Above are two of the most important names when it comes to study and culture of food, Jeremiah Tower, on the left, and Don Sloan, CEO of the London-based Oxford Cultural Collective OCC. They will be sitting together again on Monday 30th January 2023 at a unique Night At Stars. Jeremiah Tower was owner/operator of San Francisco’s famous Stars restaurant (a Harvard alum, he’s written several books and he was the raison d’être for Netflix’s The Last Magnificent). For this one-off London extravaganza, he will be accompanied, on the culinary front, by Dominique Crenn, a Stars disciple who went on to gain three Michelin stars for Atelier Crenn, also in San Francisco. Sponsors include Iconic Luxury Hotels’ MAYFAIR TOWNHOUSE LONDON.
The invitation-only evening starts with cocktails at the new US Embassy in London’s Nine Elms district hosted by Ambassador Jane Hartley. It continues at the 1950s-style AvroKO-designed, 144-seat Darby’s, which opened May 2019. Darby’s is inspired by a 1950’s New York aesthetic and it has a kitchen with open-fire cooking, an onsite bakery, and a central Oyster bar and grill surrounded with hanging foliage.
Oxford Cultural Collective has a powerful advisory board that includes Ken Hom, seeks to pacify the world via food, wine and culture – one ongoing initiative is the establishment of an international Academy of Hospitality and Gastronomy.
Ah Four Hands.. this November, two Canadian greats get together, RITZ-CARLTON MONTREAL, led by co-owner Andrew Torriani, hosts MANOIR HOVEY. There will be four-hand tasting menus 25-26 November, with Montreal-based Maison Boulud chef Romain Cagnat cooking with Manoir Hovey’s Alexandre Vachon.
Let’s hear, again, The Last Magnificent: