Farmison food deliveries
If you’re too busy to pop to the shops for supper, Farmison.com, which is supported by chef Brian Turner, has a great service that saves you hunting from shop to shop for the best ingredients. Celebrating the best of British, Farmison sources seasonal ingredients from butchers, grocers and artisan producers and will deliver straight to your door. The Foodie Green Grocer box (£28.95) contains enough vegetables, fruit, butter and cheese to feed a family of four for the week, and has a selection of produce that varies from the unexpected to the classics. A dream for any farmer’s market junkie who is short of time.
Peyton & Byrne Degas dinner at Royal Academy
The Degas and the Ballet exhibition is one of the most anticipated this year. If you’re planning on going, perhaps make a whole evening of it this Saturday with a Degas-inspired French dinner beforehand with restaurateur Oliver Peyton. An enlightening talk given by art historian Francoise Durrance will accompany the dinner. Ticket: £79
TWE Whisky Show at Vinopolis
Enjoy the luxury of tasting whiskies familiar and new this weekend at Vinopolis, London Bridge. Build on your knowledge of whisky and food pairing, and sign up for masterclasses which will open up best-in-class whiskies to willing participants. Hurry though, there’s only one left for the Shackleton Whisky (or MacKinlay’s rare old highland malt).
Tickets from £95, 7-8 October, www.whisky-show.com