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Essentially Catering Magazine - November 2018

        Industry News

                                                              Meet Clapham’s

                                                              new vegan pop up

                                                              A new concept from south London chef, Dominic
                                                              Taylor, The Meet vegan restaurant launches as a pop
                                                              up on 2 November, offering indulgent plant-based
                                                              comfort food combined with exclusively vegan
                                                              cocktails, all in the urban, industrial backdrop of
                                                              railway arches in Clapham North.
                                                                Taylor - formerly Executive Chef of The Jam Tree,
                                                              London - has used creative cooking techniques to
                                                              revamp popular millennial dishes into indulgent vegan
                                                              alternatives. Open every day except Monday, The Meet
                                                              will offer a selection of small sharing plates, burgers, late
                                                              night bites as well serving bottomless vegan brunch and
                                                              Sunday roasts at the weekend.
                                                                This new plant-based pop up also boasts an
                                                              impressive drinks menu including freshly made pressed
                                                              juices, vegan cocktails and a selection of vegan wines and
                                                              craft beers. The Meet’s specialist cocktail menu includes
                                                              playful vegan reworkings of classic cocktails. The
                                                              handcrafted drinks are made using the juice of unwaxed
                                                              lemons and limes and William Fox Vegan syrup made
                                                              from the Senegal Acacia Tree.
        BBPA 2018 award

        winners revealed

        This year’s British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA)
        Annual Awards were presented at the BBPA’s Annual
        Dinner in London last month (October) with the winners
        ●   Pub Champion: St Austell Brewery
        ●   Heart of the Community: Joseph Holt and
           S.A. Brain. The entries were so strong this year that the
           judges had to pick two winners for this category
        ●   Beer Champion: Molson Coors
        ●   Chairman’s Award: Ian Payne MBE who has worked in the
           hospitality sector for 46 years, starting behind the bar
           aged 19. In 2010 he founded Stonegate, which now owns
           and manages 693 pubs, bars and clubs, making it one of
           the largest operators in the UK.
        The BBPA is the leading body representing Britain’s brewers
        and pub companies. Its members account for some 90% of
        beer brewed in Britain today, and own around 20,000 of the
        nation’s pubs.

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