The Cinnamon Club Launches Guest Chef Series


Vivek Singh, Executive Chef of The Cinnamon Collection is set to team up with four of London’s most talented chefs this summer for a series of one-off collaborative dinners

Taking place at his renowned modern-Indian restaurant, The Cinnamon Club from June to September, Vivek will join forces with Adam Handling of The Frog, Agnar Sverrison of Texture, José Pizarro of Pizarro and Mark Hix of Hix for four unique dinners.

The series of dinners will each offer guests five courses that fuse Vivek’s signature Indian cooking techniques with each chef’s individual culinary flair. The Cinnamon Club’s adept sommelier, Laurent Chaniac, will also  expertly pair wines to each dish.

1 Adam Handling, 12th June

Vivek & Adam

Kicking off the series, Vivek will collaborate with The Frog’s Chef Patron and MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Adam Handling to host a dinner that brings together his love of Asian flavours with Vivek’s signature Indian dishes.

The evening will begin with canapés that represent Vivek and Adam’s style of cooking including Indian hot potato chaat and a duck and coconut spring roll alongside a cod roe mousse in a wanton and beef tartare. Five courses will follow including two courses from each chef and one collaborative dish of tandoori smoked saddle of lamb, slow-cooked raan and cauliflower, pickles and fried greens. The evening will finish with a strawberry and chocolate mousse from Vivek and Adam’s signature cheese doughnut.

2 Aggi Sverrisson, 21st June

Vivek & Aggi

Chef Patron Aggi Sverrisson from Michelin-starred Texture, will join Vivek to create an exquisite fusion of European food with Scandinavian influences and Indian spice. Guests can look forward to canapés from each chef such as Icelandic gravlax, semolina shells with mint and tamarind and lamb seekh kebab in roomali bread.

To follow, the chefs have created five courses, two from each chef and one collaborative course. Vivek will serve his signature Kerala spiced halibut, grilled on banana leaf with green mango chutney, and Aggi will serve a traditional Icelandic plate of king crab, coconut, ginger and lemongrass. The collaborative dish is one not to miss- tandoori pigeon leg roll with sweet corn, red wine essence, bacon popcorn and watercress. The evening will finish with Aggi’s Icelandic Skyr with strawberries and muesli.

Aggi will host a return dinner with Vivek at Texture on September 7th 2017.

3 José Pizarro, 19th July

Vivek & José

Vivek and José will team up in July, integrating José’s trademark classic Spanish style with Vivek’s modern Indian cooking. This is the only evening in the series where both chefs will collaborate on all five-courses. The duo will serve up dishes such as cumin and chilli octopus, crab salad with mango sauce and grilled asparagus with aubergine relish to start.

For mains, Vivek and José have created a tasting menu of tandoori spiced pigeon breast, sweet sour pumpkin, creamy rice with jamón and a delicious pimentón, oregano and paprika crusted lamb neck fillet with yoghurt sauce and minty peas. The evening will round off with a strawberry, balsamic vinegar and coriander salad with Pedro Ximenez jelly and cinnamon crema catalana.

4 Mark Hix, 18th September

Vivek & Mark

Following on from the successful collaboration between Vivek and Mark at Mark’s Kitchen Library Series in early May, Mark will reunite with Vivek for his series. The dinner will start with Hakka-spiced stir-fried chicken with watermelon and hoisin sauce as well as savoury masala cashew nuts.

Guests will feast on Mark’s signature style of upscale British food and seasonal ingredients, including game and fish collar, with Vivek’s modern-Indian approach. Small plates from each array of small dishes from both chefs chef will include  cured salmon carpaccio with caramel muri and smoked escalope of venison with kachumbar, dairy black lentils, pilau and pomegranate raita for a main. The evening will finish with a cardamom, lime and yoghurt ‘shrikhand’ and a cheese course.

The details 
Price: Each dinner will be ticketed, costing £120 and will start at 6:30pm at The Cinnamon Club. Each chef will host a return dinner in the Autumn at their respective restaurants. Click here to book.
Where: The Cinnamon Club, Old Westminster Library 30 – 32 Great Smith Street London SW1P 3BU



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