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Lyle’s Collaborate With NYC’s Pam Yung — and More News

Plus Tom Adams talks about meat, Bob Bob Ricard’s chef is on the move, and more poké yawn

Pam Yung
Daniela Velasco​

Lyle’s next Guest Series is with Pam Yung
The chef from Brooklyn in NYC will be cooking two dinners with James Lowe on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 August in the Shoreditch restaurant. Previous European experience includes time at El Celler de Can Roca (Spain), In De Wulf (Belgium) and La Chassagnette (France). After returning to the States, she built and ran the pastry programs at NYC pizza institution Roberta’s and Ignacio Mattos’ ISA, where she found a passion for bread-baking and developed her own style as a pastry chef. 

In 2014 she opened her first restaurant, Semilla, in Brooklyn, NYC. That restaurant is now closed. Tickets for the Guest Series set menu are £59, excluding drinks and service. They go on sale on Friday 28 July at 4pm.

Tom Adams talks about meat and cooking in Cornwall
Tom Adams has been speaking to Big Hospitality about his passion for animals and sourcing meat in the right way. Adams now spends the majority of his time in Cornwall— closer to the farmers he’s been working with for the past six years — at Coombeshead Farm, a joint venture between he and April Bloomfield. Commenting on the time he spent travelling to Cornwall (when working as a chef in London) to set up a co-op of rare-breed farmers, he said, “Why am I doing all this and it’s all going to London? I wanted to be able to serve stuff where it is grown and have control.”

Bob Bob Ricard’s executive chef is leaving
The Soho restaurant’s executive chef Anna Hough is moving on, Richard Vines announced on Twitter this morning.

Minnow opens in Clapham
A new “modern European with influences from the Indian Ocean” neighbourhood restaurant opens today in Clapham Common. The head chef is Chris Frichot who has previously worked at Caravan, Hawksmoor and Hoi Polloi; he will run Minnow with support from his fiancée, Saba. Jake Boyce (former Head Chef of Jason Atherton’s Social Wine and Tapas) will also be in the kitchen. The Pavement, Clapham Common, SW4 OHY,

Ex-Barrafina head chef cooking at Hawksmoor
Ahead of opening her new restaurant Sabor, on Heddon Street, Nieves Barragan-Mohacho is teaming up with Hawksmoor Borough for a dinner tomorrow night in the ‘Cooks Room’. Tickets cost £125. All proceeds will go to Action Against Hunger’s #UniteAgainstFamine appeal. Hawksmoor Borough, 16 Winchester Walk, London, SE1 9AQ.

Island Poké are opening site number two in the City
Following their opening on Kingly Street in Soho last year, James Porter and his team will will open in Broadgate Circle on 31 July, Caterer reports. New dishes will include poké nachos, poké tacos — ? — and a ‘bowl of the month’ initiative.

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