London, it’s time to get wastED…but before we get the beers down, it’s actually not what you think. Selfridges London, or more specifically the rooftop at Selfridge’s, has teamed up with New York’s internationally acclaimed Blue Hill restaurants to bring attention to London’s food waste movement. Beers or not, this is definitely something we can get behind!
wastED London, which will take place from 24 February until 2 April 2017, is headed by American Chef Dan Barber as he makes his first public cooking appearance in London. We saw Barber cooking up a storm on the Netflix hit documentary, Chef’s Table, where he was working with local farmers to bring the best locally sourced ingredients to his restaurant.
His intriguing dishes used the simplest of ingredients but it was his display that made everything so spectacular and beautiful about his food. His vision was to get everyone thinking about where food comes from and what better way than having it all on display, leaves and all. His unique salad dish displayed each vegetable as it was so you knew exactly what you were eating.
Barber is bringing his concept to London, teaming up with local farmers, fishermen, suppliers and retailers to challenge what we think of as “inedible” food. Sounds interesting, we know! He is also teaming up with London chefs to create special nightly menus using ingredients such as the discarded cores of spiralised veg and water from chickpea cans – we can’t wait to see what he cooks up this time!
The dishes will be complete with cocktails by Iain Griffiths (previously at Mr Lyans), and a view of the London skyline. Reservations are now open; online or call at 020 7788 6210.