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Tradicional presents The After Supper Club at MC Motors

Tequila brand Tradicional are taking over MC Motors in conjunction with The Art of Dining and Background Bars to host The After Supper Club, treatment featuring an adventurous 5 course Mexican inspired menu and of course plenty of tequila! The After Supper Club is not about food as art, but food and drink as the route to great times with friends. The menu promises to tantalise and intrigue with 5 courses of unusual and adventurous Mexican inspired fare. Guests should expect share and tear Yucatan grilled fish tacos, be surprised when a chili is not all it seems, and see the classic Mexican drink Horchata turned on its head to make an unusual dessert. As with all the Art of Dining past experiences, the full menu is a closely guarded secret and will not be disclosed until the event itself, keeping guests guessing. They have also partnered with Background Bars to bring you an exciting Tradicional Tasting Flight consisting of 4 different Tradicional serves and a sample of the After Supper Club menu all in the same beautiful surroundings of MC Motors. The Art of Dining comprises of a chef (Ellen Parr) and an artist & set designer (Alice Hodge). Parr spent her formative years working at Moro and Rochelle’s Canteen before traveling around South East Asia researching cooking methods, techniques and flavors. Hodge who trained as an artist and teacher currently works with theatre companies designing sets and making props, and creating distinctive room and table designs for weddings and parties. The restaurant is spread over 7 dates 4th, 5th 6th and 10th 11th 12th 13th of October and tickets are priced at £45 for the Supper Club and £15 for the tasting flight menu. To purchase and more info head over to the Tradicional website.

Chariots of Fire

Ok ok, so by now if you want a place to watch the Games, you have options. If you weren’t lucky enough to get the tickets you wanted (neither were we), you could always trot along to a park and watch it with thousands of others or, failing that, just watch it on your own telly. It’s true. But what if there was something a bit different.. From the people at Dalston’s premium underground drinking den Ruby’s comes Chariots of Fire - the Olympic screening event you might just have been waiting for… Over the weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August, Ruby’s decamp to the Castle Gibson-owned MC Motors next door – a charming backstreet warehouse space decked out with oversized chesterfield sofas, theatre lights and retro stylings to boot. Causing a stir in certain corners for their selection of local and world beers plus game-changing concoctions like the ‘Blackberry Mojito’ and the ‘Chili Apple Martini’, Ruby’s move to their bigger neighbours’ for a two-day residency, featuring all the action from the weekend’s games – including the 100m final - live on the big screen, hand-picked selection by DJ Miles Hartley and food by local guerilla gastronomes Hidden Dining. There’ll also be some topical additions to the ever-evolving menu including the ‘Going for Gold (Tequila) and Watermelon’. At the forefront of East London's burgeoning dining scene and under various guises Hidden Dining founder Claire Roberson has been providing relaxed informal dining in thought-provoking East London spaces and locations for the past five years. For Chariots of Fire, they’ll be setting up a 40-seater restaurant for the weekend, offering guests either home-made bar snacks or some sit-down traditional British Cuisine. Plus, the rustic MC Motors has played host to numerous Olympic photo shoots over the past few months, a selection will be on show over the weekend including current stars Jessica Ennis and Phillips Idowu as well as former greats Linford Christie and Kriss Akabusi. RSVP to rubys@castlegibson.com or attend the facebook event to confirm entry. 76 Stoke Newington Road Hackney N16 7XB Ruby's | Castle Gibson | Hidden Dining | Kingdom Collective

Paul McCartney Album Cover

Here is the album cover and some promotional pics from Paul McCartneys latest album "Kisses on the Bottom" shot at The House Next Door. The album was released in February of this year and came in at #3 in the UK album chart and #5 in the US billboard top 200 album chart. Produced by Tommy LiPuma the album has been critically acclaimed as an easy listening selection of songs which delves into the former Beatles' roots. Available here on itunes..

Oliver Twist – D’Banj

The Depository hosted the Oliver Twist video by urban artist D'Banj and out of the blue none other than Kanye West turned up! Here's the vid and a pic of our very own Johnny Lewis chillin' with the crew...

DBANJ OLIVER TWIST VIDEO from Tessy Tessy on Vimeo.

“Girl Interrupted” GQ March 2012

Heres some pics from the March 2012 edition of GQ featuring Keira Knightley and shot at MC Motors and Ruby House by Norman Jean Roy.

Mothers Day Afternoon Tea at Ruby’s

Join us for an afternoon filled with delcious cakes, scones, sandwiches and bubbly to celebrate all that mums do! Nothing says Happy Mothers Day more than treating your mum to an indulgent afternoon tea with a twist, set in the decadent surroundings of Ruby's in Dalston. Mother's Day Afternoon tea: A selection of classic sandwiches, Savoury tarlets, Scones with clotted cream and homemade jam, mini cupcakes, lemon drizzle cake, dark chocolate brownies, iced and spiced biscuits, a glass of Prosecco and of course a pot of tea all for £24.50 per person. During the afternoon Ruby's bar will also be offering a full list of delectable cocktails and the finest wines and spirits. Please email us at rubys@castlegibson.com to reserve your table now as spaces are limited. Tables available at 2.30pm. Ruby x

Introducing…. Ruby’s our new Dalston Basement Bar!

Set underneath the cinema sign at 76 Stoke Newington Road Ruby’s is an intimate subterranean drinking den serving expertly mixed cocktails and quality alternatives in a unique and atmospheric setting. Set up by Tom Gibson in the former kitchen of Ruby House 3, a Chinese takeaway, the room was stripped back and adorned with a Mayfair bar and some delicate interior alterations. Drinks are made using top quality ingredients with all alcohol being premium and all juices and syrups freshly made on site. We place great emphasis on the small touches that make a difference so all our Blackberry Mojito’s are served in 1940’s milk bottles, all our beer mats are vintage and unique and service will always be performed with a smile. Ruby’s aims to fuse the atmosphere of an old fashioned bar with modern day standards of quality and service. We have a small carefully crafted cocktail menu which include 7 Ruby’s classics and 7 seasonal ones plus a selection of alternatives including Redchurch Ale, Brooklyn lager, Breton cider, fine wines plus a whole array of others. For any more info check out the website rubysdalston.com or email hello@rubysdalston.com or follow @rubysdalston on twitter or "like' us on Facebook. In regards to bookings please note that we can only take bookings up until 8pm and (on a Friday/Saturday night) for a maximum of 8 people. Opening Times Tues-Thurs 6.30pm - 11.00pm Fri-Sat 6.30pm - Midnight Address 76 Stoke Newington Road Hackney London N16 7XB Vogue UK "Our fave east London hideaway." Grazia "Best London Cocktail Bar Winner 2013" Design My Night "Best New Bar 2012" Metro "The Savoy or The Ritz it's certainly not but Ruby's is a class act in it's own lovely lo-fi way." Evening Standard/Barchick "The sign says 'Nothing to See Here". Not true, there is plenty." Time Out "Our new fave hidden Dalston spot, just don't tell everyone about it!" Vogue Espana "Few things are closer to the definition of cool." View London "Ruby’s is definitely a venue to prove the cynics wrong, possessing the genuine feel of a hidden gem, rather than a try-hard hipster concept bar."

Love Magazine SS/12 Marcus & Mert

Shot by cult photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Pigott at Ruby House here's some pics from "The Misfits" editorial featuring Linda Evangelista and Saskia de Braum. Shot for Love Magazine and styled by Katie Grand the photos examine themes of gender identity, transfluidity, provocation, transgression and the male and female. Love Magazine SS/12 is available now.

Adele Cover’s March 2012 Issue of US Vogue

Fresh off her success at this months Grammy awards, Adele graces the cover of the March edition of US Vogue, entitled ‘The Power Issue'. Beautifully shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott at Ruby House, the record-breaking songstress discusses surpassing career expectations, her burgeoning celebrity status, her love life and the implications of recently having to undergo throat surgery. (Get well soon Adele!) Be sure to pick up a copy the magazine available on newsstands worldwide now. http://youtu.be/Zp8BZQc6hVQ

Superette + Castle Gibson presents “The Roast Dinner”

We're teaming up with Superette to host a secret pop-up Sunday lunch on 19th February. Mixing their dining expertise (they certainly know their roasts!) with our interiors "The Roast Dinner" will attempt to redefine the concept of the traditional "pop-up restaurant". With an appetising menu featuring pigs head terrine or gin cured salmon to start, "Essex Bird" or a shoulder of lamb to share plus the traditional offerings of pork belly, rib of beef and nut roast you get the feeling that those attending won't be going home hungry! We'll also be setting up a licensed bar to help wash it all down and creating a lounge area in our signature style to create what we hope will be the perfect Sunday lunch. For more info and to apply visit the Superette website.

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