Atomix, one of New York’s bright new things on the culinary scene is decamping to London’s Shoreditch for a four-hand pop-up at Lyle's on the 30th – 31st of July.
Run by Ellia Park and Junghyun Park, Atomix has become a critics’ darling. Effusive praise has come from all corners for their tasting menu approach to Korean dining. There’s a firm nod to tradition in their art and a design approach to innovation in their food as well as service and restaurant surroundings.
They join up with Lyle's for a two-night restaurant residency on 30 — 31 July, as part of Lyle's ‘Guest Series’ programme. Chef James Lowe created the programme as a way to facilitate cross-pollination of ideas and gain inspiration while not having the time to step away from his own kitchen to travel.
Lyle's is a hugely popular London restaurant and Chef Lowe is widely respected for his artistry and passion for British food. During the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in Singapore, one of the loudest cheers of the night was was reserved for Lyle's entry at no. 38.
The Guest Series, invites six to eight chefs per year from all over the world – friends as well as colleagues who Lowe wanted to know better – to explore the British countryside, then cook together.
The series acts like a sort of cultural exchange, with Lowe acting as ambassador for British food culture. The experience extends out of the kitchen, for instance, taking a small group of chefs on a deer stalking expedition in the Scottish countryside. The experience is completed with a two night collaborative dinner, emphasising something unique about British food.
On Tuesday, July 30th and Wednesday, July 31st, Lyle's will welcome chef Junghyun Park to cook a multi-course menu featuring 2 snacks, 4 savoury courses and 1 dessert for £69.