Carousel's summer guest chef series announced

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Editor 5th June 2015
The full line-up for the Carousel, Marylebone’s summer guest chef series ‘Carousel Presents…”, has been announced. Happening between June and August, the 50-cover restaurant will play host to some of the most accomplished and exiting chefs from around the world who will work closely with the restaurant’s co-founder and resident head chef Ollie Templeton to create their own innovative menus, available for a limited time only. Ollie TempletonKicking things off this week is Leandro Carriera, whose creative, produce-led style is heavily influenced by his time in the Basque Country with the legendary Andoni Luis Aduriz at the two Michelin-starred Mugaritz in Spain. Diners can expect an adventurous menu from Leandro, featuring intriguing flavour combinations with dishes such as ‘fried cockle juices, lemon and honey emulsion’ and ‘sea trout, mushroom pistachio caramel and sweet chard’,  available for both lunch and dinner until 13th June. Following Leandro into the kitchen at Carousel will be Omar Romero, the first Mexican chef to ever hold a Michelin star in Europe. From 16th June Omar will introduce Londoners to the diverse flavours of his highly original ‘Niponexican’ menu From 30th June celebrated Mexican chef Oswaldo Oliva will take up residence ahead of the launch of his first solo restaurant ‘LOREA’ set to open later this year in Mexico City. His recent roles have seen him spend two years at El Celler de Can Roca, which recently reclaimed the top spot in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants competition. Next up on 14th July will be renowned food writer, journalist, television presenter and chef, Ravinder Bhogal, whose innovative twists on soulful Indian classics have earned her rave reviews at previous residencies at London’s Trishna and South Place Hotel.Omar Romero Olia Hercules will take the reins on the 28th July, cooking big-hearted sharing dishes from her debut cookbook, ‘Mamushka’, a collection of recipes celebrating the food of Eastern Europe. Completing the series from 4th August will be Australian Shaun Presland, executive chef at the prestigious trio of ‘Sake’ restaurants in Sydney, Melbourne and Birsbane. His menu will be an intriguing collection of modern Japanese dishes. The summer guest chef series follows successful previous residencies from the likes of Henrik Norén of cult Stockholm eatery ‘Gro’, as well as the team from the Berlin restaurant hotspot ‘Lokal’ and a recent month long residency from Carousel’s very own Ollie Templeton. Lunch service is between 12pm and 2:30pm, with one dinner sitting from 7pm, Tuesday through to Saturday. A set, one-course lunch menu will cost £9.50 and a set dinner menu will cost £35. Reservations for each guest chef residency at Carousel can be made by visiting: www.carousel-london.com or by calling 02074875564.

Carousel summer guest chef series 2015

  • Leandro Carreira: 2nd – 13th June
  • Omar Romero: 16th – 27th June
  • Oswaldo Oliva: 30th June – 11th July
  • Ravinder Bhogal: 14th – 25th July
  • Olia Hercules: 28th July – 1st August
  • Shaun Presland: 4th – 15th August

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 5th June 2015

Carousel's summer guest chef series announced