Introducing The Olive Grove Pop-Up Experience in London
An immersive experience at Union Street Café
This spring you’re invited on a gastronomical journey underground to celebrate one humble yet powerful ingredient – the olive. Have your taste buds transported to Italy as part of a unique and immersive bar experience as you drink and dine under a canopy of olive trees and vines — all while experiencing the sights, tastes and smells of an Italian summer’s day.
The Olive Grove’s cocktail and bar snack menus feature two contrasting single-variety extra virgin olive oils from Puglia. Dishes and drinks have been blended with either Coratina, a full-bodied, fruity and spicy oil or Leccino (made using one of Italy’s favourite olives) a lighter, golden-green oil. What makes the best extra virgin olive oil? Find out from our recent grapevine inspiration blog post.
Along with using olive oils innovatively to create an experimental bar menu, Davide Gagliazzo, Bar Manager at Union Street Café, has also joined forces with MARTINI, the world’s leading vermouth brand and famed as the perfect Italian aperitivo. If you’re a Bloody Mary connoisseur, try the ‘Smoky Tomato Oil’, a lighter and more intense twist on the traditional cocktail. Or if you prefer, something with complex herbal flavour, we suggest the ‘Olivia’ infused with rosemary and basil, served with a salt and pepper rim.
All cocktails are teamed up with a suggested food pairing from Head Chef Davide Degiovanni’s Olive Grove menu, a stylishly Italian rustic garden menu of casual food. Enjoy 6 dishes for £20 including a goat cheese, Taggiasche olives and walnut bruschettone and sublime lemon and sage sorbet with dried capers and Leccino E.V.O.O.
Why not enhance your Olive Grove experience with an interactive cocktail masterclass for two? This exclusive class must be booked in advance and is available to purchase as a gift. Also, keep an eye on our social media for other news and live music announcements by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #USCOliveGrove.
Live music from 8pm
5 May One For The Money
12 May Soulnaturals
19 May One For The Money
26 May Soulnaturals
No need to save up for a plane ticket, book your Italian escape today. The Olive Grove is open 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday, from 4pm weekdays and from 12pm on the weekends. Or if you’re passing by, pop in as walk-ins are most welcome too. Call Union Street Café on 0207 592 7977, email us or book below. If you fancy hosting an event, The Olive Grove is available to hire exclusively — whatever the occasion may be, contact our Groups & Events team for availability and details.