year, at Kapranos we strive hard to make sure it’s one of our busiest. Whether we’re sourcing the frying pans for Shrove Tuesday, feeling festive for Chinese New Year or getting loved-up on Valentine’s Day, February always packs in the punches and here are some of our best bits.

Niall Davidson’s Irish joint NUALA has been making serious waves since it opened back in January. The Financial Times’ Tim Hayward visited NUALA and here was his reaction: ‘I once found a £50 note on a deserted beach. This was an equally inexplicable, uncomplicated joy.’

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This February Kapranos PR organised a hugely successful press trip to the beautiful Isle of Rassay to visit its token distillery. Here’s Scotch Whisky’s review of The Tweeddale A Silent Character…

 

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A neat split between single malts and single grains this week, with three of each, including liquid from two closed distilleries (Carsebridge and Cambus, the latter the source of The Tweeddale A Silent Character). There's also a hefty dollop of aged whisky here.

Brook Green’s latest pizza haunt, Zia Lucia, was named by County & Town House as one of the best pizza restaurants in London…

8 of the Best Pizza Restaurants in London 2018 | Food Reviews

Neapolitan pizza is so good that it has recently become protected by UNESCO - but luckily for us, many Italians have flown the nest to bring Londoners a taste of their patrimony. We've found the best spots for a good pizza in London, from the traditional to green pizza bases and fully-vegan options.

Check out Tania Ballantine’s review of NUALA in Time Out’s Magazine…

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Wallpaper Magazine featured Ask For Janice’s ‘Designer Pancakes’ in its Shrove Tuesday round up…

London's top 5 designer pancakes for Shrove Tuesday 2018

Not known for being the most refined snack, pancakes are getting a dusting of sophistication this year in London. We've eaten our way through the capital's cafés, bars and crêperies to bring you the best in high pancake design for Shrove Tuesday. (Some...

If you fancy reading about something slightly alternative, check out Foodism’s review of London first ‘hairclub’, Blade

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Evening of Meat: where fine dining meets performance art,  The Evening Standard sets the record straight that 'women aren’t pieces of meat'...

New feminist London restaurant shows 'women aren't pieces of meat'

Dancers are to perform half-naked on diners' tables to show that female sensuality does not make women "a piece of meat". Director Kate March and her all-female creative collective, I AM, are bringing An Evening Of Meat - previously performed in Berlin, Sydney and Hong Kong - to London next month.