Following a successful tenure on Holloway Road for the past six years, Provisions Wine & Cheese are set to open in Hackney this month, the purveyors of affordable and accessible artisan products heading East on 25 March.
Founded by wine and food entrepreneur, Hugo Meyer Esquerré, the original store quickly established itself as a neighbourhood favourite with long lines forming; those in the know queueing up to get their hands on organic and natural wines, raw milk cheeses and artisanal deli items sourced from some of the finest small suppliers across Europe. The East London concept wil, naturally, follow on in this vein, adding into the mix new deli products and a fresh sandwich menu using artisan ingredients and curated by chef, Maximilien Truel (ex-Pollen Street Social).
At 650 square feet, the deli is located at the intersection between Hackney Road and Columbia Road and has been designed by Oslo-based architecture firm Haptic, who’ve opted for Mediterranean influences to compliment Provisions’ signature industrial aesthetics of steel and wood accents. Terracotta tiles will cover the floor whilst the large quantities of mouthwatering cheese, meats and wine, will be showcased in large shelving units and coolers.
A further 700 square feet can be found downstairs, in a space that will play host to a series of Supper Clubs at the 12-seater Chef’s Table, which is set to open in the Autumn. It’s set to be the perfect spot to host events, wine tastings, talks, and DJ nights.
From the new and exclusive sandwich menu that’ll feature both meaty and veggie options served on sourdough bread or flatbread, through the varied wine offering that champions sustainable farming practices and supports independent winemakers, and on to specialist cheeses and Italian, French and Spanish cured meats and hams, you’d better get yourself in line for the stellar produce at Provisions Wine & Cheese Hackney.