Dan Barber, the chef and co-owner of the acclaimed Blue Hill at Stone Barns farm to table restaurant in up-state New York, 48 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, is bringing his food waste-focused restaurant pop-up to London.
WastED, which debuted at Barber’s New York City restaurant in 2015, will take over the rooftop of the Selfridges department store in Central London from 24 February to 2 April. Barber, along with a series of guest chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Tom Kerridge and Clare Smyth will be preparing delicious dishes comprised entirely of the kind of off-cuts and trimmings that usually end up in the trash.
“Drawing inspiration from the UK’s already-vibrant food waste movement, the pop-up will showcase ingredients-in-the-rough from local producers and purveyors across the food industry, and even riff on a few British classics,” says the official website.
The New York pop-up was described by The New York Times's restaurant critic Pete Wells as "one of the best times I’ve enjoyed in a restaurant in the last year," where guest chefs including Daniel Humm and Grant Achatz, so diners in London can rest assured they're in for something special.
Reservations can be made here.
Watch the engaging Barber in oratory mood in the video below.
This article was updated on 16/01/2017
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