Marco Pierre White is on the neat gin. Sorry, make that Neat gin – he’s agreed to stock the bottles created by former EastEnder and current distiller Adam Woodyatt for his Black and White Hospitality sites. We expect they’re after a tidy profit.
At the VIP preview for the Fortnum & Mason at Somerset House ice skating, the Dumbwaiter bumped into Ruby, CODE's favourite finalist from this year’s Bake Off. However she wasn’t actually on the ice, so we can’t report on whether her slip-sliding was the equal of her vegan cake.
Over in NW6, at the new TĀTĀ Eatery pop-up, among the first through the door were David Houten and Rose Tuckey, the co-owners of nearby Hām. No rivalry here though; the pair were scoping it out ahead of bringing their whole team along.
There was a stellar turn-out for the launch of the Chefs’ Hands exhibition and auction, with plenty of people posing for a selfie in front of their own image. Tattoos helped identify some subjects, but everyone CODE spoke to agreed that one particular chef is immediately recognisable by his signature daringly low-scooped t-shirts.
From Camden to Chiswick. Click here to read The Dumbwaiter’s best bites of the week.