Pilgrim’s progress, super gaming, SKAUS goes camp and Love Lane pop up
There seems to be a real clutch of exciting food and drink events happening in Liverpool at the moment. Here is a round up of places to go, things to do, food to eat and drink to, er, drink.
Pilgrim at Duke Street Market
BBC Million Pound Menu winners Pilgrim will be launching their much-anticipated Duke Street Market restaurant on May 15th with a 50% off soft launch period. Inspired by ancient pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Pilgrim aims to be more than just another typical Spanish restaurant.
Small sharing plates (from £9 to £12) will feature seasonal, ethically sourced regional produce with a big focus on fired flavour. There’ll also be a four-course tasting menu option at £35. The centerpiece of the 40 cover restaurant will be an open fire kitchen, cooking up dishes including wood-roasted pork chop and fennel emulsion, char-grilled sardines with black olive crumb, scallops with smoked butter and barbecued octopus tentacle with guindilla pepper salsa (pictured above). Desserts and bar snacks will also be available, along with an extensive drinks menu including more than fifty rotating wines, more than thirty vermouths, port and Spanish sherries and creative ‘taptails’ (cocktails on tap.)
The soft launch period will be between May 15-19th with a 50% discount on food (no bookings available for this period), with the restaurant available for bookings from May 22nd.
Pilgrim, Duke St Market, 46 Duke St, Liverpool, L1 5AS
Roxy Ballroom super-venue
The second Roxy Ballroom will open its doors on the site of the old BHS café in Rainford Square in the Cavern Quarter on Friday 3rd May. The new super-venue is the company’s 8th and largest site to date. The new venue includes a four-lane bowling alley and nine-hole mini golf course along with ping pong, pool, shuffleboard, beer pong and arcade games.
The 16,000-square foot space also houses a whole host of private and semi-private hire areas catering for groups of all sizes - making it the ideal venue for corporate get-togethers, parties and quirky events.
Fifteen screens and two large projectors and will show all the best coverage from across Sky and BT Sports.
Roxy Ballroom, Rainford Square, Cavern Quarter
SKAUS KAFE at Camp and Furnace
From Wednesday 24th April SKAUS KAFE will launch inside the Camp + Furnace Lobby on a long term contract, taking over all food operations, including events.
SKAUS KAFE will be open Monday to Saturday 9am-6pm serving breakfast/brunch until midday. It will then offer a range of hearty open sandwiches and new seasonal small plates until late afternoon. They’ll also be re-launching their take on the renowned Camp + Furnace roast (every Sunday 12pm-5pm) with their renowned duck fat hasselback spuds (pictured above) along with slow roast beef brisket or corn fed roast chicken.
SKAUS at Camp + Furnace Lobby, 67 Greenland St, Liverpool L1 0BY
Kilty & Co to host second pop up at 17 Love Lane
Following on from his sell out pop up at The Bagelry in Liverpool City Centre in April, Chef Eddie Kilty has announced his next event will be held at 17 Love Lane on Saturday 4 May.
The 5-Course Tasting Menu will see Eddie create a range of dishes including sticky glazed pork cheek along with his cheeky and unique take on the fish finger butty and Scouse.
Liverpool based Eddie has worked in a diverse range of kitchens including having served as Head Chef at two AA Rosette rated 4-star hotel The Inn on the Lake, in Glenridding, and through his freelance business, Kilty & Co., working for chefs including Andrew Pern at the Michelin Starred, Star Inn at Harome and Emily Watkins’ at the Kingham Plough in the Cotswolds.
Eddie's style of cooking showcases his modern contemporary style.
There are only 35 places available at the exclusive event with places at only £45.00 per head for Eddie’s seven course tasting menu. Pepper Ink Events will be running the bar and wine service.
Tickets are available through EventBrite.