Arun Kapil’s spicy Quo Vadis dinner 18 June 2016

Arun Kapil Jeremy Lee spicy pop up pop-up Quo Vadis restaurant dinner Soho London June 2016 Square Meal Green Saffron

If you’re in the market for fine spice, rice or Indian sauces, the chances are you’ve heard of Green Saffron. On Saturday 18 June at legendary Soho eatery Quo Vadis, head chef Jeremy Lee will be hosting a very special, very spicy dinner created by Green Saffron’s founder, Arun Kapil (above), which will be served upstairs in The Club.

A mashup of quality British ingredients and Moradabad spices, start with canapés of Danish smoked salmon with a juniper, alder and birch cure, before moving on to likes of charred young chicken with asafoetida (a pungent, garlicky Indian spice), pilau rice and apricot ginger ‘lunji’ (a type of pickle) or melon, radish, cucumber and mint salad with turtle beans, almonds, saffron and Muscat. With a brandy cherry, vanilla, pepper custard, chocolate and gold leaf trifle promised for dessert, we’re sold.

Guests will have the opportunity to talk food and spice with Kapil, who trained at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Cork, while The Club itself will be transformed into spice den for the occasion, filled with aromatic ingredients and summer blooms.

We can’t think of a better way to guarantee a rise in temperatures this summer…

The Quo Vadis spice pop up takes place on Saturday 18 June at 1pm, tickets cost £37.50. To book, call Quo Vadis on 020 3641 5837 or visit