Ever fancied a posh meal down the local meat merchant’s on Kentish Town Road? That’s the premise for a new twice-weekly pop-up right near the tube station next month.
Marcelo Henriquez is a Chilean chef from Santiago who’s been based in the neighbourhood since 2012. After leaving chef school he began his gastronomic career in his home city, before heading to Europe, developing a modern Mediterranean approach – and meeting his wife, Emily.
The venue for this intriguing experiment? Why, none other than the very longstanding Harry’s Fine Foods. “They’ve been the source of much of our produce from day one,” says Emily, “and we’re really happy now to be teaming up with them to hold our pop-up within their doors.”
Inside the multi-tasking fishmonger and butcher’s, the pair will welcome guests to dine on a seven-course menu laden with organic meat and seafood, accompanied by bread and salsa, with a welcome cocktail and fresh mint tea or coffee to finish. Chilean wine will be available to buy at “a very reasonable price”, they say.
One thing’s for sure, it’ll surely give new arrival Beef & Brew opposite a run for its money. At least for one month only.
Tempted? Tickets are £40. ONA at The Butcher’s Shop will be running throughout November every Fri and Sat evening from 8pm. To buy a ticket head here.