This September, Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe are partnering with Gosnells London Mead to launch Mead Mondays - a series of fun and interactive talks on the increasingly popular honey based drink, to be held on every second Monday of the month, until November.
Favoured by Shakespeare and referenced in his works Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Merry Wives of Windsor, hipsters' new favouite tipple, mead, is the focus of each event, and the star ingredient in a bar menu and cocktail list specially created for the series (and available all autumn).
Hosted by Tom Gosnell, founder of London’s first and only mead brewery, Mead Mondays will commence at 7.30pm with a 30 minute talk, followed by Q&A time. With each event covering a brief history of mead, the interactive monthly topics will include: Mead and Food Pairing (12 September), Mead Cocktail Masterclass (10 October) and Mead and Honey (14 November).
The mead-inspired bar menu includes; Spiced Mead Chicken Wings, Mustard and Mead Glazed Pork Belly Chunks, Spiced Cauliflower with Spiced Mead Dip, and Mead Bread Crisps with Young Sheep Cheese and Thyme Honey.
Honey and Spice – with sugar, lime, rum and mead; Peckham Lemonade – with lemon juice, honey syrup, gin and mead; Tequila Meadow Bird - blackberry pureé, reposado tequila and mead; and Pear Mule – with pear puree, lemon, vodka and mead.