Welcome to the latest instalment of News Bites, where we’re experiencing Space Age wine and planning a trip to the iconic Harrods Food Hall.
Best of British at Harrods
News this week that Michelin star chef Jason Atherton is set to launch Harrods Social, a 114 cover restaurant aiming to showcase the best of British produce and suppliers, including Wye Valley asparagus salad and Cumbrian cob chicken. Jason joins his former colleague, Gordon Ramsey, who at the end of 2020 launched Gordon Ramsey Burger at the famous Knightsbridge store.
Food for thought
With Mental Health Awareness Week coming up (10th-16th May), hospitality initiative, the Burnt Chef Project, has launched the Burnt Chef Academy, a free training app specifically for the hospitality industry. The new resource has been designed to provide both individuals and management teams with free learning modules around personal resilience and self-awareness, as well as modules on sleep and nutrition.
Notting Hill to get a slice of New York
Williamsburg restaurant, Sunday in Brooklyn, has secured its first location outside of the U.S. in London’s Notting Hill. Brunch dishes will include classics such as cauliflower patty melt and traditional biscuits and gravy, as well as malted pancakes and hazelnut praline. The neighbourhood restaurant is set to open this summer, with founder Adam Landsman saying: “We’ll be bringing a big taste of Brooklyn with us, but we’re also looking forward to working with local producers and ingredients to make this a true London edition.”
Space Age wine
A unique bottle of Petrus 2000 that has spent 14 months aboard the International Space Station is set to sell for $1,000,000 at Christie’s auction house. A bottle of Petrus 2000 would normally sell for circa $10,000, however this bottle went where no wine has gone before, with the bottle being offered in a one-of-a-kind trunk, hand crafted by the Parisian Maison d’Arts Ateliers Victors, alongside a bottle of terrestrial Petrus 2000, a decanter, glasses and corkscrew made from meteorite!