Pop Up Restaurant Competition: PipsDish Pop Up Challenge

For three nights, PipsDish in Islington is hosting three of London’s hottest rising pop-up restaurateurs.

LONDON — MAY 13, 2013 — We Are Pop Up announces The PipsDish Pop-Up Challenge.  Over three evenings in May, three of London’s hottest new chefs showcase their talents at a Citroëngarage in Islington.

PipsDish is run by culinary dream team Philip ‘Pip’ Dundas and Mary Doherty.  They originally opened PipsDish in 2011 as a temporary restaurant that was hidden in plain sight.  In March 2013, Dundas announced that Pips Dish would finally be leaving the Citroën garage.  But first, he wanted to give a few of London’s leading underground chefs the chance to shine.

In partnership with We Are Pop Up, PipsDish took open applications from a wide variety of chefs.  Today, we are pleased to announce the three winners of the PipsDish Pop-Up Challenge:

The Best of Italy by AMooseBush – Tuesday, 21 May 2013

In the spirit of their grandparents, Nonna Bianca and Nonno Giuseppe, AMooseBush is a foursome of family members who are on a singular mission to champion regional Italian dishes that have been handed down through the family.

Pisco Fuego by Cult Events – Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Inspired by the cuisine and culture of Buenos Aries, Lima, Mexico City, and Santiago, Pisco Fuego is a dining experience that brings authentic Latin American zing, zest, and charcoal-grilled goodness to the streets of London.

Cult Event’s chef Ian Ballantyne said: “We’ve created an immersive experience that mixes classic asado barbecue cookery with modern street art and live music, all served in a beautifully set-designed venue.”

Azonto Banquet by Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen – Friday, 24 May 2013

Chef Zoe Adjonyoh creates “Haute Ghanaian” culinary events that merge the Ghanaian roots with a contemporary dining experience. Born from a pop-up Ghanaian restaurant during the Hackney Wicked Arts Festival in 2011, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen has become a favourite of London foodies.

Zoe recently collaborated with Diesel in London, hosting a temporary kitchen at Soho’s Diesel Village pop-up.  Her underground success is also taking her to continental Europe, where she recently popped-up in Berlin. Ghanalicious.

Tickets for all evenings are available now through Edible Experiences: http://www.edibleexperiences.com/popupchallenge


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Mike Salter

Co-Founder, We Are Pop Up

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