Welcome to another quick Brighton and Hove good news update. I thought I would share some of the interesting bits and pieces that I come across in my travels around the city’s restaurants and bars.
Kitgum Kitchen on the move
Some of you may remember that I reviewed 1972 Kitgum Kitchen back when they first set up shop in the Sir Charles Napier in Hanover. I was hugely impressed with Fayaz’s cooking, which was inspired by the dishes of his youth, when I reviewed last year. The style is that of the Indian community in Uganda who were forcibly removed from the country by the tyrant Idi Amin. The food is a happy combination of East African and Indian cooking, with some fantastic curry dishes and nibbles.
Well Fayaz has been on the move since my review. After setting up at The Mesmerist he is on the move again to a much more suitable venue in my humble opinion. 1972 Kitgum Kitchen will be taking over at The Signalman pub up by London Road station. This superb local pub will be serving his food from this Monday the 29th January, with special offers available all week. I think this is a great move for Kitgum Kitchen, and for those who frequent The Signalman you are in for a real treat. Be sure to pop along and support Fayaz in his new home.
If The Signalman is a bit out of your comfort zone, Kitgum will continue to be available from the Street Food Diner every Friday lunchtime in Brighthelm Gardens on Queens Road. He will be taking his spot alongside the other fabulous street food vendors such as Mestiza Filipina, Olly’s Fish Shack, Baby Bao, Soul Street Kitchen, Dead Good Burrito and more. Be sure to check out the Street Diner as it is the perfect #Friyay lunchtime treat.
This is an event too good to be missed. The absolutely belting beers of UnBarred Brewery will be taking over the taps at Worthing’s premier micropub, The Brooksteed Alehouse, on Wednesday the 31st January. Expect to see some mighty fine brews that challenge the usual beer categories. In addition to being treated to some amazing craft beers, you will also get a chance to chat to Jordan about his brewing.
If you have not yet been to the Brooksteed what are you waiting for? This is a superb micropub that celebrates beer of all styles. With 5 real ales, 4 craft beers and over 40 different bottles and cans on offer you can always find something to get stuck into. Being a micropub you can always expect a warm welcome and some friendly locals to chat to, so if you are visiting on your own you needed worry.
More details on the event here:
The Set is one of the city’s shining stars, and they are bringing something new to the city’s drinks scene. The team behind The Set are taking over the reins of The Cocktail Shack, which many of you will know is in the same building, and creating a new venue called 34 Bar. This will be along the same lines as The Set when it comes to their offering. Drinks will be seasonal with clarity of flavour and no fuss. I am looking forward to seeing where the guys take this and what cocktails they have come up with. Keep an eye out for offers and new drinks on their Facebook and Twitter page.
Czech Wine Tasting @ Plateau
Plateau, the purveyors of all things natural and biodynamic, are hosting a Czech wine tasting on the 1st February. This is a wine region that I know nothing about, so I am sure it will be a superb and enlightening evening. Guests will have the opportunity to try white, red, sparkling and orange wines (skin contact) from this relatively unknown wine making region. Here is some info from their event:
“Moravia is the south-eastern part of the Czech Republic. As a wine region, it is still to be discovered in the UK although winemaking has been going on there since the Roman times. It neighbours northern Austria, shares its topography and shows superb potential to not only grow similar Austrian varieties but also Burgundian grapes that shine here alongside interesting local varieties.
Jiri from Basket Press Wines handpicked winemakers who form a new wave in Moravian winemaking tradition. These winemakers work in natural/low intervention way, producing wines with vibrant varietal expression, beautiful fruit and great structure.
When? 1st of February 6.30 pm
How much? 8 wines + nibbles for £15 !
Call us to book on 01273 733085 or book online via our website
Feel free to join us after for dinner!”