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Dining & Going Out Supplement

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Winter Dining / Festive food ON AND ON WE DOUGH…….

Dining in December

THE FOOD FEST STARTED LAST SUNDAY WITH CANDLE ONE, BUT CAN LOUISA WALTERS TEMPT YOU TO EAT MORE THIS MONTH?

custard. The cost is £125pp including starters, interim course, main course, side dishes for the table, dessert, petit fours and an aperitif.

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Chanukah isn’t over yet, so there’s still time to take one more doughnut for the team. There are loads around, from kosher stalwarts Carmelli in Golders Green and Hendon Bagel Bakery to artisan versions at Karma Bread in Hampstead and Margot in East Finchley. Our prize for the most innovative filling goes to stollen cream at Karma Bread. Chanukah lighting will take place every day at Soyo in Golders Green, Delicatessen in Hampstead, Pizoyo in Borehamwood and Sophie’s in Edgware. Free doughnuts, cookies or sweets will be handed out.

THE COOLEST PLACE TO PARTY Tropicana Beach Club, the tropical-themed late -night restaurant and bar in London, has been transformed into ‘The Big Freeze’. Under the glittering glow of a giant snowball installation, guests can book beach huts clad with snow and icicles along with the chance to join in snowball fights on the frozen lagoon pool. An impressive line-up of themed entertainment and live performances bring the Arctic paradise to life with the bar mixing up a snowstorm of ice cocktails while the restaurant serves up the likes of fried jerk turkey with all the trimmings. This entertaining winter pop-up melts away at the end of January. IGLOOS IN LONDON

FOR THOSE WHO DO….. We may not all have the tree with baubles but we do have a festive appetite, so where should we go? Offering something a little different Inamo from standard Christmas Day proceedings, the Cinnamon Club will be serving up a Inamo Camden’s external drinking and modern-Indian veritable festive feast, served dining areas have been transformed into a in the historic book-lined surroundings of the winter garden with three exclusive pop-up Grade II-listed former Westminster library. igloo pods. Furnished with sheepskin rugs, The menu will feature dishes such decorated with flowers and fairy lights as carpaccio of home-cured and featuring their own heaters and Shetland salmon with speakers, they’re the perfect place caramel jhalmuri; tandoori to get comfortable and cosy and free-range chicken with feast in style. Guests can dine on saffron almond sauce and sashimi, sushi, tapas and a selecpilau rice or slowtion of sharing dishes such braised milk-fed as sizzling black pepper Herdwick lamb fillet of beef. A fixed shoulder with minimum spend applies nutmeg and fennel for the exclusive use of each The Cinnamon Club sauce and masala braised potato. igloo dependent on the day and time For a touch of festive flavour, finish up with requested. If you can’t fill a whole igloo on chef Vivek Singh’s signature garam masala your own, you can share one with other guests Christmas pudding served with cinnamon from £30pp to £50pp.

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Festive food / Winter Dining MINCING IT UP The Mince Pie Croissant, created by French bakery PAUL is an all-butter croissant filled with rich, sweet mincemeat and dusted with icing sugar. It’s the perfect indulgent treat – hey, it’s a croissant… that means we can eat it for breakfast, right? Meanwhile, Blondies Kitchen at Selfridges has once again revolutionised the traditional mince pie with its mince pie cookie cups. They’re soft vanilla cookie dough with a spiced mincemeat filling… what are you waiting for? KEEPING IT KOSHER A multitude of kosher restaurants will be open on Christmas Day, including Soyo, which brings a taste of the Mediterranean to Golders Green and Borehamwood. While others in the land languish over turkey, you can enjoy a New York savoury crepe (smoked salmon and

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cream cheese) or a roasted vegetable lasagne. There are also things happening at Pizoyo, which is the fusing of Pizaza and Soyo. Pizaza celebrated its 10th birthday with the opening of its third branch in Borehamwood and a fourth in Edgware. Now the two long-established restaurants have been brought together to provide a combined menu of salads, pastas and Mediterranean dishes, with pizzas, shakes and world-famous chili fries. What a way to graze through the season. Delicatessen in Hampstead is also open for business on the big day. TRADITION, TRADITION, TRADITION

Buckingham Palace, the National Gallery and Trafalgar Square only a short walk away. Cost: £135 per adult, £62.50 per child.

sounds perfect, doesn’t it? The Royal Oak in Bushey still has a few spots available for lunch or dinner on 25 December. A recent refurb has resulted in a stylish, comfortable pub and restaurant. The menu has four choices for each course with fish and veggie options as well as roast turkey. Sticky toffee Christmas pudding among the dessert offerings might just well ensure this is a sell-out. Price: £65 per adult, £30 per child. DEPARTURE DINING

Alternatively you could stay local at family favourite Amaretto in Edgware, Hendon or Golders Green which again have excelled themselves with an affordable choice of two menus starting from £19.90. Think about a smoked salmon starter and being within easy reach of your sofa. Now that is a holiday! Izagara

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Ok so we’re Jewish… but we can’t pretend it’s not happening, can we? If you want to adopt the ‘if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em’ school of thought, book a table at Duke’s London in St James’s for Christmas Day and go for full-on traditional indulgence with a five-course lunch featuring turkey and all the trimmings, rounded off with Christmas pudding and mince pies. Nestled in a quiet cobbled courtyard, Dukes London is perfectly located for a pre- or post-Christmas stroll, with

DOWN THE PUB A lazy morning at home and then a leisurely walk or traffic-free drive to the local pub –

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Moving away from traditional fayre entirely, Melissa Ocakbasi Restaurant on Whitchurch Lane in Canon’s Park will tide you over with a Turkish menu cooked with authentic flavours on a charcoal grill. Renowned for the marinade on his lamb, owner Cetin will be ready to serve falafels to his Jewish regulars all through the holidays. The mystically named Izagara is also ready to serve through the season at the stylishly refurbished Turkish restaurant in Edgware. The sharing platter is in keeping with the spirit of the holidays, as nothing says ‘Chrismakah’ quite like dipping into tzatziki with pita bread.

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DEBORAH CICUREL LOOKS AT THE JEWISH RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MOST CELEBRATED CONCERT VENUE IN THE WORLD

n May, thousands of people, including the Prince of Wales, descended on the Royal Albert Hall for the “Israel at 70” celebration. Jewish TV personalities hosted the event, which was filled with music, dance and art, with Ethiopian Israeli singers, an Israeli contemporary dance company and an Israeli classical string quartet. London is blessed with countless concert spaces, but it’s no coincidence the evening took place at the Royal Albert Hall. The magnificent concert hall dates back to the 18th century, and has long had a Jewish connection, making it the perfect place for this momentous celebration. The centuries of history of the Royal Albert Hall have been filled with Jewish tales, whether musical, charitable or literary. For example, the first physicist to sell out the Royal Albert Hall was Professor Albert Einstein in 1933, who was on his way through the UK after fleeing Germany owing to anti-Jewish laws. He was the principal speaker at the Meeting to Raise Funds for the Refugee Assistance Committee, which raised $500,000. Einstein spoke of his escape from Nazi Germany thanks to the committee and of how he realised the Nazis couldn’t be defeated other than by war. As the Second World War began, the Hall continued its fundraising efforts, with concerts from 1940 to raise money for those affected.

Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Sammy Davis Jr sang Personalities including Laurence Olivier, Vera their greatest hits, then performed together. Lynn and George Formby performed, while Sir The Classical Spectacular Concerts was Winston Churchill rallied the audience in 1944. started that year by London-born Jewish impreIn the 1950s, jazz was all the rage, with stars sario and promoter Raymond Gubbay. Musical from Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson performances included light shows, to Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan classical music and dancers and they performing at the Hall, singing remain a regular event. show tunes and jazz hits More recently, there have been written by Jewish composers. musical concerts with Jewish influIn 1965, Jewish musician Bob ences such as Ilan Volkov and Idina Dylan sang hits including Mr Menzel taking to the stage in front Tambourine Man. He returned of admiring crowds. This month, the to the stage in 1966 and 2013. Hall will host its annual performance The International Poetry of Handel’s Messiah in collaboration with Incarnation took place in 1965 at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra the hall, featuring Allen GinsFrank Sinatra, Liza Minelli berg, during which the smell of and Sammy Davis Jr in 1989 and the Philharmonia Chorus, as well as vocal stars and 30-year-old cannabis filled the air. Russian conductor Maxim Emelyanychev. In the 1970s, the Hall was home to the There will also be three live Whose Line Is It Filmharmonic concerts, which raised money for Anyway? shows in honour of the improvisational The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund. comedy’s 30th birthday, which was dreamt up by Top film composers conducted their own work, Jewish producer and writer Dan Patterson. including Oscar-winning American Jewish The Royal Albert Hall holds events with composer Elmer Bernstein, who was behind the Jewish influences, composers and performances scores in movies including The Great Escape. each year, so there’s no need to wait for Israel’s The year 1989 was also a bumper one for 80th before visiting to get a taste of the contincelebrating Jewish talent. In April, it held the uing Jewish connection. five-night Ultimate Event, in which Frank

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AMBRIDGE IS LIKE A LITTLE LONDON,” said the concierge, and indeed it is – magnificent historical buildings, fabulous shops, lots of great places to eat at and, at long last, a truly luxury landmark hotel with a destination restaurant. Opened in 1834, University Arms has undergone a two-year, £80 million transformation under new ownership, and opened this summer. Situated in the heart of the city, overlooking Parker’s Piece, it has 192 beautiful bedrooms (including 12 suites named after Cambridge alumni), a magnificent bar, a cosy library, a great British brasserie and wonderful function rooms. Every element of the building has been designed to reflect the literary and academic spirit of Cambridge, while ensuring it appeals to business and leisure visitors alike. The interiors are by Martin Brudnizki, who

did The Ivy, and each suite has a private library curated by Heywood Hill, the Mayfair bookshop. Parker’s Tavern, the brasserie, combines the feel of a Cambridge college dining hall with Ivy Café décor and ambience. City breaks are generally about dumping your bags and setting off on foot to explore, but on a dark, drizzly November afternoon, the lure of the cosy library with its book-lined shelves and huge original marble fireplace was just too great. We ordered scones and were told that there might be a wait as a new batch was just going into the oven. You can’t get more fresh than that! Twenty minutes later, we were served the largest, best-tasting and finest textured scones we’ve ever eaten. Our sumptuous suite was another reason not to leave the building. Decorated in a calming muted colour palette with statement lights, it had a soft velvet sofa and armchairs,

a magnificent bespoke bookcase to house the huge TVs (yes, plural) and carefully-chosen books. The bathroom boasted stunning Edwardian-style fixtures and fittings, bespoke marble washstand, D.R. Harris toiletries and the most efficient underfloor heating I’ve come across. I feared that after a soak in the clawfoot bath and a snuggle down in the thick towelling robe I’d be tempted to order room service for dinner, but the buzzy 65-seat bar with its striking marble-patterned wallpaper (chosen to represent antique book covers) was calling with the promise of a glass of English sparkling wine. Dinner at Parker’s Tavern is a treat. Chef Tristan Welch had a dream to create an affordable destination restaurant serving locally-sourced, seasonal food, with every dish designed to be a whimsical reimagining of a British classic – and he has absolutely pulled it off. We feasted on slow-cooked truffled duck egg

on toast, tempura courgettes with honey, nut brown buttered sole and honey and thyme duck with silky mash – comfort food with a modern edge. Dessert was a classic Duke of Cambridge tart (candied citrus and brown sugar) and a super-indulgent Valrhona dark chocolate bar. Breakfast in Parker’s Tavern is buffet style – all manner of breads, pastries, smoked salmon, cheeses, fresh fruit, yoghurts and muesli. When people ask me what the difference is between Oxford and Cambridge, I finally feel qualified to answer. They both have a university, but only Cambridge has a University Arms. Rooms from £205, www.universityarms.com


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Travel tips / Winter Dining OTHER WINTER WEEKEND HOTSPOTS The Angel & Blue Pig, Lymington In the picturesque Georgian market town of Lymington, The Angel & Blue Pig is a quirky pub with 12 bedrooms boasting understated elegance and charm. Guests can enjoy a warm fire and delicious home-made food in the evenings after a day exploring the romantic landscapes and pretty coastal paths in and around the New Forest.

The Mash Inn, High Wycombe This charming pub in the picturesque hamlet of Radnage is a foodie’s paradise, with an open kitchen and a large extended dining room that is almost Scandi in feel. The six bedrooms are simply furnished with black and white décor, and breakfast is served in bed, making this the perfect indulgent winter treat. Hughenden Manor, Benjamin Disraeli’s former country residence, is a 15-minute drive away.

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Cotswolds In the historic market town of Northleach in the Cotswolds, The Wheatsheaf Inn blends a 17th-century coaching inn with modern luxuries. There are 14 beautifully decorated rooms with fabulous power showers, clawfoot baths and wonderfully comfortable beds. It’s really cosy with open fires and rugs covering the flagstone floors. The property has stunning tiered cottage gardens and the menus feature great quality simple, rustic food.

The White Hart, Ford This Grade II listed coaching inn in Ford, near Chippenham, Wiltshire, is a traditional 16th century building with 11 stylish rooms. The place is packed with original features and overlooks a picturesque trout stream. Surrounded by some of England’s most scenic landscapes, this is a true British bolthole. You can expect great food and crafted cocktails, plus White Company products and Nespresso machines in the bedrooms.

The Devonshire Arms Pilsley, Derbyshire This cosy bijou pub in a village on the Chatsworth estate has rooms (some with four-poster beds) featuring chintz fabrics, antique furniture and beautiful bathrooms. Good food and a decent wine list complete the offering. The Chatsworth farm shop is just a few minutes’ walk away, while the magnificent Chatsworth House is a short drive (or a long walk). Guests can also check out the Wedgwood afternoon tea at Chatsworth House.

Lime Wood, Hampshire This boutique country house in the New Forest National Park is laid-back luxury at its best. Chef Angela Hartnett and Lime Wood’s Luke Holder do the cooking, pulling together both of their much-admired signature styles, in the hotel’s relaxed and stylish Italian restaurant. The award-winning spa is dedicated to natural well-being and is inspired by its forest surroundings. Cosy on down!

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Winter Dining / Going out with kids

Lighting up the holidays

WE ARE JUST ABOUT KEEPING THE MIRACLE OF THE MACCABEES AND THEN REALISE THERE IS STILL MORE HOLIDAY AHEAD. SO WHAT IS OUT THERE TO ENTERTAIN AND SPREAD THE MAGIC OF CHRISMAKAH? ASKS DEBBIE COLTON

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Tea At The After all those latkes, it’s time to don your finery and head to the heart of London, where throughout December you can book to have the festive Winter Wonderland Tea. A smorgasbord of yule logs, chocolate snowballs and Christmas tree cupcakes alongside tea and sandwiches. Or hang on till January and go to the Orginal Sweetshop themed tea, which is like stepping into a rhubarb and custard world (vouchers make a great Chanukah gift). With Liquorice Allsorts cheesecake and Coco-Cola slice, it’s a tea the late Gene Wilder would be proud of.

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the world, showing little ones how things are done in other countries. From the Christmas markets and the AdventsKranz in Germany, to India’s celebration of Christmas Baba, young visitors can follow the trail, stopping at the variety of Christmas carts on a fun journey through the festive traditions of Mexico, China, Italy, Australia, India, UK and Ethiopia. KidZania London will take on a seasonal twist, with activities including festive ‘Frozen’ face painting at the Snazaroo painting studio and a Christmas parade around the City.

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Royal Albert Hall is pretty special. Spectacular acoustics and no bad seats in the house make this a perfect venue to take your children to enjoy music in a truly unique setting. First up on 12 December for those at private school is a family screening of the 1965 classic A Charlie Brown Christmas. It will introduce little ears to the jazzy sounds of the film as the screening will be followed by a performance from the Jason Frederick Cinematic Trio playing the repertoire of Charlie Brown composer, Vince Guaraldi.

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Chocolate Shout chocolate to a group of children and see how they run. These Pied Piper tactics are what’s required for the chocolate workshop (London venue to be revealed by wrapper). This isn’t just about consuming, as there is a serious bit of history, so you might want to take kids who enjoy finding out about things as well as sticking their face in a bowl. Not cheap at £445 for six people, it is, however, a truly Wonkaesque experience as you spend two hours with a chocolate expert finding out how chocolate came to London, the rise of the City’s Cocoa House and the success of Cadbury. Then you make chocolate yourself. From preparing, cutting, dipping and decorating, your only limitation is your own imagination and you know where that takes you. www.family-twist.com

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JW3 If you fancy yourself as the next Torvill or Dean, then head down to JW3. The outdoor ice rink comes complete with glimmering lights, vibrant music and an electric atmosphere, so even if you are floundering around you can pass it off as dancing! For those more Orville than Torvill, you can hang onto penguin stabilisers. Seated banana toboggans can be pre-booked for less confident little ones to have fun on. Rink is open from 2 December to 6 January. www.jw3.org.uk/icerink

If you want to escape the Queen’s Speech, facon viennas and family rows, take your gang off on 25 December to JW3’s Families Winter Disco. Get on down and boogie to the best of pop and old school kids party hits at the interactive disco-style party for all the family. Craft activities, soft play and games start the day, and children’s entertainer Ilana Banana will host a true dance extravaganza.

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the Maccabees, but you can uncover the mystery of ancient worlds with an incredible private experience at the British Museum. A quick jump through time, and your whole family will be surrounded by wonderful marble sculptures and frescoes of the Parthenon, as well as gigantic winged bulls in the Assyrian section. It’s a two-hour fun-filled tour and will make what can be an overwhelming museum utterly enthralling for all ages. Children get a game booklet full of questions, riddles and games and you get to have as much fun as them.

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Wyllyotts Theatre never disappoints in delivering West End standard entertainment at realistic prices. Always check their calendar for upcoming shows and films, which currently includes panto Jack and The Beanstalk (until 6 January), a magical extravaganza with live music, stunning sets, sensational costumes and slick choreography and spectacular music. They also have a Royal Ballet screening of The Nutcracker; Off Broadway, a show filled with show tunes performed by professionals and amateurs and a special showing ofIt’s A Wonderful Life on 17 December. www.tickets.wyllyottstheatre.co.uk

OUCH! We can all hope our children will grow up to be doctors, but the identical twins that are Drs Chris and Xand have actually got their ologies and are bringing their award-winning CBBC show to the stage. Operation Ouch Live is at the Apollo Theatre from today to 6 January, and promises to answer some definitive life questions such as ‘What does it look like inside of Dr Xand’s head? How can germs be good for you? What can you do with a month’s worth of farts? How does sneezing work? What exactly happens to the food you eat? Get ready for the answers. www.operationouchliveonstage.com

L ook Out For Ilai The incredible talents of Ilai Szpiezak and

his Upstage Creative team, who bring to life events all over the world, are now bringing a whole new circus experience to London, so get out your passport and make the journey across the river to Winterville at Clapham Common (12/13/19/20 December). More suited to older childen owing to some darkish elements, CRASH is a tale of love, danger and mystery, featuring heartstopping acrobatics, astounding aerial dance and eerie balletic pieces set to a lyrical electronic soundtrack. www.winterville.co.uk

Make the most of being southside and follow Kidadl founder Hannah Feldman’s pick of the activities. “I’m planning to take my kids to an OKIDO workshop at Winterville,” she says. “OKIDO teaches children under seven about science via a series of fun activities (the Winterville workshops are themed around phosphorus, gravity and static electricity), and kids will recognise its mascot, Messy Monster, from the hit CBeebies show.” Free app Kidadl helps you find the best days out in London: https://app.kidadl.com

Big Screen While we all love a bit of family time, the joy of

the holidays can wear a little thin as sugar highs and lows create emotional responses to simple requests. When it all gets a bit much, it’s time to bring in the ultimate childcare: a screen. If you’re feeling adventurous, head out to Hackney to the Luna cinema winter experience and see some classics in a pop-up venue. This December includes Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street and The Muppets Christmas Carol. www.thelunacinema.com/evolutionary-arts -hackney

LOOKING AHEAD North London’s Got Talent is set to return for a fourth year in February 2019. Singers, dancers, magicians and even cheerleaders will take to the stage at Finchley’s artsdepot theatre on Saturday, 2 February in this fantastic charity event, which raises vital funds for patient care at the North London Hospice. The 12 acts will pull out all the stops to entertain the audience and impress the judging panel, but only one will go home with the coveted Glitterball trophy. The winners will take the mantle from the 2018 winners, Sailors! – the youth troupe from the Sue Nieto Theatre School. Tickets can be purchased via www.northlondonhospice.org or www.artsdepot.co.uk

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