To celebrate Black Friday on the 24th November, step over to the dark side by sampling food and drinks made from coconut ash, squid ink and activated charcoal.
Jude’s Black Coconut Ice Cream
Exciting news! On Black Friday (24th November) Hampshire based ice cream makers, Jude’s ice cream, will be giving away 1,000 x 100ml tubs of Black Coconut ice cream to hungry bargain hunters at Selfridges Kitchen (4th Floor), Oxford Street. Made with exotic coconut and coconut ash, the ingredient needed to give the ice cream its deep black colouring and super rich coconutty flavour, Black Coconut was the edgiest summer treat to arrive in London. Due to popular demand, Black Coconut is now available to purchase exclusively at Sainsbury’s and Selfridges.
Launching on 22nd November, Jude’s Black Coconut will be listed at 335 Sainsbury’s stores for six weeks only, at a promotional price of £3 per 500ml tub.
Charcoal cocktail at Ella Canta
The cocktail list at Ella Canta is entitled Mexico’s gifts to the world and includes a variety of sips inspired by the traditional Margarita, along with an array of innovative mezcal-based concoctions. Amongst the latter is Nahuani’s Star, a distinct black-coloured cocktail combining Nuestra Soledad Ejutla Mezcal, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, Suze liqueur, lemon, aloe vera, guava purée, rose syrup and activated charcoal. The cocktail is inspired by the Mexican legend surrounding the Pico de Orizaba volcano which states that when warrior Nahuani died, her loyal eagle threw itself to earth and formed the famous volcanic landmark.
Black Pasta at the Royal Exchange
On Thursday 23rd September The Royal Exchange is holding an extravagant pasta feast in collaboration with The Pasta Evangelists and with Giles Coren as a special guest. Included on the four-course menu is a striking open ravioli dish with Red Sicilian prawns, black ink pasta, bell pepper and bisque. The set menu is priced at £65 with wine, or £45 without, and includes a welcome drink in the Threadneedle bar. Tickets for this exclusive event can be purchased from the link here.
Avocado on charcoal at Daisy Green Collection
Avocado on charcoal with charcoal bread, avocado, labne, orange dukkah, and a free range poached egg from Award-winning Australian restaurant group, Daisy Green Collection. The Instagramable dish is available at seven Daisy Green, Timmy Green, and Beany Green locations throughout London, starting at £8.20 (plus £2 for the poached egg).
Activated charcoal martini uses toxin-grabbing activated charcoal shaken with lemon and maple syrup and topped with aquafaba. This detoxifying mocktail is available at both Notting Hill and Shoreditch locations for £6.50.