5 Stories with Porter’s Gin – 11 & 12th March 2019:
Gin has become chic again. Hurrah! Which is good news for those of us who never stopped loving it. But as much as I enjoy a G&T or a gin-based cocktail, it’s a spirit that I associate as an aperitive rather than as an accompaniment to a meal. That makes the Porter’s Gin masterclass, and a five-course tasting menu accompanied by five paired gin cocktails all the more intriguing.
Porter’s Gin is teaming up with No Idea, a food concept company, at TT Liquor in East London. They have sourced 5 amazing barmen from the crème de la crème of London bars to excite, entertain and amaze us with their cocktail creations.
Using the slogan ‘fine dining through the eyes of a pastry chef’, each of the bartenders will create a different cocktail for each of the evening’s 5 courses using either Porter’s Gin or Porter’s Tropical Old Tom as a basis for their creations. They are:
ENRICO GONZATO – DANDELYAN
SIMONE DE LUCA – PUNCH ROOMS
VINCE SMART – HAWKSMOOR
CHARLOTTE CHARRET – THE BLOOMSBURY CLUB BAR
JACK PORTER – LIBRARY BAR, THE NED
Each course from No Idea includes playful pastry, teasing our taste buds with a mixture of sweet and sour. We are promised that each course will be paired with a drink that not only compliments the dish but also brings something else to it.
Example dishes might include ‘Fig, Walnut & Brioche’; ‘Heritage Carrots, Passionfruit and Coffee’; ‘Rhubarb, Duck Egg and Black Cardamom’.In addition, we will be treated to a Porter’s Gin masterclass during the evening learning all about the subtleties of this modern classic gin brand. Founded by three friends in Aberdeen, it has established itself as the gin of choice with bartenders in some of the leading cocktail bars in the UK and beyond.
If you’d like to join us there, you’d better book quickly as it’s for 2 nights only:
Monday 11th 8 pm sitting: £80 to include a Porter’s Gin masterclass /5-course tasting menu / 5 Cocktail Pairings
Tuesday 12th 6 pm sitting: £50 to include Porter’s Gin masterclass / 5 cocktails / 5 snacks
Hosted at: TT Liquor, 17B Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA
Disclosure: We have been invited to this event as guests of Porter’s Gin