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Final lunch of 2015 announced

FEAST With Paul’s final lunch of 2015 will be at Little Water in Covent Garden on Sunday 8 November. Doors open at 12pm and lunch is served at 12:30pm.

 

STARTER

Duck breast with celeriac velouté and hazelnut crumb

Wild mushrooms with celeriac velouté and hazelnut crumb (V)

MAIN

Lamb fillet with red wine glaze, dauphinoise potatoes, hispi cabbage and chestnuts

Butternut squash risotto with fried sage (V)

DESSERT

Apple and calvados soufflé with salted caramel sauce

OR

Chocolate fondant with cherry compote and cream

If you would like to come along, you can book tickets directly from this website. Tickets are £25 for three courses, excluding drinks.

Third pop up date announced: 4 October

We’re back for a third lunchtime session at Little Water in Covent Garden on 4 October. This time, I have put together dishes that will brighten your taste buds, give you a peek into a favourite childhood food memory and a dessert … well, I have yet to make this for anyone who was not speechless until it was all gone!

Entry is £25 for three courses. Drinks are not included. Arrive from 12pm. Lunch is served at 12:30pm

STARTER

Vietnamese duck noodle salad with roast duck leg, rice noodles, vegetables and a spicy dressing

Vegetarian Vietnamese noodles salad with shiitake mushrooms, rice noodles, vegetables and a spicy dressing (V)

MAIN

Jerk chicken thighs, rice and peas, sweet corn purée and roasted sweet corn with a nectarine, coriander and pickled red onion salad

Jerk king oyster mushrooms, rice and peas, sweet corn purée  and roasted sweet corn with a nectarine, coriander and pickled red onion salad (V)

DESSERT

Toffee apple soufflé
Apple and calvados soufflé with salted caramel sauce

To ensure you have the best experience, dessert will be served in two waves, 15 minutes apart.

If you would like to come along, I would recommend booking early as the last two lunches sold out. Tickets are available from the Attend an event section.

What is the best way to top a sell-out week?

When my second popup sold out, I wondered if this week could get any better.

Well, it just did.

I am thrilled to announce that I will be the guest chef at the Phoenix Artist Club in London’s West End for three nights from Wednesday 26 August to Friday 28th.

I feel honoured to have been asked because the Phoenix is steeped in the history of the creative arts.

It is a magnet for anyone working on stage and screen, looking for a place to unwind that is full of character. Harry Potter scenes were filmed right outside its doors. The venue itself, below the Phoenix Theatre on Charing Cross Road, served as the the theatre’s original rehearsal and dressing rooms. Sir Laurence Olivier made his stage debut in Noel Coward’s Private Lives from these very rooms. And it is from these same rooms that I will be serving my menu.

There will be a choice of starters, mains and desserts as well as some freshly made bar snacks if you just want to pop in for a drink and a nibble. Sit, surrounded by decades of memorabilia, much of it signed, and take in the atmosphere.

The bar is nicknamed ‘shuts’ – by all the performers who go there after they have finished their own shows – because it never does.

You never know who might drop in after appearing on stage to give an impromptu performance. You can just turn up for drinks or dinner, but why not book so you don’t risk missing out?

Phoenix Artist Club
1 Phoenix Street
London
WC2H 8BU

Dinner service from 5pm – 9:30pm

You can book through the Opentable website or app.

Here is the menu we are offering.

Bar snacks

Chicken and rosemary popcorn – £1
Serrano ham croquetas with smoked paprika aioli – £5

Starters

Beetroot-cured salmon, pickled cucumber, horseradish mayonnaise, homemade rye crispbread – £6
Twice-baked blue cheese soufflé with pear curd and a watercress and hazelnut salad – £7

Mains

Roasted cod, potato millefeuille, onion purée, roasted shallots, pickled mushrooms – £15
Roast chicken, pommes Anna, carrots with braised lettuce, peas and bacon – £14
Roasted cauliflower with potato millefeuille, cauliflower purée, roasted walnuts, samphire and a caper and sultana dressing – £13

Desserts

Chocolate fondant with rapsberry coulis and cream – £5
Apricot frangipane tart with custard – £5

 

 

Second pop up sells out!

It felt great waking up this morning to find that my pop up restaurant event for Sunday 23rdat Little Water had sold out.

Developing a menu, cooking my food and serving it to people who say how much they have enjoyed it is one of the most fulfilling feelings.
Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and to everyone who has been so supportive of this crazy dream.
And, as if things could not get any better, there is more great news to come …

Join me at my first pop-up event

I’m really excited to announce that I will be cooking at my first pop-up event at the end of July.

I will be serving food that means a lot to me and that people have been asking me to cook for them since seeing me on MasterChef. It will all happen at Little Water, a great burger restaurant and vodka house in the heart of Covent Garden on 26 July at 12pm. I held drinks with family and friends to mark my first MasterChef heat appearance at Little Water and all the staff have been hugely supportive ever since.

I have devised a three-course menu for £25. Each of the courses is paired with an optional infused vodka, a speciality of Little Water. If I were not in the kitchen, I could think of few better ways to spend a Sunday lunchtime.

Full details and menu, including vegetarian option are on the event page.