| Karin Wasteson


Every week, The Sybarite collates its pick of the hottest luxury lifestyle news into bite-size chunks. In this week’s edition, we cover the opening of Hovarda in Soho, Bea Vo’s all-American bakery opening, Mortimer House Kitchen and Thanksgiving at 108 Brasserie.
The opening of Hovarda in SohoHovarda

Inspired by the Aegean region, encompassing Turkey and Greece, the bar and restaurant will combine great cocktails, DJs and seafood in the heart of Soho. The menu comes courtesy of Hus Vedat from sister-restaurant Yosma and centres around the fantastic seafood dishes ubiquitous throughout the region.

The fish menu will change daily, but main courses will include marinated sea bream, fennel and saffron, wood fire beetroot, orange and Galomitzithra, rilled smoked eel, fava, radishes with caper leaves, crab borek and lemon sauce and kleftico, slow roasted Ryeland lamb, lamb-fat potatoes and oregano.

Mortimer House Kitchen

Opening today and located within Mortimer House, Mortimer House Kitchen will focus on providing fresh, sustainable and organic produce with an eclectic menu created by Head Chef Luca Unali. Open from breakfast through to dinner, the all-day menu will offer unconventional Mediterranean dishes with hints of Middle Eastern flavour.

The breakfast menu’s avocado section features baked avocado with poached eggs and smoked salmon and grilled halloumi with avocado on flaxseed bread. The menu includes quirky items like charcoal cauliflower with garlic aioli, courgette spaghetti with pistachio pesto and smoked ricotta, and charcoal-grilled pluma Ibérico with smoked aubergine, tahini and za’atar.

Bea’s All-American Bakery

Cake connoisseur Bea Vo has chosen White City as the site for her new bakery Butterscotch. The new bakery, which is based on the ground floor of the Westworks development, opens following a successful pop-up at Old Street station.

Drawing on Bea’s American heritage, the bakery will sell the likes of Buckeye Brownies, Snickerdoodle cookies, Snicker fudge and key lime pie cupcakes. You will also find double stuffed croissants, Cinnamon Buns and Madeleines, as well as freshly brewed coffee from speciality roasters Squaremile and turmeric and charcoal lattes.

Thanksgiving day at 108 Brasserie

Thanksgiving dates back to the 1600s and commemorates a particularly successful harvest season. The harvest was celebrated by the Pilgrims – Dutch settlers of modern-day Massachusetts and Native Americans who came together for a three-day feast. Today Americans celebrate with their loved ones by enjoying a hearty meal and giving thanks around the table.

On Thursday 23rd November at 108 Brasserie guests can celebrate Thanksgiving with three special courses from executive chef Russell Ford, available at £40 per person or two courses at £30. At Town House at the Kensington guests can enjoy a three-course meal dinner for £45 per person.

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