Thomas Keller Creates Hot Dog for London Restaurant
31 October, 2016
Thomas Keller, the three Michelin star chef (below) behind the French Laundry and Per Se has created a divine-sounding hot dog for a London restaurant owned by two ex-charges.
The Thomas Keller Surf and Turf, a Frankfurter topped with Cornish lobster, dill pickle chips and celery, will be on sale at Bubbledogs throughout December, priced at £12 ($14.60), Bloomberg reports.
Bubbledog owners Sandia Chang and James Knappet met whilst working at Per Se in New York. They also worked for Keller at his French Laundry pop-up at Harrods in 2011. Bubbledogs pairs hot dogs with Champagne, and guest chefs are often asked to contribute to the menu. They also have a sister restaurant, the one Michelin star Kitchen Table, which is accessed through Bubbledogs.
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Of the dish, Keller said: "We start with a traditional buttered brioche, like you’d find in a New England lobster roll. We layer the bun with house-made dill pickles, and then, for the 'relish,' we top the dog with chilled lobster salad and garnish it all with micro celery leaves.” He describes hot dogs as a “childhood favourite."
Geranium's Rasmus Kofoed has decided to stop serving meat at the restaurant currently ranked number two on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But the Danish chef isn't yet willing to go purely plant-based.