Clapham’s fine-dining hit The Manor is doing things a bit differently this summer, by handing the reins to its junior chefs for a series of ‘Home Grown’ dinners. Working under a mentor, the young chefs will devise, cost and cook a four-course menu for diners who want a taste of the next big thing.
The first Home Grown event will take place on 3 July, showcasing the talent of The Manor’s Mitshel Ibrahim, whose CV includes time at Koya, Upstairs at the Ten Bells, Sager & Wilde Restaurant (formerly Mission) and Paradise Garage. The Italy native’s menu includes cuttlefish with ‘sea spaghetti’ and hazelnuts, toasted buckwheat and smoked-eel tortellini and pea-shell dashi, finished with meadowsweet custard, Mirabelle plums and bitter almonds.
For the rest of the series, The Manor will welcome other up-and-coming chefs from top London restaurants to its kitchen, as well as promising bar staff from hot cocktail destinations Dandelyan and White Lyan.
Home Grown will be held on the first Sunday of every month at 7pm. The four-course menus will all cost £45, including matching wines. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org.