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Sphere Editors

27th September 2022

Jikoni are opening a popup for the first time in their history.

Ravinder Bhogal, will bring her popular Marylebone restaurant, Jikoni, to Frieze London this October. Ravinder will serve an entirely vegetarian-focused menu for the duration of her pop-up, from 12th – 16th October in Regent’s ParkThe menu will celebrate Ravinder's multicultural heritage with a masterful blend of flavours, cooking what she loosely terms as ‘immigrant food’ the menu will celebrate the power of food to improve wellbeing, to nurture, nourish and uplift. Standout dishes include dhal makhni and Montgomery cheddar’s croquettes, marinated tofu schnitzel or spiced cauliflower mac and cheese. The carefully designed menu will also be available at Jikoni Marylebone Marylebone from 5th – 16th October for customers to enjoy.

On creating a vegetarian menu Ravinder describes how she learnt to treat even the most dull vegetables like turnips and celeriac with respect and cook them without relying on the safety blankets of meat and fish from her vegetarian foremothers,” who perfected the art of making meat-free plates jangle with flavour.” Ravinder will source much of the produce to be used at Frieze from Jikoni’s biodynamic farm partner, Waltham Place. She notes, “when the world feels like a wilderness, we find safety and refuge in nature. Fruits, vegetables, grains and herbs are a boon and their presence in our kitchen is life affirming and deserves our attention, respect and celebration.”
The 130 cover pop-up restaurant will be the first time Jikoni has ventured out of its Blandford Street premises. It will be decorated with plush foliage both edible and otherwise from Waltham Place and will showcase the generous and warm hospitality lead by general manager Neel Kapur that Jikoni has become so well known for.