Free Company Dessert Bar, London, UK
New boys on the chopping block, the Free Company have been causing a stir amongst London foodies since they launched in September last year, popping up at London Fashion Week events among others across the capital. A defining moment for the trio - Oxford graduates David Boycott and Josh Rhodes, and Billy Stock (who met Boycott when working at Salt Yard) - was the opening of their Dessert Bar pop-up at Store Street Espresso, near Goodge Street Station, last December. The two-day pop-up event, in collaboration with food events company Live and Let Dine, showcased a range of mouth-watering desserts - our favourite was Banana and Pop Corn: comprising brown butter puree, banana ice cream, lime, pop corn glass and frozen corn - each of which was accompanied by a cup of mellow coffee. The sweet-toothed will be pleased to learn that the Dessert Bar pop-up is returning to the same location - with an evolved menu - on the last weekend of this month, and every weekend, fortnightly, until further notice.
Store Street Expresso, 40 Store Street, London, WC1E 7DB; www.fcfood.co.uk; www.storestreetbloomsbury.co.uk
Writer: Romy van den Broeke