Chefs and restaurateurs eat out more than some of us and know more about food than most. I asked about 50 of the U.K.’s culinary masters where they enjoyed their best London restaurant meals of the year.
Michelin announces the winners and losers for its 2011 U.K. guide on Jan. 18 and the country’s chefs are betting that Koffmann’s, L’Anima and Marcus Wareing will be among the London restaurants that gain a star.
April Bloomfield, the British chef best known for her cooking at the Spotted Pig in New York, is to return to London for a two-day residence at St John Chinatown to mark the U.K. publication of her cookbook.
It’s Saturday night at the Spotted Pig, the U.K.-style pub in New York’s West Village. London chef Fergus Henderson’s dishes are making a guest appearance on the menu as he’s on his annual culinary visit to the city.
London possesses five duos that lead the way in dining. The Hart brothers own Fino, Barrafina and Quo Vadis; the Galvins their eponymous eateries. Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver founded the St. John mini-empire, while the Wolseley was brought to you by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King .
St. John Hotel is scheduled to open in London’s Chinatown in mid-October, 16 years after the debut on Oct. 22, 1994, of St. John restaurant, best known for serving innards. Remember that we once thought brains were for boffins and hearts for Valentine’s Day?