London’s leading pub group, Cubitt House, is excited to announce the launch of a new event series, which will see guest chefs and friends of the group host a series of one-off evenings for hungry, food-loving guests.
Forming part of an ongoing series, the first event kicks off at the group’s newest opening, The Princess Royal in Notting Hill, with Cubitt House Chef Director Ben Tish cooking a multi-course Mediterranean feast from his book, Sicilia. The conservatory at The Princess Royal will be the setting for each of the subsequent confirmed events, hosted by Amber Guinness, Olia Hercules, Georgina Hayden and Letitia Ann Clark.
Each host will prepare a menu that showcases dishes from their recently launched cookbooks and sits well alongside the Cubitt House ethos which focuses on the best quality ingredients and fantastic hospitality. Guests will have the opportunity to speak informally with each of the chefs and hear directly from them on the menus, cooking and the inspiration behind their cookbooks.
Wednesday 15th June: Ben Tish
In 2022, Ben joined Cubitt House as Chef Director to oversee the menus of the group’s six existing sites and work on a series of new openings. Ben is also an accomplished food writer having penned four cookbooks; Grill Smoke BBQ; Salt Yard: The Food & Wine of Spain and Italy; Moorish; and most recently, Sicilia: A Love Letter to the Food of Sicily. Ben’s menu will feature some of his favourite dishes from Sicilia, including sea bass crudo with blood orange, bottarga and marjoram and BBQ bavette with courgettes, chilli, mint, and gremolata.
Wednesday 6th July: Amber Guinness
Amber Guinness was born in London and grew up in Tuscany, where she learned to cook at her mother's side in the kitchen at Arniano. In 2014, she founded The Arniano Painting School, a residential painting holiday designed to breathe life back into Arniano after her father's death, and recently released her book A House Party in Tuscany. Guests can expect to enjoy dishes such as crostini with broad beans, ricotta, lemon zest and mint as well as pork loin with prunes and pine nuts.
Wednesday 10th August: Olia Hercules
Olia Hercules was born in the Ukraine and forged a career as a chef in the UK. She is the author of the award-winning cookbooks Mamushka, Kaukasis and most recently Summer Kitchen.
Wednesday 14th September: Georgina Hayden
Georgina Hayden is a cook, food writer and stylist from North London. Growing up above her grandparents’ Greek Cypriot tavern in Tufnell Park, she developed a love of cooking from the recipes passed down to her. She is the author of Stirring Slowly, Taverna and most recently, Nistisima.
Wednesday 9th November: Letitia Ann Clark
Letitia Clark is a food writer, illustrator and chef based in Sardinia, Italy. She is the author of two acclaimed cookbooks: Bitter Honey and La Vita é Dolce. She writes and paints freelance and runs cooking workshops in Italy and Greece.
Tickets are available for £50 and include four courses as well as a signed copy of each chef’s cookbook. Tickets for upcoming events can be purchased here.