In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
Nouvelle cuisine pioneer Pierre Troisgros dies
French chef Pierre Troisgros, one of the pioneers of the nouvelle cuisine movement, has died at his home in Le Coteau in the Loire, aged 92.
Alain Ducasse says it’s safer to eat in restaurants than at home
French chef Alain Ducasse believes that eating at home and shopping for your food poses a greater risk to health than dining at restaurants.
Tom Kerridge helps to raise £100K for NHS
Celebrity chef Tom Kerridge has helped raise £100,000 to fund free meals for frontline NHS workers during the Covid-19 pandemic through the Meals From Marlow initiative.
New York chef Floyd Cardoz dies from coronavirus
Pioneering New York-based chef Floyd Cardoz, who introduced the Big Apple to Indian fine dining, has died at the age of 59 from the coronavirus.
Chef and restaurateur Michel Roux dies aged 78
Celebrated French-born chef Michel Roux Snr., who founded Le Gavroche and The Waterside Inn along with his brother Albert, has died at the age of 78.
Leandro Carreira to open Portuguese taberna
Portuguese chef Leandro Carreira, formerly of Londrino in London Bridge, is to open a Portuguese restaurant where Bonnie Gull resided in Soho.
12 London restaurant openings to watch in 2020
From Daniel Humm’s new site at the Covent Garden outpost of New York’s NoMad hotel to the debut UK venture of Noma Mexico’s Santiago Lastra, we’ve rounded up the 12 London restaurant openings this year that you need to have on your radar.
MasterChef finalist crowdfunds for restaurant and English wine bar
Chef Sven-Hanson Britt, a finalist on the BBC series MasterChef: The Professionals, has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a farm-to-table restaurant and English wine focused bar in London.
Masterchef winner to open restaurant in Birmingham
The winner of the BBC’s Masterchef: The Professionals, Stu Deeley, is set to open his own restaurant in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter next spring.
Russell Crowe to play Marco Pierre White in biopic
Hollywood actor Russell Crowe is set to play hot headed English chef Marco Pierre White in a forthcoming biopic about the celebrity chef.
Tributes pour in for chef Gary Rhodes
Tributes have been pouring in from the culinary world for British chef Gary Rhodes, who died suddenly in Dubai this week of natural causes at the age of 59.