27 June BurgerMonday Burgermat Show Pop-Up Sold Out
Second show added: 28 June Tuesday Edition *
27th June – 6:45pm sold out, 7:15pm sold out, 7:45pm sold out, 8:15pm sold out, 8:45pm sold out
28 June – 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm. 8:30p,
where: Andrew’s, 160 Gray’s Inn Rd, London WC1
chef: Fred Smith
With the 27 June Burgermat Show Pop-Up selling out within 20 minutes of going on sale chef Fred Smith, show curator Burgerac and I have decided to extend the show for a second night – a rare BurgerMonday Tuesday edition – on 28 June. For this second show we will get to the main event faster. No starter. No wine. Just high-quality beers, the burger, chips and a Bea’s of Bloomsbury brownie to close the show.
As with past pop-ups a guest chef, Fred Smith of The Admiral Codrington pub in Chelsea, will cook a bespoke burger for one night only on the flat-top griddle of the Gray’s Inn greasy spoon Andrews. That this pop-up bacon cheeseburger, with its new bacon, cheese and mince mix, promises to be superior to Fred’s already outstanding two-hander is itself one of the big events of this London summer.
But this pop-up is extra special: For the first time the burger grease – and Fred promises there will be an ample supply of it – will be saved for posterity: 24 leading illustrators will portray their burger love in original artworks all created in a single medium, the paper placemat. You won’t see these works, commissioned by Burgerac, the curator of The Burgermat Show, exhibited in glass frames hung on gallery walls. They will instead be displayed in front of you, on the Formica tables of Andrew’s Café. You and your fellow diners will be advised to “complete” the artworks with an abstract splat of ketchup or a figurative squirt of mustard. You can either keep or swap your Burgermat and take it home.
The pop-up will be divided into 4 overlapping seatings beginning at 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm and 8:30pm. Each sitting will last about 90 minutes.