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Spicing up Manhattan

First Frankie went to Hollywood, now The Cinnamon Club goes to Manhattan.  In a true fusion of continents, it will be a case of India-meets-London-meets-New York when Westminster restaurant The Cinnamon Club – headed up by executive chef and CEO Vivek Singh – pops up at Desmond’s NYC between 7th – 11th February.

Desmond's restaurant in Manhattan, New York City

Housed in a 1920s bank on the Upper East Side, Desmond’s is a firm favourite with the great and the good and serious foodies. At the helm is celebrated British chef and co-owner David Hart – formerly of Soho House and Claridge’s – whose restaurant will act as the perfect backdrop to Vivek’s modern Indian cuisine.

A little bird tells us that dishes may include seared breast of Long Island duck with Hyderabadi-style sesame and tamarind sauce, and 8 oz steak of US beef with slow-cooked onion sauce and stir-fried morels, but you’ll need to head there to find out for yourself!

Everything will be served from Desmond’s open-plan kitchen beneath a stunning arched dome ceiling, with diners enjoying the plush surroundings of the restaurant whilst sipping the signature Cinnamon Bellini.

Both restaurants and chefs are dedicated to delivering food that is fresh and creative and are known for their stunning presentation, so it’s sure to be a match made in heaven for lucky customers who book a table for the pop up event.

Reservation enquiries can be made by telephone on  +1 212 207 4949 or by email to

If you don’t have time to jet off to New York City for the pop up, The Cinnamon Club have some fabulous December offers back at their London base.

Omar Allibhoy Tapas ‘Pop-Up’ at Taste of London Festival

Estrella Damm, Spain’s leading premium beer brand today announced that a series of exclusive Estrella Damm Beer & Tapas Master Classes will be available to visitors at the ‘Taste of London’ food and drink festival, which is being held in Regent’s Park, London between 16th and 19th June.

During the festival, Tapas Revolution’s Omar Allibhoy, who was trained by El Bulli’s legendary head chef Feran Adrià, will create a feast for the senses with demonstrations of how to create innovative tapas such as ‘Roasted pepper and anchovy’, ‘Endives & Valdeon cheese foam’, ‘Morcilla de Burgos’ and ‘Mussels in escabeche’.

Food and drink lovers visiting the Estrella Damm stand at Taste of London will be able to sample these exclusive tapas  – and as they have been created especially to compliment Estrella Damm beer, they may well be tempted to try the match themselves!

The brand’s appearance at the event coincides with the premiere of Estrella Damm’s new short film, ‘elBulli’ which was filmed in the legendary Spanish restaurant.  It follows four young chefs in training at El Bulli during an idyllic summer.  UK cinemagoers will have to wait until August to see the edited clip, but the full-length version is already available for on-line viewing.