Rain or shine, don a fresh-pressed apron and grab your tins because Bunga Bunga have just launched their new cocktail masterclass. Set under the sunny (or starry) sky in their glass-roofed mezzanine, Bunga’s masterclass has to be one of the prettiest in the city, and the most fun.
Our masterclass was held by an Australian mixologist who walked us through the steps while also giving us an overview of the history of the cocktails. We learned to make an Aperol Spritz, perfect for the warm weather, an espresso martini and Bunga’s own secret recipe margarita. From shaking to stirring, salt-rimming to garnishing, we made and drank each delicious concoction, while also nibbling on some cured meats, bread and olives.
After the masterclass we headed downstairs for some antipasti, PIZZA (of course) and some more of Bunga’s signature cocktails in crazy glasses. We started off with a creamy burrata with semi-dried tomatoes, rocket and toasted bread, as well as a super generous serving of Natura Arancini. These little fried rice balls were filled with white truffle and wild mushroom, served with truffle mayo, and just like nonna they definitely don’t skimp on the serving size. Bunga’s famous pizzas come out SO BIG they need support beams underneath them, and we got one with half Micaela Margherita, your classic tomato margherita, and the Italian Stallion, with prosciutto, rocket and parmesan.
As we visited on a Wednesday, it was also Bunga Bunga Bingo Bingo night, which meant we got to enjoy Mamma Bunga and her son Luigi hosting a crazy game of bingo. It’s a very interactive gaming experience with plenty of theatre involved and loads of prized (of course), so if you’re looking for something different to do on a Wednesday Bunga Bingo might just be it.
To book their fun cocktail masterclass or bingo, head to the website here.
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Left: correct ✔️ Right: incorrect ✖️ ?? Just ya gals Mel and Kristen demonstrating how to and how not to shake a cocktail ?? ______ Having both worked in bars before, we always love an opportunity to hop back behind the bar and brush up on our skills. ?? Thanks @bungabungaldn for hosting us this week at your fun cocktail masterclass! This Italian pizza bar is always a blast – we highly recommend the bingo nights if you’re looking for something different to do in London (and a bit of truffle aranchini never goes astray ✔️✔️). ?