News and events
Launch of The Refettorio Felix for London Food Month
On the 6th June, Alain Ducasse and our Executive Chef Jean-Philippe Blondet, along with Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée’s Executive Chef Romain Meder, were invited to take part in chef Massimo Bottura’s Refettorio Felix, a community kitchen created in collaboration with The Felix Project, a London-based food waste charity.
With venue renovations completed in time for London Food Month, this vibrant community hub welcomes throughout June over 30 chefs, and provide lunch from Monday to Friday for homeless and those in socially vulnerable conditions, aiming to serve more than 2,000 meals using five tonnes of surplus food.
Following the month-long event, Refettorio Felix will continue to support the local community and carry on to raise awareness on food waste and promote healthy and sustainable eating habits.
Learn how to make Alain Ducasse’s iconic Cookpot – 19th June 2017
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is hosting an exclusive Cookpot masterclass in celebration of London Evening Standard Food Month this June. For the very first time, the secret behind Alain Ducasse’s iconic dish will now be revealed.
The talented Jean-Philippe Blondet, Executive Chef of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester will host the one-off masterclass. During the class, the team will take guests through a step-by-step guide to mastering the art of this famed Cookpot to recreate at home – guests will be able to learn to cook both a sweet and savoury recipe.
Skills and steps from preparing the ingredients to finalizing the dish, along with learning the story behind the Cookpot will be shared by Alain Ducasse’s industry-leading team. To finish, guests will taste their creations paired with a glass of wine for both dishes under the guidance of Head Sommelier, Christopher Bothwell.
The Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester Cookpot Masterclass series will take place on the 19th June 2017, 9am – 1pm, priced at £180 per person.
Booking via [email protected] / +44 (0)20 7629 8866
Since opening Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester in 2007, Alain Ducasse has watched with passion the rise of gourmet establishments putting London on the culinary map. His insatiable curiosity and appetite for learning have led him to meet outstanding people and discover surprising places which he brings together in his new book J’aime London.
In J’aime London, Alain Ducasse invites you to discover the capital’s gourmet destinations that have captured his heart, sharing his memories – from perfectly cooked fish and chips with crisp golden batter to an indulgent burger in Brixton Market – and stories of 100 exciting eateries in North, South, East and West London. Sneak into Alain Ducasse’s universe and immerse yourself in London’s evolving food scene, which has become an inspirational melting pot for gourmets.
Published by Hardie Grant on April 14, 2014, the book is now available at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
(priced £35 Hardback).