Pop-up cocktail bar from ex-Worship Street Whistler

Ryan Chetiyawardana 2013

This weekend, roving mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana (formerly of Shoreditch’s Worship Street Whistling Shop) will take over the intimate basement of Stoke Newington tapas bar Trangallán for a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it three-day pop-up.

Trangallán, which won Small Restaurant List of the Year in the Louis Roederer Wine List of the Year awards for 2012, will serve adventurous tapas far removed from run-of-the-mill croquetas and tortillas, including smoked anchovies with pickled onions, tuna tartare in ajo blanco (chilled almond-and-garlic soup) and salt-cod tripas (cod tripe, a Catalan delicacy) with fresh peas and pine oil.

Chetiyawardana – who operates under the name Mr Lyan – will pair Trangallán’s dishes with a range of drinks, from original cocktails, to flights of Tio Pepe sherry and drams of Dalmore whisky.

The mixologist – a fan of Trangallán – plans to open his own bar later this year, and is currently searching for the right site. Get a taste of things to come at this one-off event.

Mr Lyan at Trangallán will pop up from 6-8 June (sittings take place from 7-8.30pm, 8.30-10pm, or 10-11.30pm). To book, contact the restaurant on info@trangallan.com or call 020 7359 4988.