Ahi Poké Announced the Launch of its Second London Site

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Ahi Poké has announced the launch of its second London site. The restaurant will be located within the new NOVA development in Victoria. The restaurant is expected to launch in June and will serve the Hawaiian raw fish dish Poké.

Ahi Poké first opened last summer in Fitzrovia. The second restaurant displays the wider plan for expansion by the restaurant brand. The successful launch of the first restaurant has allowed Ahi Poké to launch their new site in the NOVA development.

The new restaurant will be decorated in similar hues to the original. The W1 sibling has calming pastel hues and has been constructed from sustainable materials. The Victoria site will be styled in the same way. It is thought that the restaurant will have an environment that evokes a relaxed Hawaiian beach shack environment and will also have a chilled LA bar vibe that will contain both inside and outside seating areas.

The menu for the new Victoria restaurant will be created by Jeremy Coste who is a classically trained chef. Coste will take inspiration from traditional recipes but will also add some flavours taken from his travels. It is thought that the menu will include fresh and nutritional poke dishes with clean and vibrant flavours. Both of the signature dishes will be available with customizable options, and each dish will be made to order. The menu will be available to customers to eat in, take away or be delivered.

There will be four signature dishes to choose from that can then be customized for each customer. The four dishes are Oahu, Sweet Green, Heat Wave and Venice. Oahu is rice, ahi tuna, red onion, fried onion, radish, carrot, coriander and sesame shoyu. Sweet Green consists of kale, mushrooms, edamame, confit ginger, radish, carrot and sweet ponzu. Heat Wave is made from quinoa, salmon, avocado, kimchee cucumber, red onion, coriander and sriracha mayo. Venice is a dish that contains quinoa, shrimp, confit ginger, pineapple, edamame, radish and Leche de Tigre.

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Sci-Fi London Film Festival Has Launched the Programme

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The Sci-Fi London Film Festival has launched the programme for their 17th annual festival. The event will be running from the 27th April to the 6th May 2017. The film festival will take place across London and will include film, live music and immersive experiences. The festival will also present 6 world film premiers and 13 UK film festivals as well as 11 world short premiers and 13 UK short premiers. The festival will also be home to Sci-Fido, the world’s only cosplay events for dogs.

The UK premiere of Caught will open the festival on the 27th April. The film is directed by James Patterson and has been produced by Alex Francis. The story consists of a journalist couple who work at home and invite a couple into their home where and interview turns into a nightmare.

The closing night of the festival on the 6th May will show the World Premiere of The Rizen. The film will be shown at the Stratford Picturehouse. The Rizen is a film set in 1955 and revolves around NATO and the Allied Forces conducting occult experiments. The Film Festival has also teamed up with the Science Museum and the Robots exhibition there where two films will be shown. The Double feature will consist of A.I and Ex Machina.

Sci-Fido returns to the festival on the 29th April and will take place at Juju’s Bar, The Old Truman Brewery. The event will be taking place in association with the All Dogs Matter organisation and is thought to be the Crufts of Science Fiction. A dressed-up dog photo session will be takin place during the day for all those who want to get involved. Dogstar Photos & Doug’s Dogs are also involved in the Festival event in order to give event goers the chance to dress their dogs up as their favourite sci-fi characters.

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Branston Partners With Merlin Entertainments For Endless Fun Promotion

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Branston has announced a major on-pack promotion in partnership with Merlin Entertainments for a second consecutive year. The two for one ticket giveaway will take place in conjunction with THORPE PARK Resort and SEA LIFE Centres, covering 13 locations across the UK.

Following on from the success of the 2016 partnership which ran across seven million Branston products, the promotion aims to extend the target audience for the brand while resonating with families in a fun and engaging way. Running between April and August 2017, across multipack and single cans, the on pack ticket promotion will also be supported by wider activity including PR and in-store activation such as specific retailer giveaways.

The partnership is part of an on-going initiative for Branston seeking to communicate the taste credentials of the range and encourage product trial.

Dean Towey, Marketing Director for Branston said: “The partnership with THORPE PARK Resort and SEA LIFE aims to provide a point of difference and encourage product trial amongst a wider target audience. We were thrilled by the success of last year’s partnership and are pleased to be able to offer a benefit which truly resonates with families”.

Katie Chapman, Brand Manager, THORPE PARK Resort comments: “We are looking forward to developing a partnership with Branston Baked Beans for a second consecutive year. The brand is very much aligned with our own core values and we feel the promotion is a great opportunity to reach out to families during the summer season”.

Cheska Bennett, Head of Marketing Midway UK & Eire, adds: “The partnership with Branston Baked Beans is a great fit for SEA LIFE. As the UK’s family aquarium, encouraging families to partake in fun days out during the year is one of our key focuses and we are very much looking forward to launching the Endless Fun promotion”.

To claim tickets, consumers simply purchase a promotional pack and take the offer label to the attraction of their choice or redeem their passes online using the entry code details featured on the reverse of the promotional label. Each label offers one person free entry into participating Merlin attractions and gives customers the opportunity to redeem at their own leisure.

For more information and terms and conditions, please visit www.endlessfun.co.uk

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Bagel Factory Have Announced Their New Product

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It was announced yesterday that Bagel Factory have a new product. The popular commuter chain has revealed that they will be adding vegan cream cheese to their menu. It is thought that the move has been made in order to meet demands for a wider market. The product would appeal to customers who consider themselves compassionate and health-conscious. The Vegan cheese product will be available across the entire Bagel Factory chain. Vegan Cheese is made from plants, and is thought to be healthier than animal cheese.

In order to recognise their attempt to meet the demand for vegan products, PETA has awarded The Bagel Factory their Proggy Award. The Proggy in the name for this award stands from progress in this case and the award looks to recognise achievements in commerce and culture that are animal friendly.

Peta, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is a charitable foundation that focus on fighting cruelty to animals. The organisation is trying to stop animals suffering through the product testing process as well as being exploited through factory farming, circuses, entertainment and the fur industry. The UK based charity aims to protect the rights of all animals. PETA campaigns by using public education, research, legislation, special events and celebrity involvement in order to raise awareness of their work.

The Bagel Factory has launched their new Vegan cream cheese by using a veggie-filled bagel that consists of non-dairy cheese, avocado, tomatoes and black olives. The new sandwich will be available for £4.29, but a bagel with just the new cream cheese product will cost you £2.49.

The company is hoping to capitalize on the on-the-go vegan consumer. Veganism is a growing life choice that is chosen by people who choose not to consume any animal products. The Bagel Factory is offering another option for consumers who don’t want to consume dairy with their bagel.

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