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Alain Ducasse’s protégés Tom Kitchin & Jean-Philippe Blondet to cook together for a one-off exclusive dinner experience at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
As part of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester’s 10th Anniversary celebrations, Tom Kitchin & Jean-Philippe Blondet will join forces with Alain Ducasse to create an exclusive, one-off collaborative dining experience at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester on Thursday 23rd November 2017.
For £290 per person, the two chefs will create an exquisite five-course menu, perfectly matched with wine, comprised of alternate dishes prepared by Tom and Jean-Philippe, using only the finest, fresh, seasonal ingredients that showcase each chef’s signature cooking style. The menu fuses the best of Scottish and French flavours and includes; Tom’s ‘West Coast Shellfish and Seaweed Rockpool’, Jean-Philippe’s ‘Fillet of Turbot, oyster and red wine sauce’, Tom’s ‘Saddle of Borders Roe Deer with root vegetables and fruits’ and concludes with Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester’s ‘Chocolate from our Manufacture in Paris’.
A former protégé of Alain Ducasse who trained under his guidance, Tom Kitchin, has since become one of the UK’s leading chefs. Tom shares Alain Ducasse’s ethos of using the very best seasonal ingredients to deliver exquisitely crafted dishes at his Michelin star restaurant, The Kitchin, in Edinburgh.
Tom will join Executive Chef at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Jean-Philippe Blondet, for this unique experience. Both Tom and Jean-Philippe worked under Alain Ducasse at Le Louis XV-Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris in Monaco. There, they learned to appreciate each and every inch of a seasonal ingredient and how it can be used to create truly outstanding dishes.
The evening begins at 7pm with a Champagne and canapé reception in the presence of Alain Ducasse. Tickets will be sold in two tranches, on 13th September 2017 and 30th October 2017. Reservations can be made via Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester’s reservations team (full prepayment required):
5-course menu with wine pairing; £290 per person (incl. VAT, excl. service charge)
[email protected] / +44 (0)20 7629 88 66
Celebrating our 10th anniversary
To celebrate a decade of culinary creation at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, we are delighted to announce the launch of a limited edition 7-course 10th Anniversary Menu. On the first night, the menu will be matched with an exclusive Dom Pérignon Champagne pairing.
Designed by talented Executive Chef Jean-Philippe Blondet, who has worked with Alain Ducasse for more than 12 years, the menu reflects the restaurant’s diverse and rich heritage while sharing a renewed outlook towards the future.
Alain Ducasse comments: “I am incredibly proud to mark Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester’s 10th anniversary. The team and I are continuously inspired by London’s diverse and dynamic culinary scene and we look forward to the years to come.”
To mark this milestone, guests will enjoy dishes such as the ‘Hand-dived sea scallop, citrus, caviar’, the ‘Native lobster, ratte potatoes, wild mushrooms’, or the ‘Volaille de Bresse, Albufera sauce’ and to finish, a playful ‘Iced chestnut and lime’ dessert.
The menu will launch with an exclusive evening, in presence of Alain Ducasse, on Tuesday 24th October at 7.00pm, priced at £430 pp, including a Dom Pérignon Champagne pairing for one night only. From the 25th October until the 23rd December, the 10th Anniversary Menu will be available for both lunch and dinner, priced at £280 pp (including taxes, excl. service charge). Bookings open on the 4th September.
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).