At Taste of London this summer we introduced a brand new, once-in-a-lifetime experience coming to Regent’s Park this June: The Taste Residence. Featuring some of the most acclaimed chefs in the world, intimate groups of diners were treated to an exclusive fine dining experience designed, dressed and delivered by the chefs themselves, the unforgettable culinary event of the summer.
Taking up residence at Taste of London were Alex Atala of 2 Michelin-starred D.O.M, World’s 50 Best’s Female Chef of the Year Ana Roš and Ollie Dabbous of 1 Michelin-starred Dabbous. Visitors savoured 4 taster-sized dishes with accompanying wine, watched the chefs at work and quized them afterwards in an opportunity to get up close and personal like never before. To top it all, The Residence was curated by Andrea Petrini, Time Magazine’s number one ‘God of Food’, and was be hosted by legendary maître d’ Paulo de Tarso, owner of Margot restaurant.
Alex Atala is renowned for introducing Brazilian food to the world stage, using European techniques to highlight indigenous flavours at his 2 Michelin-starred restaurant, D.O.M. in Sao Paolo. After a brief spell as a punk DJ, Atala honed his culinary craft in Michelin-starred kitchens across Europe before returning to Brazil with one ambition: to demonstrate that native ingredients can reach equally revered heights.
Recently awarded World’s 50 Best’s Female Chef of the Year, Ana Roš is well and truly world-renowned. Her fine dining establishment Hiša Franko located in Western Slovenia is internationally recognised as one of the world’s most forward thinking restaurants. With a focus on traditional ingredients, like the Soča River Marble Trout or Tolmin cheese, Ana’s cuisine incorporates new techniques and global influences to redefine Slovenian cooking. Book a seat at The Residence with Ana Roš to sample some of her signature dishes from Hiša Franko, featuring authentic Slovenian ingredients that have made her famous, with cheese produced by her husband Valter.
Ollie Dabbous makes up our slice of homegrown talent at The Residence at Taste. After exploding onto the London restaurant scene seemingly from nowhere in 2012, his eponymous restaurant, Dabbous, scooped up a Michelin star just months after opening and has continued to win accolades ever since.