Margot Henderson from Rochelle Canteen, London will cook a lunch of her favourite dishes.
When Gabrielle Hamilton, author of Blood, Bones and Butter and owner of NYC’s cult-restaurant Prune, says Rochelle Canteen is the one spot she always makes a beeline for in London, you know you’re in for a winner. Melanie Arnold and Margot Henderson (the other half of Fergus Henderson of St. JOHN fame) originally started Rochelle in 2006 as a café for hip East London artists occupying the converted studios of the Victorian school in which it resides.
Soon, word of mouth and the unapologetically straightforward cooking—seasonal and very British—made it a Shoreditch institution where reservations are a must. Ring the buzzer beside the old wooden school door, and walk through the grassy courtyard where, when it’s warm enough, you can eat outside, and enter the former bike sheds that now serve as the kitchen and canteen. Farmhouse-style wood chairs and tables create a relaxed atmosphere and the menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner changes daily. Think cold-pressed juices and the perfect bacon sandwich in the morning, and roast mutton, cima di rapa and barley and heartwarming cauliflower soup at lunch or dinner, followed, of course, with proper English puddings, from rhubarb and custard to Bakewell tarts.
Date: Sunday 21st May
Time: 13.00- 14.30
Venue: Ballymaloe House