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Chef Pedro Passinhas Creates a Menu Inspired by Wallpaper and More News

Four things to know from the world of food today

One of Passinhas’ dishes, inspired by wallpaper
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  • “Experimental chef,” Pedro Passinhas, is launching a pop-up restaurant in Soho for London Design Festival: The “Off the Wall & onto the Plate” pop-up will feature a seven-course menu inspired “entirely” by wallpaper. It opens on 22 September and runs until 4 October in The House of Wallpaper by Graham & Brown at 19 Greek Street. The menu includes ‘sheet scallop’ served with slow cooked pork neck, metallic paper made from fresh oysters, and an edible wallpaper napkin amuse-bouche. Passinhas, said: “Cooking is an art form and a means of expression, and so is home décor. Bridging the gap between wallpaper and food was a challenge, but we’ve managed to translate the patterns and textures onto the plates while keeping the menu delicious, locally-sourced and seasonal.” Bookings can be made here:
  • Brunswick House has reopened today, following a refurbishment of the bar area. Jackson Boxer, the restaurant’s owner, tweeted a picture of the new, more modern look.
  • Olle, a new Korean barbecue restaurant, will open in Soho, according to a tweet by MCA. Charles Seo — the founder of Japanese restaurant Kyoto Soho — will open the 80-cover space at 86-88 Shaftesbury Avenue, on the edge of Soho, later this week.
  • The online supermarket, Ocado, is teaming up with Amazon to enable customers to add to their shopping baskets using the e-commerce brand’s voice-recognition system, Alexa, report Bloomberg. Ocado released a statement today announcing that they have developed an app for Alexa “that allows customers to add items to their digital shopping lists, keep track of orders and ask for product recommendations simply by speaking.” The service is available now.

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