Saturday, 30 June 2012

Up on the roof

Peckham multi-storey carpark. Home of the annual Bold Tendencies art installation project and Franks Cafe & Campari Bar. Judging by the crowds up there today for the opening party, hanging out in car parks has never been cooler.

The kitchen, where I'll be spending the remainder of the summer, opens tomorrow - Sunday 1st July - with a menu inspired by people, culture and flavours of Peckham and South East London. We'll be incorporating Caribbean, West African and Middle Eastern flavours, all cooked over a charcoal bbq.

Come on up for a Negroni and plate of plantain with burnt pepper sauce. You can check out a sample menu here.

Franks Cafe, 10th Floor, Peckham multi-storey car park, 95A Rye Lane, SE15 4ST
Thursday - Sunday from July to September.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

And onwards, to Cadaqués

For la vida - and comida - salvaje!

Sea Urchin, fresh from the Med, sea lettuce, wild fennel, wild rosemary, plus a shop-bought tomato, cucumber, and some japanese rice crackers. Yum!

Barcelona, the real Barcelona

I know it is, because I just went there.

Ox Cheek at Pinotxo bar, in the Boqueria market.

Some chillies. Also in the Boqueria

And brains with balls...

Weymouth, the new Barcelona

 It must be true... it says so in the Guardian.

Good news, celebrated with a lobster lunch, at the Hive Beach Cafe.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Final Week at the Particular

Gorilla Jerk rolls into it's final week at The London Particular in New Cross. We still have a couple of places available for Thursday night (tomorrow). The final menu will look something like this:

Ox heart & scotch bonnet ketchup

Kingston Roulette peppers

Sweet corn & pimento butter

Squid, cauliflower & cashew nuts

Jerk pig's cheek, red onion & pickled pineapple

Smoked yogurt, sorrel punch & raspberries

There's also an Elderflower Mule cocktail to begin, and a little surprise at the end. £25 per head. Give me a shout to book your spot.

Saturday, 2 June 2012


Big vibes this week at The Particular! Gorilla Jerk burning up real nice! Thanks to everyone who've made it down so far, and look forward to all those who are coming down this week. There's still a couple of place left for Friday 8th, so get in touch if you fancy coming.

Full report coming soon - right now I'm off to enjoy my day off!

See ya x

Thanks to Helen Rankin for the photo - more of that to come too!