Drams in the Dark at Mac & Wild + Conflict Café
By Joe Teng
Summer may be on the verge of disappearing for yet another year (how quickly has that gone!), but let’s not get too downhearted, because here at LuxuryLondon.com, we may just have the solution to beat your post-holiday blues: plenty of great news about superb new dining options and offerings!
Straight Shootin’ and Dark Drams at Mac & Wild
Back in July, London’s favourite Scottish restaurant, Mac & Wild, launched their very own whisky bar and virtual shooting range. Oh yes, you’ve read that right: you can now fulfil your dream of being Clint Eastwood.
Located near Liverpool Street Station, Mac & Wild has cleverly designed a unique western-themed whisky tasting experience by working closely with brands such as Glenfiddich and Monkey Shoulder to create a unique mix of whisky slushies, whisky highballs, and even a daily ‘Whisky Happy Hour’ between 5pm and 7pm. In addition, the restaurant has also teamed up with whisky connoisseur Blair Bowman to conjure up a thirst quenching menu and events schedule.
Mac & Wild will be pouring an astounding 200 varieties of whisky plus numerous Scottish craft beers, their very own pre-bottled cocktails, as well as serving Scottish inspired food, including venison scotch eggs, haggis pops, and their award winning ‘veni-moo’ burger.
And if that wasn’t enough fun, Blair Bowman and the team have come up with a very cool whisky tasting experience called ‘Drams in the Dark’. Held every Friday and Saturday night, these events are perfect for all whisky aficionados willing to immerse and challenge themselves in an intimate setting that’s completely in the dark, and instead has you relying every bit on your other senses. This incredible and unique experience will include some four or five drams of whisky along with some delicious pairing canapes.
As for the shooting range, this area is kitted out with two shooting lanes and uses the very best virtual technology. So why not let your hair down, escape the hectic city life, and enjoy Mac & Wild’s shooting and whisky bonanza while declaring, as Clint did, “Do you feel lucky, punk”?
Learn more at www.macandwild.com/drams-in-the-dark
Conflict Café Myanmar Supper Club
Conflict Café is known for being one of the country’s most inspirational pop ups, and September certainly promises to be an exceptionally inspirational period.
Throughout the month the team behind Conflict Café will be creating mouth water dishes inspired by Burmese cuisine with the help of Anglo-Burmese cook Cordelia Peel. The goal? To teach people about the country’s history and, more importantly, to promote peace in the region.
It is incredibly important to note that proceeds from this dinner go straight to a charity that helps the affected country. This month it will be International Alert who will benefit from this event to help with their peace building efforts in Myanmar.
This year’s supper club will be running at the House of Vans, near Waterloo Station, on the 18th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd of September, and costing around £48 per person.
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Contributor Joe Teng, aka ‘FoodPunk Joe’, is a London-based food critic on a mission to showcase the city’s best cuisine, from fine dining restaurants to food markets. You can follow his adventures at https://foodpunkjoe.wordpress.com/