Inspired by the flavours and produce of Norfolk, join top chefs Tom Aikens and Nigel Mendham for a tasting menu filled with East Anglian opulence
Who’s hungry for a taste of fine dining perfection? Taking place this July, head to the Mayfair hotel, DUKES LONDON, for a one-off gastronomic evening with top chefs at the hotel’s signature restaurant, GBR.
Ideal for a taste of heritage combined with creative plating, the special evening will see two chefs join forces to create a night inspired by the flavours of Norfolk.
Inspired by their joint Norfolk heritage and fond memories of summers spent on the north Norfolk coast, longstanding Executive Head Chef, Nigel Mendham, will be cooking alongside celebrity Michelin-star chef, Tom Aikens for a one-off, six-course Norfolk Boys tasting menu.
Using local produce from their trusted Norfolk suppliers including Nurtured in Norfolk, they will draw on fond memories of sandy beaches, clam-picking and crabbing – but rest assured, there will no sand castles or nets in sight.
What’s more, a donation from each ticket sold will go towards one of DUKES LONDON’s favourite charities – Hospitality Action. One of the industry’s most important charities, Hospitality Action offers vital assistance to those who have worked within hospitality in the UK and who find themselves in crisis.
On 9th July guests will have the opportunity to meet both chefs and hear why Norfolk is an important taste destination.
For those unable to attend, selected dishes from The Norfolk Boys menu will also be available at GBR throughout the summer.
The dish on Tom Aikens
Hailed as one of Britain’s most creative chefs, Tom Aikens climbed rapidly to success in his culinary career – becoming the youngest chef to win two Michelin stars aged only 26.
Tom’s food continues to emphasise sustainable, high-quality British ingredients executed with imaginative, technical flair, which aligns perfectly with Chef Nigel’s approach to food.
The dish on Nigel Mendham
At GBR, former Michelin star holder, Nigel Mendham, delivers refined British cooking; since his appointment at DUKES LONDON in 2011, Nigel has made his mark on the competitive London dining scene, attracting critical acclaim.
The menu is as follows:
Norfolk gin and beetroot cured longshore cod
Thyme – Kings Lynn brown shrimps – orange
Norfolk asparagus, black garlic puree, garlic oil, cured egg yolk
Natured in Norfolk herbs
Cromer Crab, Burnt celeriac, Blakeney Samphire, Horseradish
Roasted cauliflower florets
Biffin apple – ‘Colman’s’ English mustard – Binham blue cheese
57-degree lamb neck fillet
Pickled sea asparagus – ‘stewkey blues’ – baked organic bagthorpe farm potato
Poached & dehydrated Sharrington farm strawberries, lemon balm, basil ice-cream
Make it happen
When: Tuesday 9th July 2019, from 7pm.
Where: 35 St James’s Pl, St. James’s, London SW1A 1NY
Wallet: Tickets are priced at £125 per person and include a welcome drink upon arrival, a six-course tasting menu, and wine pairing with DUKES LONDON’s Royal Warrant partner, Justerini & Brooks. Price excludes service charge.
How: To book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org; call 020 7491 4840; or visit www.gbrrestaurantslondon.com