Top female chefs cook for Girls’ Night Out

Top London chef Angela Hartnett (pictured) and food writer Fiona Sims have invited some of the world’s most prominent female chefs to cook at a series of dinners taking place on three nights at 1 Lombard Street Restauarant. The event will celebrate women’s achievements in the restaurant world and wider food industry.

The dinners, which will take place from 11-13 March, will see three of the world’s top female chefs partner with three of the UK’s top female chefs. Participating chefs from outside the UK include (from left to right after Hartnett) The Tasting Room’s Margot Janse (whose restaurant, in South Africa, is rated among the world’s 50 best by Restaurant magazine), Gabrielle Hamilton of New York’s Prune, and Helena Rizzo of Mani restaurant in Sao Paulo. They will partner with talented British chefs including Clare Smyth (Restaurant Gordon Ramsay), Anna Hansen (The Modern Pantry) and organiser Hartnett.

Front-of-house staff will also be headed up by women, including female sommelier Dawn Davies of Selfridges Wonder Bar. Dawn and her team will be serving their favourite wines, all made by female winemakers and producers.

Each dinner will start with a Champagne-and-canapé reception and will include five courses. After the meal, diners will be able to put their questions to the chefs through the evening’s host, radio and TV presenter Nigel Barden.

The programme of events is as follows:
Sunday 11 March: Gabrielle Hamilton cooks with Angela Hartnett
Monday 12 March: Helena Rizzo cooks with Clare Smyth
Tuesday 13 March: Margot Janse cooks with Anna Hansen

Tickets cost £200. To get involved and book a table, contact el@jessen.co.uk or call 020 7929 9511.