LONDON - Described by The Observer as ‘the most wanted chef in Britain’, Michelin-starred Ollie Dabbous is opening a pop-up restaurant at Sotheby’s in London to coincide with June’s Modern & Post-War British Art sale.
OLLIE DABBOUS AND SOTHEBY’S FRANCES CHRISTIE
The restaurant, which will pair top quality food with art by some of the greatest British artists including Dame Barbara Hepworth and Frank Auerbach, will open its doors for just three days on the evenings of 10, 11 and 12 June.
Diners will have the opportunity to sample a unique six-course tasting menu for £250 per head that will feature exceptional modern British food cooked with specially sourced British ingredients.
The evening will start with a drinks reception featuring cocktails and the finest English sparkling wine by Nyetimber and the food will be paired througout with carefully selected wines.
Ahead of designing his menu, Ollie met with Sotheby’s Head of Modern & Post War British Art, Frances Christie, who talked him through the sale highlights, providing inspiration on regions, colour and subjects for his one-off dishes.
OLLIE AND FRANCES VIEW WORKS FROM THE MODERN & POST-WAR BRITISH ART SALE
Speaking about what diners can expect, the chef told us: "This menu offers a new take on the very best of Great British food and incorporates elements that resonate with the incredible paintings and sculptures that will be in view.
"When creating each of the dishes I was drawn to the different colours and textures, particularly with the more shape-driven abstract artworks that diners will be surrounded by, and I was also very interested in where the artists came from, and the regional stories behind the works, as I am passionate about the locations that I source ingredients from."
Ollie’s first solo restaurant Dabbous has received a Michelin star alongside five star reviews from the likes of A.A. Gill and Fay Maschler.
He started his career working for Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and has also worked at the Fat Duck, Noma and L’Astrance in Paris.
For more details on how to book visit www.sothebys.com/dabbousregistration