Clare Smyth to Open First Solo Restaurant in August
31 May, 2017
Chef Clare Smyth’s first solo restaurant, Core, will open in London’s Notting Hill on 1 August it’s been announced.
The modern fine dining restaurant will offer a constantly evolving 10 to 12 course tasting menu (or just three or five courses if preferred), with ingredients sourced from British producers, and an extensive wine menu stretching to 400-plus fine wines and Champagnes, plus a number of more affordable options. The theme continues with British crockery and silverware.
“Brought up on a farm you understand from an early age just how good our ingredients are and how important it is to support local producers. As chefs, we have access to some of the finest native produce in the world here in Britain, and I want to continue to celebrate that in every menu,” said Smyth in a statement.
Northern Ireland-born Smyth, who trained under the likes of Alain Ducasse and Thomas Keller, is the only female chef in the UK to be awarded three Michelin stars, at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, but announced in late 2015 that she would be leaving to concentrate on her own project.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.