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June 6, 2014 5:11 pm
A glamorous 38 floors above London in the Heron Tower, Sushisamba serves a fusion of Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese cuisines. The buzz of beautiful people is the thing, so come here for style-conscious screenings of all matches, Brazilian dishes such as chouriço assado and cocktails crafted for the national teams – Caipirinhas and Passionfruit Batidas for the hosts; elderflower, lemon juice and IPA with Tanqueray for the English. The terrace will be decked with Astroturf to enhance the mood.
Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY; sushisamba.com
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Boteco Brasil Soho
This is the only pop-up with the official backing of the Brazilian embassy, incorporating food, art, fashion – and football – over two floors of The Gallery Soho. Experienced events curators are involved, including Cid Blanco, who created the Casa Brasil in London for the national team at the 2012 Olympics. Tickets for match screenings include Brazilian feasts conceived by “culinary designer” Simone Mattar.
From June 12 at The Gallery Soho, 123 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0EW. Screenings cost £60 (£80 for Brazil or England matches); tickets from botecobrasilsoho.com
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This Fitzrovia specialist of hot dogs and grower champagnes, served together, has concocted 10 new “World Cup” hot-dog fillings for its steamed buns and frankfurters, each representing a different team. France, for example, has the “Jean-Pierre” – new potato slices, beer-pickled onions, melted raclette cheese and mini-cornichons; Spain the “Calçotada” with spicy romesco sauce, charred grilled onions and spiced almonds.
70 Charlotte Street, W1T 4QG; bubbledogs.co.uk. From June 9; hot dogs from £7, served until the end of the tournament.
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For football on the side, and Negronis centre-forward, head to this Hackney railway arch. Better-known for its coffee roastery, the venue also has a beer garden and a hulking La Marzocco Linea Barbecue. It will be grilling its way through the tournament, with screenings of selected matches and DJs.
Arch 374 Helmsley Place, E8 3SB. Games screened Thurs-Sun, free entry; climpsonsarch.com
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“Best of Brazil” cookery classes
Food education hub Jenius Social is running evening classes in the art of Brazilian cuisine this month. Pupils will learn how to make fishcakes, doughnuts, prawn skewers and fried pasties using pastry, seafood and spices – just what you need for any footie-foodie gathering.
Studio 8, The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Street, N7 8GR; jeniussocial.co.uk. Places available at time of press for classes on June 12 and June 18, price £45
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