Where To Take Her: Mead, Whisky & Messy Beds

Our guide to impressing your other half over the next week

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1 | For A Clean, Green… Cocktail: Grain Store (pictured)

Cocktail guru Tony Conigliaro has made some springtime additions to The Grain Store's menu, including the Pea Shoots Sour. It's bright green and thus absolutely adheres to the 'green and lean' order of the day. Added to homemade pea shoots syrup are Beefeater gin, lemon juice, egg white, dry vermouth and a kick: absinthe. It makes it taste even herbier, and that must be good for you, right? The less brave should try the Roman Rose Spritz – a delightful blend of Prosecco, rose petals, honey cordial and verjus. Soak it up with bar menu additions from Bruno Loubet like the hearty mushroom, celeriac and truffle burger that comes with sweet cucumber pickle: you won't be able to resist that smell.

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Granary Square, 1-3 Stable Street, London, N1C 4AB; grainstore.com

2 | For Street Food Served By Rugby Stars: Urban Food Fest

This Shoreditch street food festival is being invaded by the Rugby Sevens lot in advance of the Twickenham tournament in a couple of weeks' time. That means that players will be there, not just signing shirts but serving at the stalls – worth a look at the very least. On offer will be extra crispy bacon burgers with triple-cooked fries (otherwise known as "Grand Slamming"), Carolina pork belly with Cajun slaw on a soft brioche bun ("Rugby 7s") and an Italian flatbread with Parma ham and rocket (the "Twickenham"). Dessert consists of crepes and chocolate, and Belgian waffles in maple syrup.

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Saturday 2 April; Euro Car Parks, 162-167 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6HUl urbanfoodfest.com

3 | For Drams Galore: Whisky Weekender

The people here say "whisky is our mission" and you've got to give them marks for trying; the third annual Whisky Weekender is happening at the Oval Space this weekend where, for £30 per person, you can gain entry to stalls from the great, the good, and the should-be-better known of whiskies. If you're into it, you'll be in clover. If you're not a whisky fan, this is a digestible entreé. This year's festival is based around old and rare world whiskies. Expect tastings, distillers on-hand for discussion, with plenty of music and street food to hand.

29-32 The Oval, London, E2 9DT; tickets available here

4 | For Your Cultural Fix: Late At Tate Britain, My Bed

It's 17 years since Tracy Emin's My Bed was first exhibited at the Tate, and the gallery is revisiting what has been a monumental piece of art – whatever your opinions on it happen to be. There will be music, poetry and discussions on it on Friday 1 April, when the gallery opens until 10pm. There will also be burgers, wine, and specially created cocktails. It's a chance to seem super erudite and open-minded. Plus, it's free.

Friday 1 April, 6-10pm; Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG; tate.org.uk

5 | For Post-Cultural Sustenance: Brunswick House

While you're in that neck of the woods, Brunswick House restaurant across the river, in Vauxhall, is open until 12am and is thus the ideal dinner option before or afterwards, should you want something more refined than the proffered grub. Inventive but refined, go for the bavette tartare to start and then move onto any one of the mains, which would make even the most determined carnivore consider ordering a vegetarian option; the rye and walnut porridge (with artichoke, cauliflower and egg yolk) is especially surprising. It's got an easy but polished vibe ideal for dates – give it a whirl.

30 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 2LG; brunswickhouse.co

6 | For Mead Tasting: Top Of The Hops at Gosnell's

What do you mean you don't drink mead all the time? Do you not live Game of Thrones out to the letter? Made, like traditional meads, with honey and water, Gosnell's prides itself on being "lighter, drier and bubblier to the tongue" and we can attest that it makes a superbly affable aperitif. But don't take our words for it: go and taste the stuff for yourself at the brewery's open day, this Saturday.

Saturday 2 April; Unit 2, Print Village, Chadwick Road, London, SE15 4PU; gosnells.co.uk

7 | Book Ahead: Ron Zacapa's 'The Art Of Slow' Luxury Supper Club

Here is your chance to book in for a superior evening of food and drink, with a collaboration between Ron Zacapa premium rum and Lee Westcott's Typing Room, at the Town Hall Hotel in Cambridge Heath. Themed around 'the art of slow', everything on the menu is painstakingly put together and also shows you the versatility of rum both in cocktails and as an accompaniment to food. You will be welcomed with a little slant on the classic champagne cocktail, made with Zacapa XO (instead of cognac), and then move onto slow-cured sea trout with kohlrabi, lime and raisin, 72-hour braised beef cheek with smoked bone marrow and turnip, and a chocolate, pineapple and rum pudding, all paired with lovely Zacapas. This is a chance to take your time and indulge, for which tickets go on-sale tomorrow.

Monday 9 May; Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, London, E2 9NF; tickets available here

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