How about actually surprising your loved one this Valentine’s Day, and instead of the usual meal out/roses/card/_____[insert generic-heart-shaped present suggestion here], treat them to a date/gift they’ll never expect…
Miss Cakehead’s Anatomical Heart Pop-up Shop in Shoreditch
She’s back! Miss Cakehead, (the curator of the sell-out Eat Your Heart Out Halloween cake exhibition), is opening a Valentine’s Day gift shop, great for those who are sick of red velvet cupcakes and chocolate boxes…
When: 8th – 10th February
Where: 133 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG
Last week, London played host to its first ever Diner en Blanc event, a pop up invite-only picnic at a famous city landmark which treats its guests to an unforgettable dining experience. Please note, there’s a strict time schedule, white dress code and you have to tidy up after yourself.
Pop along to Propstore and bag yourself some festival-style food at very wallet friendly prices…
The South Bank’s Propstore is one of our favourite London summer pop ups, part of The National Theatre. With its open-air metal shell, it not only looks rather cool, but has great view of the Thames and the food is really good considering how super cheap it is.
Magnum’s new London pop up ice cream bar gives visitors an opportunity to check into the “Pleasure Pod”, a device which gets your body’s pleasure reaction to food and transforms it into a rather groovy (is the only way to describe it sorry), visual artwork.
Bringing together the worlds of food, science and art, the “Pleasure Pod” is allegedly the world’s first bio-responsive food installation, conceptualised by renowned culinary architects Bompas and Parr. By hooking up your pulse to a series of wires and machines, the pod can measure the intense sensations you experience when eating something pleasurable (in this case an ice cream). The pod then produces a bespoke digital artwork of your body’s reaction projecting it across the inside wall.
We pay a visit to food busker John Quilter on London’s South Bank to see how much his tent-prepared dishes are worth in English pounds…
Food busking is a simple and novel concept: Take the fussiness and haughtiness out of a fancy restaurant, move it onto the street, add a bit of theatre and then let the free market decide how much it is worth paying for.