To celebrate the launch of my cookbook on the 23rd January I cooked at the prestigious London department store Harvey Nichols. 50 tickets for the event went on sale a month earlier & sold out in just 30 minutes.

It was a chance for me to don my chef whites again with my chef mates Mark & Joe which I called in to assist me. I wrote a 5 course menu filled with indulgent dishes inspired by my book, with a couple of choices for both main & dessert.

I was extremely nervous & exhausted when the guest started to arrive after 2 huge days of preparation. But as soon as the amuse bouche was served I was running on adrenaline & was loving the thrill of service. It’s something I missed since leaving the professional kitchens. Although this service was a lot harder…5 course, 50 people, ALL at once! It was tough to get the food out at the level as perfection I wanted but the feedback I received after the night was incredible.

I had a standing ovation at the end of the night & managed to sign some of the guests copies of my new book. It was overwhelming.

Anyway, here are some pictures from the night & a the highlight video.

Pictures shot by @sevnblack

Video by @wanderingvisuals

Thanks to Harvey Nichols for allowing me to take over their restaurant, everyone that dined, Mark & Joe.

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