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Star Chef Anna Tobias Pops Up at P. Franco — Plus More News

St. John Bread and Wine is now open at 9am, Som Saa starts “Molam Sundays,” and Carousel has another exciting residency

Strawberry milkshake with vintage Armagnac is on Anna Tobias’ menu at P. Franco tonight
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Anna Tobias takes of P. Franco’s induction hobs for the night

Anna Tobias, one of London’s best chefs without a restaurant, is cooking at P Franco tonight (Friday). Tobias is just one of the confirmed guests announced to be taking over the induction hobs at Eater London’s restaurant of the year while the current resident chef, George Tomlin, is on paternity leave. Tobias’ largely Italian menu includes: fresh borlotti, tomatoes, and basil; rare beef, salt, lemon and olive oil; squid, peas, courgette and anchovy; veal mince and tatties; and strawberry milkshake with Armagnac for dessert. No reservations, but one of the highlights of the weekend. Following Tobias, on Saturday and Sunday, will be Seb Myers, one half of Snackbar, and ex-Viajante, Chiltern Firehouse, and Sager + Wilde Paradise Row.


Nu-Thai Som Saa announces new “Molam Sunday Sessions” for summer

Spitalfields Thai restaurant som saa has announced that it will launch a series of Sunday sessions for the summer, called “Molam Sundays.” The series of six events aim to “showcase the rustic and rural dishes of Thailand’s countryside and backstreets,” and will be available every Sunday from 3pm to 9pm, 17 June — 22 July. Molam is a traditional genre of music from the northern Thai Isaan province and neighbouring Laos. Som Saa says it “will be spinning records from their collection interspersed with Thai pop, funk and hip hop.”

As for the menu: It will be “rustic,” served in “a relaxed style” and will include: Grilled dishes will include grilled pork jowl with jaew dipping sauce; spicy larbs (served with raw vegetables and sticky rice) includes a larb plaa dip — chopped raw salad of stone bass with Thai herbs and roasted rice powder; som tam salads; rustic soups and curries including sup hang wua — Southern Thai-style oxtail with cassia, dried chillies and tomatoes. Among the larger sharing dishes will be miang pla pao: grilled salt crusted wild seabass with herbs, leaves and noodles to wrap and bpet thung tao: whole duck served different ways — fried offal, larb of minced breast, hot and sour soup and coconut smoked and grilled legs.


St John Bread and Wine is now open from 9am

It is well documented that St. John Bread and Wine does not just one of London’s finest bacon sandwiches, but one of the city’s better British breakfast menus, as well. Good news for east London: the restaurant has announced that it will open now at 9am. Head chef Farokh Talati’s breakfast menu is available until 11.30am, Monday to Friday and until midday at the weekend. Bubble and squeak with fried egg and homemade brown sauce, plus jam and custard doughnuts also feature on the breakfast menu.


Carousel in Marylebone announces its next resident restaurant

From Tuesday 5 — Saturday 9 June, neo-bistro Le Comptoir à Manger, run by chef Carole Eckert and front-of-house sommelier Bérangère Pellissard in Strasbourg, will pop-up at the Carousel kitchen in Marylebone. Dishes, which will use seasonal Alsatian produce will include: Grilled bay gem, trout roe, bread crumbs, chervil, and cider beurre blanc; lamb sweetbreads, lamb broth, woodruff, broad beans and spring onion; and white asparagus ice cream, white asparagus tips, and hazelnut tuile.


Lee Skeet returns to the kitchen for one-night-only pop-up

Cornishman Lee Skeet, the former head chef at Chiswick’s Hedone, has announced that he will do a one-off tasting menu event on Sunday 24 June at Uyen Luu’s supper club venue in Hackney. “We’re coming back to #hackney to cook a six course meal of Cornish produce, alongside beautiful cocktails and wines, at @loveLELUU’s studio!” the chef tweeted.

The seven-course menu, of Cornish produce, will include crab with tomatoes, “lasagne” of suckling pig and clams and lamb with oysters and seaweed. The evening costs £50, and can be booked here.

St. John

26 Saint John Street, , England EC1M 4AY 020 7251 0848 Visit Website

som saa

43A Commercial Street, , England E1 6BD 020 7324 7790 Visit Website

Carousel

71 Blandford Street, London, London, W1U 8AB Visit Website

Spring

Lancaster Place, , England WC2R 1LA 020 3011 0115 Visit Website

Legs

120 Morning Lane London E9 6LH, London, 440203 441 8765 Visit Website

Custard

4 Duchess Walk, London, SE1 2SD

P Franco

107 Lower Clapton Road, , England E5 0NP 020 8533 4660 Visit Website

Seven

Brixton Station Rd., Brixton, Greater London, London, 44 0207 998 3309 Visit Website

Hedone

301-303 Chiswick High Road, London , W4 4HH Visit Website

Chiltern Firehouse

1 Chiltern Street, , England W1U 7PA 020 7073 7676 Visit Website

SAGER + WILDE

193 Hackney Road, , England E2 8JL 020 8127 7330 Visit Website

Lamb

94 Lamb's Conduit Street, , England WC1N 3LZ 020 7405 0713 Visit Website

St John Bread and Wine

94-96 Commercial Street, , England E1 6LZ 020 7251 0848 Visit Website

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