Two of the world’s best chefs plot collaboration dinner
With nine Michelin stars between their restaurants, chefs Clare Smyth and Anne-Sophie Pic are patently two of the world’s best. The pair will cook together at Pic’s London restaurant, La Dame de Pic in Tower Hill, on 11 March, with a 5-course menu featuring Smyth’s signature potato and roe, and Pic’s turbot with a smoked beetroot rose. [Hot Dinners]
Novelist slags off contemporary literature while writing fortune cookies
Will Self chose to plug his Chinese New Year fortune macarons at faded star Hakkasan by insulting Booker Prize nominated, double best-selling author Sally Rooney, claiming her work has “no literary ambition.” How much literary ambition does a six word fortune have?
Jamie Oliver wants to put someone else’s money into Jamie’s Italian
After revealing that he sunk £12.7 million of life-support into his restaurant chain, Jamie Oliver is seeking private equity to get the restaurants back on track. [I News]
Café and cycling boutique opens in Shoreditch, obviously
Named for its plan to offer residencies to coffee roasters, brewers, and restaurants, Rotate is open on Rivington Street serving Ozone coffee, Fourpure beer, and soon, “Asian-fusion” street food from Tiger Bites, including a bao called Katsu Outside, How Bao Dat. [CODE]