Cocktail bar to bring in street market deli for residency

Monty's Deli Old Bengal Bar

A street-market deli is taking up a month-long residency in a London bar, offering an exclusive selection of homemade pastrami, salt beef and brunch-style dishes.

Monty’s Deli will be setting up shop in D&D London’s Old Bengal Bar in New Street, near Liverpool Street station, every Saturday and Sunday from February 7 to March 8.

Monty’s Deli market stall was established by owner Mark Ogus in Maltby Street Market in south-east London in 2012 and remains one of the only places in Britain to make its own salt beef and pastrami.

At Old Bengal Bar, he will offer Monty’s Deli’s authentic Jewish delicacies, such as the Mensch – a fatty salt beef sandwich with homemade mustard.

There will also be new dishes such as Monty’s French toast: home-baked challah bread topped with a pinch of cinnamon, maple syrup and two candied slices of fatty pastrami.

A selection of traditional sides with a twist will also be available, including sauerkraut, and egg and onion.

Bar manager Fabio Da Silva has created a special pairing cocktail menu to complement Monty’s Deli dishes, such as the Gondola, made with Aperol aperitif, coconut water and lemon juice, and the Ginseng Collins, made with a ginseng spirit, agave syrup and lemon juice.

The menu will also offer the more punchy Bloody Twist, based on a Bloody Mary, and Cocoa & Coffee: a mix of vodka, vanilla liqueur, dark cacao liqueur and espresso coffee.

Old Bengal Bar is housed in the grade II-listed Old Bengal Warehouse development which is also home to store and bar New Street Wine Shop and restaurants New Street Grill and Fish Market.

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