AngloThai to set up residency at Counter Culture and “AngloThai With Friends” at The Dairy

John Chantarasak

John Chantarasak

Other 24th April 2019

AngloThai to set up residency at Counter Culture and “AngloThai With Friends” at The Dairy

Robin and Sarah Gill are delighted to welcome AngloThai to their Clapham restaurants, Counter Culture and The Dairy, for the months of May and June.

AngloThai marries traditional Thai recipes and flavours with modern techniques and seasonal British ingredients, paired with a low‐intervention natural wine program. This is delivered by husband and wife team ‐ John Chantarasak and Desiree West.

AngloThai is John (twice shortlisted YBF ‘Chef of the Year) and Desiree’s own project, a journey that has seen them collaborate with a number of top restaurants and chefs throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and North America.

The pair will take over Counter Culture, The Dairy’s naughty little brother, a small plates restaurant with just 14 stools, which has been offering a rotating world tour of cuisines over the past 12 months. AngloThai’s menu at Counter Culture will change according to seasonality, with some of the dishes to include:

• Brixham Crab & Wild Ramson Broken Rice
• Root Vegetable Som Tam, Salted Duck Egg, Cobnuts
• Duck Hearts, XO Chilli Jam, Three Cornered Garlic
• Salted Monkfish, Frozen Green Apple Nahm Jim
• Thai Donuts & Pandan Leaf Custard

In addition to AngloThai taking the helm at Counter Culture, the duo will also be curating a revolving door of chef friends and wine experts for a series of collaborative Sunday dinners at The Dairy ‐ “AngloThai With Friends” in partnership with TABASCO:registered: Sauce.

The line‐up includes:
May 12th ‐ Henry Harris (Harcourt Inns) with Christina Schneider (Bibendum)
May 19th ‐ Will Bowlby (Kricket) with Nic Rizzi (Modal Wines)
May 26th ‐ Ronnie Aronica (Public) with Jack Wakelin (Public)
June 2nd ‐ Nud Dudhia (Breddos) with Roman Pawar (Les Caves de Pyrene)
June 9th ‐ Andy Oliver & Mark Dobbie (Som Saa) with Patrick Schindler (Soi Thai)
June 16th ‐ David Carter (Smokestak) with Honey Spencer (Bastarda)
June 23rd ‐ Tongtong Ren & Perian Gong (Chinese Laundry) with Gareth McAinsh (The Mountgrove Bothy)
June 30th ‐ Robin Gill (The Dairy) with Desiree West (AngloThai)
“AngloThai With Friends” will be five courses served family‐style, including snacks and a welcome drink. There will be a selection of low‐intervention wines available at each dinner, chosen by a weekly changing expert in the field of wine. Guest chefs will work with John to create exciting menus that showcase their style of cooking with flourishes of AngloThai along the way.

John Chantarasak of AngloThai comments, “We’re super excited to join forces with Counter Culture and The Dairy to bring AngloThai to our south London neighbourhood. We’ve been dining at these restaurants for years and applaud what Robin and Sarah have done for the London food scene. We’re huge fans of countertop dining, not only in London but also all around the world, so Counter Culture feels like a perfect fit for AngloThai. It’s an added bonus that we’re able to host a number of our good pals for the “AngloThai With Friends” series at The Dairy. It represents our passion for community and we hope diners will be excited by the amazing food and wine that will be on offer each week”.

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