As staunch fans of bottomless brunch and iconic feminists, we feel this is a service announcement.
Frida Kahlo has always been an icon. Her unmistakeable signature style, her unapologetically feminist views and her captivating art has enthralled and inspired many of us for years. But now, more than ever, Kahlo is having a moment.
As you probably already know, the prestigious V&A museum is currently showing an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the Mexican artist, in an exhibition called Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up.
The story behind the exhibition is both thrilling and haunting. This is the first time any of the items have seen the light of day for over fifty years under the instruction of Kahlo’s husband, the painter Diego Rivera.
After she died, Rivera locked away many of his late wife’s possessions into sealed rooms in the house they shared and asked for the rooms not to be opened until long after he had passed himself.
What makes this exhibition an even bigger deal, is that this is the first time this collection has ever been outside of Mexico, making London its first international stop.
In honour of the remarkable Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition at the V&A, Leicester Square Kitchen is offering art lovers the chance to escape to a corner of Central America with a Kahlo-themed lunch, which aims to bring the sounds colours and flavours of Mexico to their kitchen.
This centrally-located spot sounds like the perfect place to do it, as it claims to have been ranked in the top three Mexican restaurants in London and considers vibrant brunches a speciality. Over the next few months on select Saturdays (so always check ahead), Leicester Square Kitchen will be putting on food, cocktails, exhibition-themed flower installations and DJ sets to pay tribute to one of Mexico’s greatest artists and bring the “sounds, colours and flavours of Latin America to the heart of London.”
The attentive staff will start you off with a classic Margarita or Pisco Sour, before inviting you to tuck into a selection of small plates such as Mexican spiced rice, chilli-salted midnight black beans and an authentic pudding.
But although the food sounds like reason enough to bag yourself a booking, apparently the real fun happens once the dining is done and the dancefloor takes centre stage, with the promise of live entertainment in a stunning outside terrace.
Packages start at £35, which will get you a cocktail on arrival and a delicious brunch. If you want to take things up a notch, add £15 for bottomless prosecco or £25 for bottomless champagne. Brunch runs between 12.30pm and 4.30pm, twice a month until November.
We didn’t think it was possible to make bottomless brunches better, but it looks like we were wrong.
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