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.
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