Y’all will know Brad from the Lockhart and Shotgun, where he introduced Londoners to the joys of gumbo, grits and fried chicken as it’s meant to be. But that’s only part of the Brad McDonald story, one that began at City Grocery in his home state of Mississippi and continued through the hallowed kitchens of Alain Ducasse, Per Se and Noma. Before moving to the UK, Brad blazed a New American trail in Brooklyn, and it’s that style of cooking, plus his love affair with France, that are reflected in his Carousel menu: a neo-classic approach to French technique and seasonal ingredients, with a few familiar surprises thrown in for good measure. Brad currently resides in New Orleans, but is eyeing a return to this side of the pond. Watch this space, folks.