Legendary chef Pierre Koffmann has announced his return to the kitchen at this year’s inaugural London Restaurant Festival. From 8 – 13 October 2009, Koffmann, celebrated for his notoriously exacting standards at his three-Michelin star restaurant La Tante Claire (1997-2002), will be back behind the stove in a ‘popup’ restaurant on the roof of the city’s iconic department store, Selfridges.
Koffmann will be joined in the kitchen by members of his original brigade; Tom Kitchin, Eric Chavot, Tom Aikens, Raphael Duntoye, Helena Puolakka and William Curley, now all highly reputed head chefs in their own right, will be among those to join their former mentor in recreating some of his most celebrated dishes.
Selfridges Food and Restaurants director Ewan Venters says, “Only at Selfridges will Londoners be able to experience again the wondrous talents of Pierre Koffmann. The pop-up La Tante Claire is a destination for anyone serious about food and a once in a lifetime opportunity for people to eat on the roof of Selfridges, where customers are not usually allowed to go.”
Tables at the 80-cover pop-up ‘La Tante Claire at Selfridges’ restaurant are expected to be among the most sought-after during the Festival period. Reservation details will be announced on 9th September 2009 via the London Restaurant Festival website – www.londonrestaurantfestival.com.