Who’s Cooking Dinner? raises over £530,000 for leukaemia research

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Just over two weeks ago we were at the Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane for one of the biggest food events of the year – Who’s Cooking Dinner? which sees 20 of the country’s best chefs cook in one kitchen to raise money for Leuka (the leading leukaemia research charity). This year was even bigger and better raising more than £530,000.

The incredible chefs who generously gave their time for the cause included Ruth Rogers MBE (The River Café), Tom Kerridge (The Hand and Flowers), Adam Byatt (Trinity), Hélène Darroze (Hélène Darroze at The Connaught), Isaac McHale (The Clove Club), José Pizarro (Pizarro), Bjoern Weissgerber (Sexy Fish) James Lowe (Lyle’s), Francesco Mazzei (Sartoria), Brett Graham (The Ledbury), Ashley Palmer-Watts (Dinner by Heston Blumenthal), Mark Hix MBE (HIX), Peter Gordon (The Providores), Rainer Becker (Zuma), Angela Hartnett with Neil Borthwick (Murano, Merchants Tavern), Nuno Mendes (Chiltern Firehouse), Giorgio Locatelli (Locanda Locatelli), Tim Hughes (Scott’s), Hideki Hiwatashi (Sake no Hana) and Tong Chee Hwee (HKK). Collectively the chefs hold 15 Michelin stars between them.

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The top three auctions of the night amassed a total of £104,000 with Peter Gordon and José Pizarro’s dinner in San Sebastián going for £45,000. Francesco Mazzei’s two auction dinners raised £34,000 and Hélène Darroze’s dinner went for an impressive £25,000.

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It’s difficult to sum up such a unique event in words but it’s truly special and we are so honored to be a part of it and we’re looking forward to working on Who’s  Cooking Dinner? 2018.

www.whoscookingdinner.com

 

Stellar lineup for this year’s Who’s Cooking Dinner?

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‘The most extraordinary culinary event of the year’, Who’s Cooking Dinner? returns this March and we’re super excited to work on this prestigious night again.

The events sees 20 of the UK’s most celebrated chefs share the kitchen for one evening’s service at Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane. On Monday 6th March 200 lucky diners will relish an exclusive evening of unforgettable dishes from world-class culinary talent, with the event raising vital funds for research and treatment into leukaemia and blood cancers.

With an impressive collection of 15 Michelin stars between them 2017’s chef line-up includes: Ruth Rogers MBE (The River Café), Tom Kerridge (The Hand and Flowers), Adam Byatt (Trinity), Hélène Darroze (Hélène Darroze at The Connaught), Isaac McHale (The Clove Club), José Pizarro (Pizarro), Bjoern Weissgerber (Sexy Fish) James Lowe (Lyle’s), Francesco Mazzei (Sartoria), Brett Graham (The Ledbury), Ashley Palmer-Watts (Dinner by Heston Blumenthal), Mark Hix MBE (HIX), Peter Gordon (The Providores), Rainer Becker (Zuma), Angela Hartnett with Neil Borthwick (Murano, Merchants Tavern), Nuno Mendes (Chiltern Firehouse), Giorgio Locatelli (Locanda Locatelli), Tim Hughes (Scott’s), Hideki Hiwatashi (Sake no Hana) and Tong Chee Hwee (HKK).

A concept created by chef Peter Gordon in 1998, the annual ‘Who’s Cooking Dinner?’ evening is one of the city’s most celebrated dining occasions.

www.whoscookingdinner.com

Jar Kitchen’s Supper Club Series – Menus

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In our last post we announced that Jar Kitchen will be teaming up with their suppliers to launch an exciting Supper Club series – LAND. AIR. FIRE. EARTH. SEA:

  • LAND: 6 June – Meat
  • FIRE: 4 July – BBQ, Grilling and Smoking
  • AIR: 1 August – Game
  • SEA: 5 September – Seafood
  • EARTH: 3 October – Vegetables

We now have full menus for each supper club, which we’re sure you’ll agree with us that this is definitely not one to miss..

LAND – PIG (WALTER ROSE)

Nibbles: Crisp pig ears with smoked mayo; Lardo croutons
Pig terrine (trotter and jowl), house made pickles and crisp quails egg
Braised pig cheeks with smoked pomme purée, cider apple fondant, sage jus
Chocolate ganache, hazelnut, piggy popcorn, fior di latte

SEA – FISH (CAPITAL SEAFOOD)

Nibbles: House made taramasalata served with seasonal vegetables; Colchester oysters
Charred octopus, grapefruit, coriander, chilli
Roasted turbot, lemon verbena, beurre noisette, cauliflower purée
Set lemon cream with raspberry and lavender shortbread

AIR – GAME / POULTRY (CANON & CANON)

Nibbles: Game based charcuterie from Canon and Canon
Mixed game terrine, house made pickles, sourdough
Pheasant, toasted sourdough purée, burnt onion, blackberry game jus
Cherry & Chocolate: cherry mousse, dark chocolate soil, milk chocolate ice cream

FIRE – BBQ / SMOKE / GRILL (TBC)

Nibbles: smoked nuts; Cured meats (smoked)
Hot smoked and cured trout, pickled beetroot, house made rye bread with herb butter
Lamb – smoked belly, cutlet, devilled kidney with wholegrain mustard jus, smoked butter potatoes, and corn on the cob
Smoked Jar Kitchen yoghurt panna cotta and grilled pear

EARTH – VEGGIE (TBC)

Nibbles: Secretts Farm baby vegetables; Baba ghanoush; Flatbreads; Dukkah
Roast potimarron, cobnuts, honey and goat curd
Griddled baby vegetables (fennel, leek, courgette) white onion purée, gremolata, vinaigrette
Cauliflower, romanesco, gubbeen, sourdough crumb
Strawberries & Cream: strawberry mouse, strawberry gel, langues de chat, milk jelly

Tickets cost £50, to book call 020 7405 4255.

www.jarkitchen.com

 

Who’s Cooking Dinner? 2016 coming this March

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There’s less than three weeks to go till the annual fundraising event, Who’s Cooking Dinner? and we couldn’t be more excited.

The event, held at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane, sees twenty world-class chefs come together for one night in order to raise money for Leuka, the charity which raises funds for the vital research into the causes and treatment of Leukaemia and blood cancer.

The full line-up of chefs lay claim to a whopping 16 Michelin stars collectively. Those cooking on the night include: Angela Hartnett (Murano), Ashley Palmer-Watts (Dinner by Heston Blumenthal), Brett Graham (The Ledbury), Bruce Poole (Chez Bruce), Chris & Jeff Galvin (Galvin Restaurants), Clare Smyth (Restaurant Gordon Ramsay), Claude Bosi (Hibiscus), Dan Doherty (Duck & Waffle), Francesco Mazzei (Sartoria), Gary Lee (The Ivy), Giorgio Locatelli (Locanda Locatelli), Hideki Hiwatashi (Sake no Hana), Mark Hix (HIX), Nathan Outlaw (Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Outlaw’s at The Capital Hotel), Nieves Barragán Mohacho (Barrafina), Nuno Mendes (Chiltern Firehouse), Rainer Becker (Zuma), Sally Clarke with Michele Lombardi (Clarke’s), Tim Hughes (Scott’s) and Tong Chee Hwee (HKK).

The evening begins with a draw during the pre-dinner reception where guests find out which chef is cooking for which table. Meanwhile the chefs will be busy getting to work, ready to dish up a unique menu of their cuisine to their given table. Following the meal, diners will be invited to take part in an auction where they can bid for the chefs to cook in their own home. Exclusively for this year, the Godfather of English Pop Art Peter Blake has created a bespoke Who’s Cooking Dinner? piece of artwork for the auction. There’ll also be drinks carefully crafted by award-winning bartender Rich Woods (Duck & Waffle, SUSHISAMBA) who will be serving up some of his finest cocktail creations for the night.

Who’s Cooking Dinner? promises to be an unforgettable night and one which raises money and awareness for a worthwhile cause – we can’t wait to see the chefs get down to work!

www.whoscookingdinner.com