Inspired by the universally popular bustling food halls and night markets, the makers of TABASCO® Sauce will open the doors to the ‘TABASCO® Global Kitchen’ for one-night only on 11 May in a private location in East London.
The party with its incredible food + drinks talent, will show how the famous sauce has come to be a vibrant and versatile part of food culture, and a flavourful addition to countless dishes and drinks.
The menu is one your tastebuds won’t want to miss as classics as well as other popular ways people enjoy TABASCO® Sauce around the world will be served up. On tap is everything from grilled oysters to avocado ice cream, Korean fried chicken to vegan burgers and, of course, there will be Bloody Marys. Manning the kitchens will be, Andrew Clarke, AngloThai, Breddos Tacos, Bubbledogs, Gunpowder, Jinjuu, Nonna’s Gelato, Oyster Boy, Rocks Oyster Grill, Salon, Shaun Whitmore, Smokestak, The Vurger Co and more!
First time food collaborations will also be unveiled. BBQ and tacos have made headlines of late, and for this party, smoking hot BBQ street food restaurant Smokestak and taqueria Breddos Tacos have joined forces to create a mash-up dish born out of their unique culinary styles.
And with both Middle Eastern and Japanese flavours currently on fire, watch as head chefShaun Whitmore of Berber + QGrill House goes head-to-head with Andrew Clarke, the Chef Directorof Brunswick House and Chef Patron of St Leonard’s. They’ll be cooking up their own takes on flavourful skewers over live fire. Both reputed for their serious BBQ skills, Andrew will be serving up Japanese kushiyaki, and Shaun a Middle-Eastern mangal. Which will you prefer?
On hand will be members of the McIlhenny family who are bringing over some tabasco pepper mash from the barrel aging warehouse on the brand’s home turf. Attendees can also tour Avery Island, Louisiana - the home of TABASCO® Sauce – and journey from pepper to plate with a 360 degree video experience.
30 exclusive tickets will be released every Friday at 10am from Friday 13th April until the event itself on Friday 11th May. Lucky foodies and fans of TABASCO® Sauce can get their hands on one of the golden tickets by visiting the ‘TABASCO Global Kitchen’ event page (The link will go live at 10am this Friday). It’s first come, first served and space is limited to only 150 spots. Tickets are priced at £20 with all ticketed proceeds donated to Magic Breakfast, a charity that ensures that no child is too hungry to learn through the provision of healthy brewakfast food and expert support to schools.
To learn more about the brand’s 150th anniversary and discover dishes and drinks from around the world visit TABASCO.com or follow the conversation on social media with #TABASCO150.
The full line up of chef and bartender talent includes:
As Chef Director of Brunswick House, one third of Jim’s Café in Clapton and Chef Patron of St Leonard’s due to open in Shoreditch this month, Andrew Clarke is making headlines for his serious barbecue skills juxtaposed by his love of producing delicate and flavourful small plates. Andrew will be stepping up to the grill alongside fellow BBQ master Shaun Whitmore to serve up skewers inspired by their different cooking backgrounds, all brightened with TABASCO®Sauce.
AngloThai is the first solo venture from John Chantarasak who is known for his fiery dishes having cut his teeth at cult London favourite and ‘queues out the door’ Thai restaurant som saa. AngloThai fuses traditional Thai flavours with modern techniques and seasonal British ingredients to create dishes of a unique nature. AngloThai will be tantalising taste buds with a TABASCO® Sauce infused street food snack.
Shaun Whitmore is Head Chef of Berber + Q Grill House, a restaurant that takes inspiration from ingredients and flavours of the Middle East and North Africa. The ‘Q’ in the name stands for its adoption of the low and slow techniques of American BBQ so what better partner to collaborate with than fellow BBQ master, Andrew Clarke. They’ll be serving up Middle Eastern mangal and Japanese kushiyaki with a kick of TABASCO® Sauce born from their own expert areas.
Starting out as a makeshift taco shack in a car park in Hackney, taqueria Breddos Tacos is a regular fixture across the street food + festival scene and has permanent residency with two London restaurants plus their own cookbook. Taking influence from the hundreds of roadside taquerias throughout Mexico and America that the talent behind the brand has visited, Breddos Tacos have teamed up with Smokestak, famed for its smokehouse meats, to create an infusion of their heavenly flavours experimenting with TABASCO® Sauce.
Bubbledogs is the creation of co-founders Sandia Chang and James Knappet, and serves creative hot dogs paired with carefully selected grower Champagnes and crowd-pleaser sides such as tater tots. Hot dog toppings are handmade from scratch using the freshest ingredients, buns are hand rolled and freshly baked and sausages are handcrafted by their kitchen following their own recipe. Look out for a hot dog that packs a punch with TABASCO® Sauce at the party.
A home-style Indian kitchen so popular founders Harneet and Devina Baweja along with Executive Head Chef Nirmal Save, expanded to three restaurants in under three years. Indian cuisine is a firm favourite amongst the British nation and Gunpowder will be showing off its flair for innovative dishes using the iconic hot pepper sauce as a secret weapon to enhance the vibrant, confident flavours of home cooking.
Jinjuu is London’s premier modern Korean food restaurant group by Korean-American celebrity chef and hot sauce addict Judy Joo. Judy and the team will be serving up their famous signature Korean Fried Chicken taken up a notch with TABASCO® Sauce. The double frying technique gives an extra crispy crust to the chicken and doused in their signature sauce, this dish inspired by Judy’s upbringing is one you won’t want to miss.
Instagram: @jinjuusoho / @judyjoochef
Twitter: @jinjuusoho / @judyjoochef
Sophia Brothers, the talent behind Nonna’s Gelato hand makes artisan gelato using locally sourced natural ingredients. Her gelato can be found at multiple London food markets and she’s received rave reviews with claims her ice cream is the best in town. Tapping into the country’s unflappable love for the avocado and its creamy velvety texture and mild flavour, Nonna’s Gelato will be surprising and delighting with a twist on avocado toast to create a subtle sweet-meets-heat dessert with a kick of TABASCO® Sauce.
A familiar face at food markets and festivals, and previously at Chiltern Firehouse, Oyster Boy serves up the best raw oysters London has to offer. A long-time pairing with TABASCO® Sauce, Oyster Boy will be shucking the UK’s freshest oysters.
Rocks Oyster Grill
After working in a wealth of top kitchens, and presenting an Irish TV show along the way (The Lazy Chef), founder and chef Simon Lamont pursued his first love: oysters. His signature style is all about grilling over fire to pack in the flavour. Simon will be serving up a New Orleans favourite: chargrilled oysters with garlic, parmesan and a kick of TABASCO® Sauce.
Vegetables are the new royals to the culinary court and Salon, based in one of London’s best foodie heartlands, Brixton’s Market Row, is known for its seasonal and inventive food. Founder and Head Chef Nicholas Balfe will be celebrating all things seasonal British, so expect fresh and vegetable led spring flavours pepped up with TABASCO® Sauce.
Instagram: @salon_brixton / @nicholasbalfe
Having built up a cult following for its smokehouse meats and hailed by critics for dishing up the best beef ribs in the UK, owner of Smokestak David Carter has teamed up with none other thanBreddos Tacos, to produce a secret mash-up dish intensified with TABASCO® Sauce born out of their unique culinary styles.
The Vurger Co
Proving that Brits have a real appetite for all things plant-based, artisan vegan burger company, The Vurger Co made headlines when their crowdfund appeal to open a permanent site broke records as the fastest ever restaurant raise on crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. TABASCO®Brand teamed up with the soul satisfying burger company in May 2017 to produce ‘The Auburger’ which sold out in under three hours on the day of the launch and went on to become a best-seller. TABASCO® Brand has challenged them to come up with a best-seller for 2018 especially for its party.