NOW the summer is well and truly fading into memory, two of Liverpool’s pioneering and creative venues – both set within the grounds of the Cain’s Brewery site in the Baltic Triangle – have revealed exciting plans which will lead Liverpool into Christmas and the New Year.
On Thursday November 9th, Kiosk Presents Bar Mont Blanc, an Alpine ski-lodge hideaway built over the outside terrace, which will bring intimate festive fun to the Cain’s Brewery. The cosy log cabin will feature an array of winter warming drinks, with particular emphasis on bespoke mulled wines, vintage French vermouths and traditional Xmas drinks given new leases of life. Hand-made food will include tasty waffles, pretzels and hot and hearty soup, all created to bring nourishment and comfort to the short days and long nights.
Less than 30 seconds walk away, Dockleaf is also looking ahead to Christmas. With its inspiration drawn from the original quality control room of the Cain’s Brewery in which it is set, the new menu of cocktails to be launched in November will once more feature a delicious and decadent range of unique concoctions created by the team.
With its ethos based around edification and enlightenment – and yes, plentiful drinking too – Dockleaf will also be running a series of workshops and hosted events in the coming weeks. From across the city, Turncoat Gin, the Liverpool Cheese Company, Holy Crab and more will be providing pop-up tasting sessions along with inspiring talks around their produce. There will also be ticketed events for wine and beer tasting evenings as well as cocktail and gin tasting menus across 6 or more courses. Forthcoming dates include:
- Thursday November 9th – Holy Crab Supper Club. The culinary guys will be serving 5 small plates including oysters for £32 per person (if you don’t eat oysters they will knock them off the price) For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thursday 16th November – Laura’s Little Bake Off – an evening of cake, cocktails and competition. Taste a series of cakes as bakers compete to win the title of best baker. There will also be a special baking-inspired drinks menu to help wash all of the cakes down. To get involved, contact: email@example.com
- Tuesday 21st November – The Greenhouse Sessions. Turncoat Gin launches the first in a series of regular Tuesday tastings where a guest curator showcases a select spirit, wine, beer, hot sauce, cheese and more matched to Dockleaf’s unique style.
Dockleaf is open Wednesday to Monday 5pm-late, and Saturday and Sunday is open from midday until late.
Kiosk is open Midday-11pm Thursday to Sunday, or whenever it is sunny.