FOOD&DRINK London Lite Wednesday, 15 July 2009 19 mix of gin, martini rosato, fresh lime juice and rose syrup, perfect for sum- mer drinking. Showing now: Greater London, Richard Bryants photographic cele- bration of a city (free). Somerset House River Terrace, WC2, 020 7845 4646. Caf open daily, 10ammidnight ICA Caf THE ICA has long been an artistic hub and the caf, a collaboration with res- taurateur Oliver Peyton which re-opened last year after a revamp, is no exception. The dining room and mezzanine bar mix monochrome cool with a retro col- our scheme and host events from one-off club nights to live bands. The menu has a similar retro twist and classics include crisp fried squid in sweet chilli sauce, 7.50, and asparagus and wild herb salad with boiled egg, 6.50, to start. Mains include roast chicken with courgette fritters and spring vegetables, 10.25, or organic salmon and haddock fishcake with poached egg and spinach, 9.50. But do leave space for Eton Mess, 4. Showing now: Poor. Old. Tired. Horse. (free) an exhibi- tion of Sixties concrete poetry, text-based art and graphics. The ICA, The Mall, SW1, 020 7930 8619, ica.org.uk, open seven days a week, and until 1am Tue-Sat Bubble FASHIONISTAS will love Bubble Caf at the Fashion And Textile Museum. It has just reopened and everything, from walls to tables to cushions, is pristine white. And theres a cute terrace outside thats an all-day suntrap. Grab a stylish cupcake, 2.50, with your mid-morning latte, 2.30, but lunch is really where its at. Dishes have a Mexican slant in homage to the FTMs architect, Ricardo Legorreta. They include chicken with mol sauce (4.80), plus a plethora of burritos and tacos, from 3.50. A sec- ond branch opens soon i n n e a r b y Blossom Square. Showing now: Undercover: The Evolution of Underwear (6.50) featur- ing a corset belonging to burlesque artiste Immodesty Blaize. Fashion And Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey St SE1, 020 7703 2653, ftmlondon.org Caf open daily 8am6pm Wellequipped Cath Kidston bowl This cute, colourful melamine bowl decorated with strawberries is just the thing for BBQ or picnic puds -- fill it up with ice cream, or fruit, if youre feeling virtuous. Strawberry melamine bowl, 4, cathkidston. co.uk Litebites Foodanddrinknews ReeledinbytastyTaiwanesefishdishes THIS smart new Taiwanese is distinguished by a delectable iced window display -- an astonishing mass of fish and shellfish so fresh theyre still wriggling. Most diners here, reassuringly, are Asian, and far more au fait than us with the bewildering huge choice on offer in the menu. First we perused the chefs specials: no fewer than 22 fish varieties, from conger eel to salmon head, and 10 ways to have them cooked. Then there was the cheap, treat-packed Night Market Tapas option, plus a daytime dim sum list. Whatever you choose, Freshness is key: owner Geoffrey Leong serves up authentic Taiwanese cuisine at Keelung in Chinatown its hard to go wrong with the colourfully tasty, authentic food. We loved the razor clams (3 each). Too often chewy, here they were steamed to a juicy tenderness with fragrant chilli. The manager, when pressed, recommended the Chilean sea bass (13.80), a pleasant if safe bet, accompanied by ginger and steamed onion. The more exotic dishes wowed us even more. I braved the house special of boneless pigs trotters in a clay pot of soy sauce and rice wine (9), the mouth-watering tender meat much like a richer-tasting pork belly. Crayfish stir-fried in chilli (18.80) looked stunning in their shells surrounded by vibrantly scarlet chillis, but were hard work, with very little meaty reward. Fresh eel-fried noodles (7.20) were my favourite: slippery, thick and packed with flavour. This is a buzzy, conveniently central, cheapish place for dinner. But watch it -- if your date opts for stir-fried morning glory with garlic (5.80) they could be hinting at something else altogether. LaRUsHKa IvaN-ZaDeH KEELUNG 6 Lisle Street, WC2 (020 7734 8128) Dinner for two with wine and service, 65 Novellis novelty Top French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli is not just a pretty face. To raise money for the Breast Cancer Care strawberry Tea campaign, the Gallic heart-throb is holding a cookery course for 16 people at his farmhouse home on 29 July. Jean Christophes summer strawberry Delight course costs 350 per person (with lunch and drinks). All proceeds go to Breast Cancer Care. jeanchristophenovelli.com Shake with a twist MilkshAke chain shakeAway has arrived at last to shake up islington with its fab concoctions. Get down there to make your choice of 150 different ingredients from Wispa bars to haribo starMix and have them blended up for you in one wickedly delicious chilled shake. schlurp! The Iconic Angle Kiosk, 27 N1 Islington Shopping Centre, N1 Slice of the action poNTis italian kitchen invites you to get creative with its new Dough Your own pizza special. Fling the dough and select toppings for your dream pizza, then have it cooked in a wood- burning stove. Available Monday to Wednesday, 15pp with a glass of prosecco and ice cream for afters. Pontis Italian Kitchen, 5-7 John Princes St, W1 (020 3230 3018) To your health... suMosAlAD, the cool Aussie chain, brings its fresh salads, sandwiches and wraps to the City for fast yet good food. Choose from 30 fresh ingredients to be prepared in front of you. Toppings include ripe avocado, Moroccan lamb and Vietnamese chicken. Regular salad, 4.30, large salad, 4.95. Deliveries are also available. 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