Food lovers, rejoice: legendary French chef Pierre Koffmann -of La Tante Claire’s fame- is back with a temporary restaurant on the roof of Selfridges. Book quickly: he is only there for three weeks.
- Because Pierre Koffmann (61), is one of the few chefs to have won three Michelin stars in this country. His restaurant La Tante Claire (1977-2002) was recognised as one of the best ever in London.
- Because he is joined by members of his original culinary brigade, including Tom Aikens (from the eponymous two Michelin stars restaurant), Helena Puolakka (from Skylon), Eric Chavot (from The Capital Hotel) and Raphaël Duntoye (from La Petite Maison), now all highly-reputed head chefs in their own right.
- Because the original plan -which was for Koffmann to cook only for six days during the London Restaurant Festival (8th-13th October)- has caused so much excitement that the restaurant’s opening had been extended until October 31st. Surely a good sign and a rare chance to see the chef in action.
Pierre Koffmann on the Roof at Selfridges: £75 fixed price menu (wine excluded). Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org.Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, W1 (Marble Arch, Bond Street)