Pop-Up Eatery Will Serve Food Waste Made by Michelin-Starred Chefs

Fine dining can, at times, be a practice in daring eating. Whether it’s a cultural delicacy or a creative use of rare ingredients, top chefs love to mix it up in the kitchen and surprise diners with dishes they may not expect. One way Michelin-starred chef Dan Barber (Blue Hill at Stone Barns) will be playing with our palates this winter will be with his pop-up restaurant at Selfridge’s.

Called wastED London, the pop-up will feature food waste converted into sharing dishes to bring awareness to the amount of food thrown out each year that is still very much edible. wastED will bring together local farmers, suppliers, fishermen and retailers to reimagine by-products at every link in the food chain. A team of internationally-renown and Michelin-starred chefs from the UK and Europe will also join in the project which runs from February 24 to April 2 on Selfridge’s rooftop.


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Tom Kerridge, Gordon Ramsay and Clare Smyth are among some of the names who will create menus for the restaurant. Curated cocktails will be crafted by award-winning mixologist Iain Griffiths of White Lyan and Dandelyan. Making things even more interesting, guests won’t know who their night’s chef is until they arrive for the dinner.

"It's all very exciting," said Barber told Bloomberg in an interview at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. "To put together a menu in a different city is to be forced to learn about its history and its agricultural realities. And the food scene in London is very vibrant." Barber’s upstate New York eatery, named best restaurant in America in 2016, is known for its vegetable-led menu with ingredients from his farm.

Nicolle Monico

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