Phil Howard is a busy man. He and business partner Rebecca Mascarenhas run three of the most delicious restaurants in the country (Elystan Street, Kitchen W8 and Church Road) and Phil has active interests in a handful more besides (Perilla, Lorne and The Ledbury), as well as one in the French Alps (Union in La Plagne Montalbert) and a London-based pasta delivery company, OTTO.
Unsurprisingly, he has a posse of cherished suppliers that he’s worked closely with for years - some of them for decades. They know him. They know to wait until something is at its absolute peak before presenting it to him, which of course translates into plates of sublime seasonal food. On the evening of 18 May, he and his chosen spring suppliers have created a “magnificent seven” spring menu at Elystan Street, which will showcase everything that is perfect at this time of year, including sea trout, Jersey Royals, wild garlic, morels, asparagus and early strawberries. Phil will be paying homage to his suppliers through this menu which will mark the start of a new season tasting menu, available at lunch and dinner at Elystan Street thereafter.
Elystan Street’s Magnificent Seven Supplier Dinner will take place on Wednesday, 18 May and will showcase some of their most valued spring suppliers and some of the most wonderful spring produce.
Book at https://www.elystanstreet.com/
Menu cost: £105
Wine flight: £65 (working with some of Elystan Street’s wonderful wine suppliers)