Women in Hospitality
Lazy Susan was at the inspiring Women in Hospitality event at Caravan Fitzrovia with a stellar line-up of chefs. Impossible to choose a favourite from six amazing courses, but the bar was set for all the beautiful plates to come with Rose Ashby of Spring’s burrata, treviso, pumpkin with sage and chestnut dressing. Huge thank you to everyone for their lovingly created dishes.
Auction Against Hunger
To Auction Against Hunger, the annual fundraising beano that the charity Action Against Hunger puts on with an array of brilliant chefs. The Dumbwaiter flew around Borough Market ticking off dishes – everything from Smokestak’s gorgeous pigs head croquettas to BreadAhead’s outrageous Eton mess doughnut. Special mention for the delicious Sabor chicken oyster bocadillo, for which the queue snaked round the site.
Flesh & Buns
The Dumbwaiter has always loved the original Flesh & Buns in Soho, so was delighted to receive an invitation to dine at the restaurant on Berners Street, Fitzrovia. The restaurant consists of a large perfectly-lit room and a large bar area where the Dumbwaiter feasted on spicy tuna rolls, Korean fried chicken wings, chillied edamame as well as rabbit katsu buns and chilli miso brisket. All washed down with pisco sours and looked after by attentive staff. The perfect mid-week treat.
The Dumbwaiter ventured towards Sloane Square last Friday for dinner at the recently opened Kahani on Wilbraham Place. The Indian restaurant is from chef Peter Joseph, who previously worked at Tamarind. The Dumbwaiter particularly enjoyed the soft shell crab.
Last weekend The Dumbwaiter left London to stay at Heckfield Place in Hampshire. This new country house hotel has stunning interiors with the two restaurants at the property overseen by one of our favourites, Skye Gyngell. On a rainy Saturday afternoon, The Dumbwaiter enjoyed a lunch of roasted Jerusalem artichokes with creamed onions, goat’s curd and carne salata at Marle restaurant.