The Leaf and Cane invitations metropolis dwellers to flee to a jungle of vibrant-styled mixology and soul-quenching road meals from the southern hemisphere.
Situated in a tropical setting only a stone’s throw away from Blackfriars station, The Leaf and Cane introduces the city district to an lively, welcoming ambiance impressed by the larger-than-life tribes of South America. Hidden on this underground bar is a tropical-themed indoor house, uniquely accompanied by 9 stone vaults for a memorable al fresco eating expertise.
Enjoying a fundamental function within the new Latino bar shall be its menu of uniquely handcrafted and photogenic cocktails, that includes tropical flavours taken straight from throughout the globe. Visitors are inspired to seek out their very own journey of discovery in thrilling, various concoctions like:
- Gracious Beast: Discarded Banana Peel Rum, Disaronno, Toasted Cashew Orgeat, Black Walnut Bitters
- Alluring Magnificence: Havana Membership 3yo, Yellow Chartreuse, Pomegranate & Hibiscus Liqueur, Pineapple, Citrus, Creole & Molasses Bitters, Absinthe Spray, Aquafaba
- Ray of Solar: Bush Ardour Fruit & Guava Rum, Ron Zacapa Centenario 23yo, Sistema Solera, Velvet Falernum Liquor, Spiced Mango, Citrus, Angostura Bitters
- Amusing Ape: Amazzoni Dry Gin, Cointreau, Ardour Fruit Honey, Coconut Cream, Citrus Soda Water, Orange Bitters
Thoughtfully crafted to accompany the bar’s drinks choices, The Leaf and Cane’s professional crew of cooks have curated a number of mouth-wateringly good nibble dishes, from Taco Al Pastor, Cassava Fries to Pão De Queijo, designed to be shared amongst buddies. The bar’s signature Dulce Churros are additionally to not be missed. The Leaf and Cane isn’t solely a taste-led expertise; its immersive atmosphere is outlined by the upbeat vibrations of the multicultural setting it represents. With dwell leisure starting from jazz tunes to Afro-Cuban beats, visitors can kick off their night in a vibrant escape paying homage to the tribe-life by which it’s impressed.
One tribe specifically to which The Leaf and Cane pays homage is the Borucas, a robust indigenous tribe residing within the forests of Costa Rica with a style for dancing and home made Chicha (a fermented alcoholic beverage derived from maize). Within the fictional story behind The Leaf and Cane, the heiress of the tribe, Princess Nandayure, dislikes the bitter style of the Chicha and prays to the gods to discover a higher drink. She desires of a chook that takes her to see a tall, majestic plant – one which she finds when she awakens and makes use of to create a outstanding drink. The drink as we all know it right now is known as Aguardiente, which suggests “water that burns”, or the “sugar cane”. That is used to make the nationwide drink of Costa Rica, Guaro, and its Molasses which might be used worldwide to make Rums.
A hidden gem within the midst of busy metropolis life, these trying to uncover one thing new can enterprise down the steps into The Leaf and Cane and select to dine within the centre of motion amongst trendy, premium furnishings inside, or discover a spot in one of many bar’s distinctive and cosy al fresco stone vaults, which date again to the constructing’s days as a girls’s jail. Whereas full of greenery paying homage to the jungle, visitors can benefit from the vaults in a extra snug local weather, with air-con and heating obtainable in these extra non-public areas.
Open from Tuesday to Friday, 5pm-1am. Out there for personal rent.
19 New Bridge St, London EC4V 6DB, UK
020 7438 8057