Save yourself a flight to Porto and head to An Evening on the Tiles!
London, quite obviously, is not Porto. However, we’ve currently got some suspiciously Porto-esque weather, so if we could add the food, drink, and culture, then we’d pretty much be sorted. Luckily for us, Graham’s Port are hosting An Evening on the Tiles in Clerkenwell on July 19th, meaning that Porto is now just a short tube journey away!
Inside the vividly verdant Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, Portugal’s second city comes to life. Obviously, one of the most important parts of your trip is the food, and at An Evening on the Tiles, you’re very well catered for. Bermondsey darlings Londrino have cooked up a storm of incredible Portuguese food since opening last year, and Graham’s Port have put them in charge of the nibbles here.
Their culinary wizardry has resulted in a menu of beef empadas, crab tarts, and Portuguese meats and cheeses. However, for the grand finale, the lovely folk at Portuguese Love Affair will be taking over and dishing out their legendary pastel de natas. Believe us when we say that nothing evokes the taste of Porto more than those devilishly moreish custard tarts!
It’s not just the food making a journey to Clerkenwell, either. Craft addicts Portuguese Love Affair, the charming curiosity shop of Columbia Road, will be running a pop-up shop full of Portuguese odds and ends, all of which are available for purchase. You know that sinking feeling when you spot something you love on holiday, but then can’t jam it into your suitcase? Not a problem you’ll have here.
As you’d expect from a Graham’s Port event, the drinks are pretty on point, too. Graham’s Port are keen to introduce you to the vibrant and refreshing Graham’s White Port & Tonic, and we’re convinced it’s going to become the cocktail of the summer. The combination of sweet port and peppy tonic makes for a delicious concoction, evoking a sunny taste of Portugal’s gorgeous Douro Valley.
This smashing summer cocktail isn’t the only reason you’ll be heading to An Evening on the Tiles, but it might just be the best. You can also sample Ports from across the Graham’s Port range – we have it on good authority that they go splendidly with a pastel de nata – against a backdrop of live music. Get your invites here, and then brush up on some useful Portuguese – we’d recommend you practice magnífico a few times before you go!
This post was sponsored by Graham’s Port. Please drink responsibly.