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BITE Sussex launches a new monthly series of 'Meanwhile Mondays' pop-up dining events in Brighton


Presented by BITE Sussex in conjunction with Meanwhile, the monthly pop-up events will feature a varied line-up of guest chefs and culinary styles including Angelica Food’s Maria Chilton and Jimmy Gray (formerly of Jeremy’s Restaurant), and Meanwhile’s head chef Ian Aungier working alongside Boho Gelato’s Seb Cole on an off-the-wall frozen supper.


The first guest chef on the evening of Monday 3 April is Simon Mckenzie who’s spent the past 30 years working in leading restaurant and hotel kitchens across the UK including Relais and Chateaux Vineyard at Stockcross, Limewood Hotel in the New Forest and Old Government House in Guernsey. Three year’s ago Simon set up as a private chef and caterer offering a super premium service to clients across London and the home counties.



Chef Simon Mckenzie - credit Julia Claxton

Simon is passionate about sourcing the very best ingredients available to him and enjoys excellent relationships with suppliers and peers who share his passion for food.


“My menu will take diners through a journey of five punchy plates of food that highlight use of some of my favourite ingredients married with my favourite styles of cooking”, said Simon.


“From refreshing salads to a twist on Brighton fish and chips, it’s a really varied and fun menu. I think guests will really enjoy the sticky pigs cheek and shiitake barley dish that was inspired by my time in the Far East”.


“If people book in advance then I’m available to adapt the menu for vegetarians and those with gluten-intolerance”, added Simon.


Butternut Squash

Sage, Ricotta & Pomegranite


Tempura Hake

Yuzu Cous Cous, Coriander Yogurt


Roast Cauliflower

Cheese, Apple & Walnuts


Mushroom Pearl Barley

Glazed Pigs Cheek,

Spring Onions & Coriander


Salt Peanut Parfait

Chocolate & Roast Banana


With the pressure on domestic budgets at the moment, each of the pop-up events will be priced at just £35 per person, with organic and natural wines and beers available to buy by the glass from Meanwhile’s drinks list.


“We’ve made sure that Meanwhile Monday’s are not only exciting culinary one-offs but also affordable and accessible”, said Nathalie Gomez de Vera, co-director of BITE Sussex.


“This summer all the events will be priced at just £35 per person which for the level of cooking and talent of our chefs is amazing value”.


To book advance tickets visit www.meanwhilecafe.com/events


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