This is such a great new initiative! Carousel in London is a new restaurant in a former cricket club in the Marylebone district, where they have everything (a cool interior and skilled staff) except a chef. That’s because every few weeks they invite a different chef in their open kitchen. They started in August with Argentine chef Javier Rodriguez after which they invited the local Italian heroes of Locanda Locatelli. When I was there last week, I met Harry Cummins and Laura Vidal. He’s a chef, she’s a sommelier and they met at the popular restaurant Frenchie in Paris, after which they also worked at El Celler de Can Roca. Under the name of Paris Pop Up guests were served a delicious four-course menu with matching wines. I myself am quite a fan of desserts and their apple dessert was incredibly tasty. You actually didn’t wanted the taste to disappear in your mouth, so good. The agenda for the coming months is already full. In November Selin Kiazim will promote the Turkish – Cypriot cuisine and December is all about Christmas (hey, we’re in London where the Christmas decorations of Selfridges were up in October already) with delicious lunch menus created by Ollie Templeton (ex-Moro) and Max Pasetti (ex-Bocca di Lupo and Trullo). Reservations are recommended!


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