Tom Aikens & Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky are proud to unveil The Laphroaig Market!
Open Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April in Borough Yards, London, the market will be a celebration of some of London’s most interesting culinary pioneers who are pushing the boundaries of flavour today.
For over 200 years, Laphroaig’s unmistakable whisky has been a direct reflection of its origin; from the salty seawater and ocean breeze to the earthy smokiness that comes from the malted barley cold-smoked by traditional kilns fuelled by peat.
Inspired by Islay, the island home of Laphroaig, Tom will prepare and serve six totally unique dishes to order, bringing to the fore the flavours of salt, fire and peat – the three elements that make Laphroaig whisky unmatched in quality and flavour.
The market will also feature food producers who have been selected for their shared passion for seasonal ingredients and perseverance for unparalleled flavour. One confirmed partner is family-run greengrocer Turnips who has been a fixture in the London food and restaurant scene for over 30 years, with a wide range of other food producers to be revealed soon.
With tickets available from £25, the three-day market will offer the public a unique interactive experience of being able to handpick the freshest market ingredients and then take them to be cooked over an open fire in front of their eyes by Tom Aikens and his team.
Each dish has been designed by Tom exclusively for The Laphroaig Market, to evoke Islay’s salty seawater combined with the earthy smokiness of peat and malted barley, as well as to demonstrate the extraordinary flavours that can be created from unrivalled produce and exceptional cookery.
Where: Borough Yards, Stoney St, London, SE1 9AD
When: Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd April 2023, 12.00 – 20:00
Tickets to The Laphroaig Market with Tom Aikens at Borough Yards will be available from Design My Night, with each ticket costing £25 and entitling the holder to a sample of one of six main dishes and a Laphroaig cocktail.
Sudachi, spiced mayo, nori, fried cabbage
with Furikake seasoning
Grilled Scallops (gf available)
yeasted mash, watercress & sea herb salsa Verde
Seasoned with toasted yeast salt
Cold Smoked Dry Aged Steak Pitta
Laphroaig 10-year-old shallot sauce, grilled onion
Smoked with Islay Peat
Salted & Dry Roasted Pork Belly Bun
Laphroaig 10-year-old glaze, fermented cabbage
Seasoned with Carraway salt
Cold Smoked & Grilled Charred Cabbage (v) (vg available)
fermented grains, gremolata
Smoked with Islay peat
Grilled Asparagus (v) (gf available)
seasonal mushrooms, toasted brioche, chervil butter
Seasoned with smoked salt
Each dish will be served with a bespoke Laphroaig cocktail or dram from the dedicated Laphroaig bar to bring out the flavours of salt, fire and peat.