Posts Tagged ‘launches’

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.

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.

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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.”

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.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2012

To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on the 27th January we were pleased to donate The House Next Door for the filming of the promotional video made by the charity Speak Up, Speak Out. Featuring the likes of poet Benjamin Zephaniah, singer Beverly Knight and choristers The London Gay Men’s Chorus the viral explores the theme of communication and power of speech.

“Holocaust Memorial Day provides an opportunity for everyone to learn lessons from the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides and apply them to the present day to create a safer, better future. On HMD we share the memory of the millions who have been murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur in order to challenge hatred and persecution in the UK today.” hmd.org.uk

Support their cause and sign their pledge to acknowledge the past by challenging the language of hatred around us.

http://youtu.be/K2YEvb4wRTo

DIESEL PRESENTS ‘BRAVE NATIVES DIESEL ISLAND’ LAUNCH @ MC MOTORS

Earlier on in the year we hosted a product launch for denim giants Diesel at MC Motors. The event featured a live catwalk show with models sporting the brand’s autumn/winter collections. The event was a huge success and with the day’s proceedings drawing to a close guests then headed through into the basement of Ruby House to cap off the day’s event. Check out these great images of the set up designed and produced by the team at Spice Lumb.

Luv Luv Luv Records Launch Party @ MC Motors

We recently played host to the official launch party of recently established independant label Luv Luv Luv Records at our MC Motors location featuring the live return of multi-platinum selling artist Florence & The Machine.

Set on an unusually sweltering September evening, the event featured perforances from a selection of the label’s newest signees including, the blues-tinged Jamie N Commons, London based art-rockers Theme Park, the boldly named Spector, and of course what was to be the main attraction of the evening, appearing in front of packed house, a fantastic full-band performance from Florence Welch and her well-oiled musical machine. Sporting a new hair-do, the South-London songstress showcased material from her up and coming album ‘Ceremonials’ along with belting out soon-to-be classics from her back catalogue, closing the event in spectacular fashion.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Empire Magazine recently released a ultimate movie celebration special to coincide with the release of the final instalment of the Harry Potter series. Tastefully shot by Sarah Dunn at both MC Motors and The House Next Door the series includes all the major players of the iconic films including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane and Timothy Spall.



(This one wasn’t taken at any of our locations but we couldn’t do a Harry Potter series without including Rupert Gint!)

Popstar to Operastar TV Advert

Here’s the new commercial for popular entertainment series “Popstar to Operastar” recently recorded at MC Motors. Featuring Katherine Jenkins, Rollando Villlazon and an airborne Myleene Klass the ad was skilfully curated by the ITV creative team.

Fortunately nobody was injured during its recording!

Jamie Woon – Mirrorwriting

Avant-garde musical alchemist Jamie Woon talks to 4Play about his new critically acclaimed “Mirrorwriting” album. With musical excerpts filmed at MC Motors the viral examines his thinking behind the album and how he pieced together the dubstep/soul collaboration so profusely.

“Woon’s debut has taken its time, but the beguiling results have been worth the wait.”

Read the BBC’s review explaining why they chose Jamie to be on their Sound of 2011 shortlist or follow through to itunes for album purchase info..