Ready for some gourmet girl power?
Aster’s Executive Chef, Helena Puolakka, is welcoming two of the UK’s most accomplished chefs – Sally Clarke and Angela Hartnett – to her critically acclaimed Nordic-French restaurant
Taking place just after International Women’s Day and with 50% of ticket sales going to Women’s Aid, this very special night at Aster will see the remarkable chefs ‘in conversation’ with Richard Vines, Bloomberg’s chief critic.
As well as the talk, guests will then feast upon a four-course menu created by Helena Puolakka in collaboration with the guest chefs.
What’s on the menu:
• A starter of Salad of Italian peas, fava beans and asparagus, creme fraiche dressing and seeded rye, dill wafer
• Guinea fowl agnolotti
• Warm smoked Var salmon, pickled cucumber, Atlantic prawns, wild garlic
• Rhubarb, pink peppercorn pannacotta, lovage sorbet
About the chefs
1 Sally Clarke
Sally Clarke opened her restaurant Clarke’s in the mid-1980s. Inspired by her mentor Alice Waters (Chef Patron of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California), Sally brought something new and exciting to London, with daily changing menus firmly rooted in the Mediterranean and Californian traditions, using the day’s best and freshest produce in a light and contemporary style.
In 1988 Sally opened her shop next door, & Clarke’s, selling freshly baked breads, pastries and a range of takeaway items for the home. A wholesale bakery was the natural progression, which now supplies many of London’s restaurants, hotels and specialty shops.
2 Angela Hartnett
Angela Hartnett is one of the UK’s best loved chefs whose talent and warm personality have secured her status as national treasure. She burst onto the UK dining scene in 2002 when she took over the kitchen of The Connaught Hotel, at the time a bastion of male lineage chef-dom.
With her unflappable character and sheer talent, Angela won over even the toughest cynics. Angela has since confirmed herself as one of the UK’s most successful chef restaurateurs, with restaurants including the Michelin starred Murano, Merchant’s Tavern, the Murano Cafés and Hartnett and Holder at Limewood.
3 Helena Puolakka
Helena Puolakka has trained with some of the world’s most exciting chefs, including Pierre Koffmann and Pierre Gagnaire in Paris, but her approach to cooking has been equally shaped by her Finnish upbringing which focussed on uncomplicated and distinctive flavours.
Make it happen
When: Monday 12th March 2018
Where: Aster, 150 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 5LB
Wallet: Tickets start from £70 per person. Click here to book