The GFG Briefing | 31 August 2018
Published 31 August 2018

Tom Kitchin is heading to London for a special guest night at The Game Bird

Tom Kitchin to pop up for one night in London, new opening from the Westerns Laundry team, Dishoom expands into Manchester and Lorne reopens after flood damage

Edinburgh chef Tom Kitchin moving to London… for one night only

Tom Kitchin will swap his Edinburgh kitchen for the stoves of The Game Bird in London for one night only when he hosts a guest chef dinner next month. Kitchin will cook a special four-course menu that celebrates seasonal Scottish ingredients, highlighting the best of both land and sea. Dishes include roast fillet of halibut with Jerusalem artichoke and black truffle, and loin of Borders venison, autumn fruits and vegetables and a red wine sauce. Tickets for the dinner on September 27 are £80 per person including canapés and Champagne on arrival. They can be bought here.

New bakery and restaurant from team behind Westerns Laundry and Primeur

The owners of Westerns Laundry and Primeur will launch a London bakery and restaurant next month. Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell will open Jolene overlooking Newington Green in mid-September and it will be a collaboration with farmer Andy Cato, who will supply the grains for the breads, pastries and fresh pastas. In the evening, Jolene will serve ‘simple plates’ with vegetables from Flourish farm in Cambridge, ethically sourced fish from dayboats in Cornwall and Devon, and meat from a farming collective in North Yorkshire.

Dishoom confirms winter launch of debut Manchester restaurant

Dishoom will open its seventh site this winter in Manchester. The restaurant, which will follow the same style as the London and Edinburgh sites, will be located at Manchester Hall in Bridge Street. Although influenced by Bombay’s 1960s Irani cafés, it will also take inspiration from Manchester’s historical links to Bombay’s Freemasonry Hall. Open all day, it will serve small plates, grills, biryanis, salad plates, rolls and curries, and have a Permit Room bar serving cocktails.

Flood-damaged London restaurant Lorne reopening after four-month closure

Lorne in London's Victoria is reopening after four months of enforced closure due to damage caused by a flash flood. The basement kitchen had to be replaced after it was submerged by heavy rain in May. Co-owners Katie Exton and Peter Hall reopen Lorne on September 11.

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