Toni Toivanen - AKI 秋 (HELSINKI)
Fresh from three years overseeing the development kitchen at INUA in Tokyo, Helsinki’s hottest young chef export brings a welcome slice of Nordic-Japanese optimism to Marylebone with his new project, Aki 秋, meaning 'bright' in Japanese.
Brad Carter - (CARTERS OF MOSELEY)
The staff meals at Carters of Moseley are the stuff of legend. As are the ‘mortadöners’ that Brad’s been spinning over lockdown. But we’re here to talk about Brad’s multi-course tasting menus, because that's what you lucky b*stards will be experiencing when he joins us in the kitchen in just a few week’s time.
Lee Westcott x The Botanist - (LONDON)
Returning from the Herefordshire-Worcestershire border, where he steered Pensons to a Michelin star just seven months after opening, Lee is partnering with our friends from The Botanist to shine a light on some of the tastiest wild ingredients the season has to offer.
Alex Bond x The Botanist - ALCHEMILLA (NOTTINGHAM)
Awarded its first Michelin star last year, Alchemilla was one of the guide’s top picks, singled out for Alex’s “perfect understanding of the way we want to eat now.” Partnering with The Botanist, he'll be showing us why it's his alchemist’s approach to unsung ingredients that makes him one of the most progressive and exciting chefs in the country.
Harriet Mansell x The Botanist - ROBIN WYLDE (DORSET)
Harriet Mansell opened Robin Wylde in the autumn to critical acclaim with a nine-course tasting menu celebrating the diversity and abundance of ‘wylde’ West Country produce, making her the perfect match for the third chapter of our Carousel x The Botanist series.
Joo Won - (LONDON)
Originally from Busan, South Korea’s second city, Joo Won's rather brilliant approach to cooking marries seasonal British and European ingredients and techniques with “just a little accent of Korea”.
From bone fide legends to the superstars of tomorrow, each week we welcome a new chef into the Carousel family.