Tempus Hot List: May 2024

We have rounded up the hottest events, openings and collaborations for you to enjoy in the month of May — just in time for summer

May hot listVist Home House’s summer Garden for an al fresco spritz

A tranquil, hidden gem in the heart of Marylebone, private members club, Home House, has announced the reopening of its chic garden for the summer. With its extravagant Raj Tent at the heart of the Garden, it will also debut its traditional, floral display. This season will be the Garden’s first under Home House’s new executive chef Jeremy Brown, formerly group executive chef of Gordon Ramsay restaurants, and dishes will include ‘Wye Valley asparagus with a duck egg emulsion, soft herb, and truffle salad’ and ‘pan-seared sea trout with crushed Jersey royals, asparagus, peas, and caviar’. A Summer Spritz menu will be on offer throughout – with serves curated from Home House’s very own gin – and weekends will see the introduction of a gourmet barbecue menu.

homehouse.co.uk May Hot listTry out Mauro Colagreco’s Knotted Garden Flower Menu at The OWO

Multi Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco will this May introduce a limited edition Knotted Garden Flower Menu at his London restaurant at The OWO to coincide with London’s Chelsea Flower Show. Exploring the use of aromatic edible flowers and inspired by Mauro’s gardening expertise – his three-Michelin starred restaurant Mirazur in Menton is home to a farming project that spans over five hectares – the five course menu will feature dishes such as ‘Rose’, a smoked mackerel tart topped with pickled rose petals, and ‘Hibiscus’, roasted duck breast served with pickled purple shiso and beetroot. The limited edition menu will be available from 21-31 May.

theowo.london/mauro-colagreco May hot listGo and see ‘Chihuly at Chelsea Barracks’

Opening on 13 May to the public, Chelsea Barracks will this month launch the inaugural edition of its Modern Masters –  a free outdoor programme of contemporary art – with the first edition showcasing four installations by American glass artist, David Chihuly. Throughout his 60 year career, Chihuly’s craft has focused on how glass as a form interacts with light and space, designing pieces that create harmonious dialogues with their surroundings. The exhibition, which will be in situ from May-October, includes some of his most revered works such as ‘Chandeliers’, ‘Reeds’, and ‘Towers’. 

www.chelseabarracks.com Book a table at Theo Randall at The InterContinental to support GOSH

For one night only on 22 May, world-renowned chefs Theo Randall, Francesco Mazzei and Jacob Kenedy have joined forces to curate a four course charity dinner ‘The Italian Job’, featuring dishes from each chef, all in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Guests can experience a gastronomic trip across Italy, with profits going direct to GOSH. Taking place at Theo Randall at The InterContinental, dishes include Theo Randall’s Insalata di Granchio, a Devon crab salad with shaved fennel, radicchio, dandelion and Sicilian lemon mayonnaise, Francesco Mazzei’s Brown Butter Tortelli with ‘nduja, burrata, broad beans and peas, and Jacob Kenedy’s Tuscan sharing dish of Tagliata of British rare breed beef; white beans all’uccelletto and potatoes braised with cavolo nero.

parklane.intercontinental.com See photographs from Elton John’s private collection at ‘Fragile Beauty’ at the V&A

Opening on 18 May, Fragile Beauty at the V&A will showcase a selection of photographs from the private collection of Sir Elton John & David Furnish. Selected from over 7000 photographs, amassed over their 30 years of collecting, the exhibition celebrates their unique eye as collectors, with more than 300 rare prints from over 140 different photographers, across eight themed sections that explore topics such as fashion, reportage, celebrity, the male body. Portraits include photography of stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Aretha Franklin, with many photographs responding to themes of persecution and key moments in history including images of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, AIDS activism of the 1980s, and the events of 11 September 2001.


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