The flavour of New Orleans is coming to London with the Jam Tree’s Jambalaya Pop-up. The inaugural event will bring the famous city’s bounteous heritage and Mardi Gras vibes to the people of London from Tuesday 16th – Sunday 28th April (one month after St. Patrick's day - just about enough time to clear your hang-over). Head down to either the Jam Tree Clapham or the King’s Road site and partake in the joie de vivre and thirst for revelry New Orleans is famous for. The event is set to introduce the people of London to the sites, sounds, flavours and fun of one of the World’s most resilient cities; and add a bit of flavour to London nightlife.
The Jam Tree’s mixologists have taken classic cocktails, based on the spirit of New Orleans and tweaked and twisted them to create a new breed of cocktails. New Orleans is the home of Southern Comfort and cocktails have always been in the city’s heart so expect some colourful, sweet and tasty tipples to match the flurry of food on offer.
The culinary treats on offer will be the centrepiece of the event. The cuisine from New Orleans is famous for having one of the most incredibly eclectic influences in the world, combining: French, Spanish, Italian, African, Native American, Cajun, Chinese, and Cuban; and the resulting product is a feast of serious levels. Expect to gorge on Battered Deep dried Catfish tails with slaw and hot sauce, Deep fried Soft shell Crab, Slow roasted New Orleans style Baby Back Ribs, Momma's Southern Fried Chicken and Vegetarian Muffuletta. The star of this exciting pop up will be New Orleans' signature dish, Jambalaya. The Jam Tree (Clapham) will serve up three versions of this dish and they are available for 2 or 4 people, or for groups of 8-10, the whole pan is served straight to the table.
It would not be a tribute to New Orleans without Jazz, as this cultural metropolis is considered by many to be the birthplace of the genre. In honour of this, The Jam Tree’s (Fulham) music buffs have painstakingly bumped their heads together to create a soundtrack worthy of the great city. With live Dixieland jazz and New Orleans funk DJs, the entertainment at the Jam Tree will provide the perfect soundtrack for the whole fortnight.