Friday night - fish supper time, isn't it? And it's the last few days of Lee Skeet's residency at the Hackney Empire, so get down there for a fish fix, sharpish. The chef (who is former head chef of the Michelin-star winning Hedone and was nominated this week as best chef at the YBFs) will be cooking up a five-course seafood feast, sittings start at 7pm and you can get £38 tickets here. There's also a few spaces left for the final night tomorrow.
Oh yeah - it's the big one...It's Abrekebabra time! If, like us, you've been dreaming of this kebab-off to find out who's king of the grills (while also humming this song too) then Saturday is the day to make it happen. Cooking up kebabs on the day are Lucky Chip, Mangal, Neil Rankin, Berber & Q (their offering is above....droool) and Chick'n Sours chef Carl Clarke. It takes place in the cool MC Motors space in Dalston and there'll also be Turkish cocktails courtesy of drinks maestros Ruby's - and don't miss the firework display too. Tickets cost £25 from here. Basically, this day can't come soon enough. Bring on the meat!
For something completely different, the cult-favourite kitchen Rochelle Canteen is opening their doors for the weekend, and serving lunch from 12-3pm on Saturday, then dinner from 6pm-8.30pm, while on Sunday they'll be open midday until 4pm for a spot of lunch. If the weather's good, sit outside and enjoy their banging secret garden right in the middle of Shoreditch. Extra amazingness: it's BYOB too. Book a table at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rajiv's Kitchen is hosting an evening of Nepalese food in his new pop-up venue, Briggs and Williams. On the menu? Well, there's three courses of delights, including chicken momos (dumplings) to start, slow cooked goat curry, chicken pickle, paneer with chilli and peas, all served with rice and paratha bread. For dessert, there's lime infused coconut ice-cream. Tickets cost £25 and it starts at 7.30pm. Oh, he's also doing a momos only walk-in dinner service at the same venue on Friday, too.