Playing with fire! This spring, The Stafford London is celebrating the joy of outdoor cooking with their new Courtyard Fire barbecue series
If you love flame-grilled grub, don’t miss out on this upcoming dining series. From April onwards, Culinary Director Ben Tish and Executive Chef Jozef Rogulski will be joined by a roster of brilliant chefs to cook a collaborative menu from the outdoor grilling area in The Courtyard at The American Bar.
Kicking off the series will be Matt Brown, Group Executive Chef from the inimitable Hawksmoor, cooking up a suitably indulgent menu on the 24 April. Tempting dishes include snacks of Short rib & Ogleshield nuggets with kimchi ketchup and a Native lobster roll; followed by starters of either Roast Brixham scallops with white port and garlic or Old spot belly ribs and vinegar slaw.
It wouldn’t be a Hawksmoor menu without steak and boy are they bringing the beef! Matt will be barbecuing big Dry aged porterhouse steaks, perfect for sharing between two alongside their Triple cooked beef dripping chips, Creamed spinach and Bone marrow gravy. To finish, guests can tuck into the legendary Hawksmoor Sticky toffee pudding and clotted cream.
Discussing the collaboration, Will Beckett, Founder of Hawksmoor said: “I think The Stafford is one of the great hidden gems of London. The American Bar, the vast underground Wine Cellars, The Game Bird and of course the Courtyard.
It’s one of my go-to places for eating outdoors and I’m really happy that we will be cooking there with Ben, who is one of London’s great chefs and a good friend.”
Matt Brown commented: “Everyone at Hawksmoor can’t wait to get cooking for people on May 17th, but I’m really excited to be cooking a Hawksmoor meal alongside our friend Ben outdoors at the Stafford Courtyard to celebrate the beginning of the end of restrictions and hopefully a bit of Spring sunshine. It means a lot to us to be invited and hopefully it’s a reminder for a Londoners of what’s to come when we open our own doors again.”
Other names currently confirmed in the series include chef, author and barbecue aficionado Genevieve Taylor, and founder of Singaporean kopitiam Mei Mei London, Chef Elizabeth Haigh.
Keep your eyes peeled, as further dates and menus will be confirmed in the coming weeks, as well as other guest chefs in the series.
Make it happen
How: To book a table in the beautiful Courtyard of The Stafford London For Matt’s menu, please call 0207 493 0111 or email email@example.com.
When: Matt’s menu will be served from 12pm – 8pm on the 24 April only.
Where: 16-18 St James’s Pl, St. James’s, London SW1A 1NJ