Polpo, the Venetian bacaro that took?Soho by storm when it opened last year, is launching a series of events dedicated to educating the wining, dining public about northern Italian wine. Each evening will focus on a different Northern Italian region highlighting the variety of quality wines each area has to offer. Areas that will be visited during the evenings include Piemonte, Friulli, Veneto & Trentino and Alto Adige. Not to be missed, especially when paired with the delicious food. £35 per person, to find out more go to www.polpo.co.uk.
SHOW YOUR FATHER LOVE WITH BREAD
Luxury bread maker Poilâne has announced it will give its iconic 4lb sourdough “Heart of Wheat” loaf a twist for Father's Day (20 June) with a personalised message of up to 26 characters. £25.10 at Poilâne Bakery, 46 Elizabeth Street, SW1W, Tel 0207 808 4910). Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.
KOFFMAN RETURNS TO THE BERKELEY HOTEL
After the success of his pop-up at Selfridge’s, legendary French chef Koffman will reopen in the former Boxwood Cafe, a Ramsay restaurant. His restaurant, La Tante Claire was at the hotel from 1998-2002. www. the-berkeley. co.uk.