Lauded London restaurant wins award for serving red wine
London restaurant and wine bar Noble Rot won a ‘Small Plate’ award for ‘Red-Wine Serving Restaurant’, at the World Restaurant Awards in Paris. The awarding body’s Instagram account praised the acclaimed Lamb’s Conduit Street restaurant as being “a driving force in making wine bars cool again, without falling into the trap of championing white over red.” ‘Small Plates’ is the category intended to be fun and tongue-in-cheek, with ‘Big Plates’ the more serious awards. Other winners in the awards that were created to improve diversity and integrity in the restaurant world include decorated chefs Alain Ducasse and Alain Passard, and two-Michelin-starred Mugaritz.
Former Duck and Waffle executive chef debuts junk food pop-up
Inspired by his travels around the U.S., Cenci is hosting a dinner at Peruvian-inspired restaurant Chicama in Chelsea, on 26 and 27 February. In his first solo event after leaving Duck & Waffle at 110 Bishopsgate in the City, the dinner will be themed around American junk food. Expect corn dogs with jalapeño salsa, shrimp po’ boy sandwiches in trendy charcoal brioche buns and prawn cocktail crisps, and ‘Crab Smash.’
Baker Street’s latest restaurant opens its doors
Ooty, a south Indian restaurant with chef Manmeet Singh Bali — previously at Rasoi — is now open on the former Galvin Bistrot de Luxe site.
Dalston cocktail specialists open first wine bar in north London
Top Cuvée has also opened its doors this week. A natural wine bar in Highbury from the team behind cocktail bar Three Sheets, its menu reads familiarly with terrines, tartare, and charcuterie and cheese from nearby shop and bar Provisions.
London’s most ornate pies are committed to film
London-based food magazine At The Table launches a film next week with a behind the scenes look chef Calum Franklin of Holborn Dining Room approach to the quintessentially British dish, the meat pie.