Three Michelin starred Florentine cuisine
Chefs from the three Michelin-starred Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence will take over the kitchens at Brunello at The Baglioni Hotel in London from 17-19 June. Continuing the restaurant’s year-long series of guest chef appearances, chef and co-owner of Enoteca Pinchiorri Annie Feolde will present some of her signature dishes in a three and five course menu. Dishes include Chinese Ravioli filled with Slowly Braised Guinea Fowl and Burrata; Parmesan Fondue, Veal Sauce and Thyme, and Roasted Pigeon with Spices and Chestnut Honey; Chickpea Flour Tart and Courgettes with Fresh Mint.
Contemporary dim sum
The Drunken Monkey in Shoreditch has launched a new dim sum menu to showcase techniques, dishes and ingredients gleaned from head chef Wai Lan's recent trip around China. His kitchen now sports a traditional Chinese roasting oven and new dishes include Barbecued Char Siu Pork and Crispy Roasted Pork Belly. Lan has headed the kitchen at the pan-Asian eatery and cocktail bar since it opened in 2002, and specialises in Fujian cuisine, one of the eight great traditions of Chinese cookery.
The 1901 Restaurant at Andaz Liverpool street has announced a series of monthly dinner events featuring cross-dressing entertainer Johnny Woo. Each event is to have a different theme – this month’s being “everybody’s birthday”. Served alongside is a three-course menu constructed by head chef Dominic Teague using British produce and French cooking techniques. If that’s not enough, there’s also a cabaret act, bingo and “outrageous” party games. Inclusive tickets cost £69.
Kent-based chef Richard Phillips is offering a range of picnic baskets containing fresh, home-made food from his three fine dining venues,
Thackeray’s, Hengist and Richard Phillips at Chapel Down. Customers can order gourmet picnic hampers (£35-50), containing delicacies such
as Cous Cous Salad with Mint & Saffron, Poached Native Lobster and Organic Lemon Tart, complemented by Chapel Down wine and Laurent Perrier Champagne.