New York restaurateur Danny Meyer was in town last week. He was spotted having lunch at Jikoni in Marylebone with Bloomberg's Richard Vines.
The other night, the Dumbwaiter heard a new term for all those crowdfunding initiatives, coined by one of London’s leading restaurateurs. He was less than complimentary about established names using this method, calling them – in a suitably culinary twist – Ponzu schemes.
Asma Khan popped into the CODE Quarterly launch drinks last week but only for five minutes saying, with much good grace, that Darjeeling Express bookings have gone crazy since her Chef’s Table appearance. And she’s done so many selfies with fans that her smile muscles are exhausted.
Was it his smouldering appearance in a previous CODE Quarterly that started Jackson Boxer's modelling career? We only ask because he nipped out from his new spot Orasay last Thursday to appear on the Hermès catwalk.
Blacklock has quietly introduced an “off menu” burger, the #Blacklist, which the Dumbwaiter can confirm is delicious. The DW is old enough to remember when Joe Allen did a similar thing back in the day, but there it was the tastiest thing to order, unlike Blacklock which is also rocking a very strong pie’n’mash.
From Soho to The Store X. Here are The Dumbwaiter's Best Bites of the week