This was the day to explore, drink and eat as much as we possibly could – everything and anything fermented.
Our first stop was place called ‘Rök’, Scandinavian restaurant in Islington. Their menu was impressive! Fermented starters and sides featuring various root vegetable, pickled vegetable and fruit as part of every dish on the menu. And the wine was pretty good too (organic and fermented, so it still counts right?)
A very simple menu but perfect in every detail. Definitely a lunch to remember and whet our appetite for the day ahead.
Our next stop was ‘Rawduck’ in Hackney where they offer huge amount of different pickles, and most importantly Kombucha and Kombucha cocktails – the main reason of our visit. We tried some interesting flavours, and left feeling very inspired. We also visited their “sister” Little duck The Picklery later that evening that impressed us with large sharing table full of goodness, and wall packed with various ferments.
Our main reason to cross the pond was however, to attend a masterclass run by very successful Kombucha maker Adam from JARR kombucha, hosted by Sanolife. This masterclass was all about nutritions, balanced diet AND kombucha. The evening was being open by lovely Heather from Sanolife who is nutritionist and was talking about the importance of balanced diet, sugar, microbiome and understanding of what we put into our bodies. Second part of the event belonged to Adam.
Adam is in the business since 2015 and is very knowledgeable. He shared his experience and knowledge, his journey from living in California and moving to London to start his Kombucha business. Adam was explaining the importance of choosing the right vessel, sugar, experiments with different types of teas, and what to be aware of when brewing either in small or large scale. Part of the masterclass was to prepare our own kombucha, which unfortunately we couldn’t do as we were flying back. We managed to smuggle some of the SCOBY back to Dublin though!! 🙂
The evening was finished with Q&A’s while we were munching on delicious food provided by Sanolife, yum!
We had a great time in London and will be definitely back soon for more “research” !!!