Here at the ‘Its Rude to Stare’ HQ we’re pretty darn bossy. I mean, we like to tell you guys where to go and when to do it. Sometimes it’s a polite recommendation (at least that’s what we make you believe) but mostly, if the event is too damn good to miss – it’s most definitely a ‘GO and GO NOW’ approach.
We also believe in being extra spontaneous and that’s how we like our readers to be (at times). For instance, we woke up this morning and decided we wanted to go to Beirut, so that’s what we’re going to do this week (kidding, my boss said no to time off) but we will be going to the closest thing …..and think you should to.
Mile High is back with a vengeance and bringing Beirut to the streets of London.
If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know what their about yet, then it’s simply this : Mile High takes the best bits of a weekend away – the food, the drink and the unexpected – and serves them up in style in a pop-up venue.
Ahem, as I was saying, Mile High (destination Beirut) starts from the 1st-4th May and again on the 8th-11th May in a hidden location on South Regent St (part of The Crown’s £500m investment plan for the area).
If you think you’ll be seeing Middle Eastern cliches such as shisha pipes and mint teas, you better think again because these chaps are aiming for a more subtle and nostalgic recreation of the city’s unique and eclectic style – a fascinating mix of Arab, Ottoman and French art nouveau.
The menu will be a Levantine feast created by ex-Moro chef Oliver Templeton which includes:
Smoked labneh, sour cherry, broad bean, asparagus salad with crisp bread
Grilled squid, green pea and salsify with braised celery, lemon and chili
Roasted lamb belly, fondant potato, garlic and zat’ar puree, tomato and almond salad
Rose and pomegranate jelly, cardamom custard and biscuit
(vegetarian & gluten free menus ONLY available on request)
Dinner costs £65 per person and will be served in style by Mile High’s chic and unique cabin crew; glam, entertaining and as theatrical as ever.
Photo Credit: Oleg Tolstoy