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Caffeine and Cocktails: Celebrating National Coffee Week at MNKY HSE

London is all abuzz with National Coffee Week, currently depriving us of sleep until the 16th April. SEEN is keen to try the three new coffee-inspired cocktails at Mayfair’s Latin American restaurant and bar, MNKY HSE, strictly in the name of research, you understand.

We will be choosing from: The Mezcal Espresso, a twist on the classic Espresso Martini, combining Jaral de Berrio mezcal shaken with Espresso, Kahlua, Mexican Molé Bitters & Vanilla Syrup, with dark chocolate and Rose dust.


Or maybe this one: named after people who inhabit Ethiopia, northern Kenya and Somalia, the Oromo People mixes Don Julio Reposado tequila & fresh mint shaken with Espresso, Ancho chilli liqueur, fresh orange juice, chocolate & vanilla syrup to create a taste sensation with spicy, bitter, sweet and fruity notes.


For the chocoholic (that’s SEEN then); the Fine Cognac Chocolate Coffee is our ideal treat. Fine de Cognac Hennessy stirred with Fairtrade coffee Liqueur, chocolate brownie syrup and Aztec chocolate bitters. The cocktail is accompanied by dark chocolate chunks.


If you didn’t know about MNKY HSE, it’s on Mayfair’s Dover Street, and is a contemporary restaurant and bar serving high quality Latin American cuisine. It’s the first UK-based project for Pablo Peñalosa Nájera (Four Seasons – Bogotà/Morimoto – Mexico City), that combines traditional Latin American elements with British seasonal ingredients.

The venue includes an intimate bar and lounge area upstairs and a stylish restaurant downstairs. Eclectic entertainment is integral to MNKY HSE, which hosts international and resident DJs, with a weekly roster of DJs that will be available for guests to view online.

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.