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'Wildflowers & Wine' with Aaron Potter

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Having honed his skills at the Italian-inspired restaurant at Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden - table&candle's next chef, Aaron Potter was previously at the acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant Trinity of Clapham, where he worked his way up to Senior Sous Chef under the wings of Head Chef Adam Byatt.

Potter was subsequently headhunted by Executive Chef Phil Howard to become Head Chef at his Michelin-starred Elystan Street of Chelsea, saying of his new recruit "Aaron is a truly great craftsman who brings both a wealth of classical experience and a fresh, creative and youthful approach to both cooking and running kitchen".

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 ON NOW  'Wildflowers & Wine' with Aaron Potter 
Highgate & Archway // Primrose Hill & Belsize Pk

'New Nordic Manifesto' with Marcus Jansson

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Flying over from Stockholm for his maiden table&candle series, chef Marcus Jansson has cooked in Michelin star kitchens across Europe and across cuisines from Scandinavian and French to Spanish, most recently under Titti Qvarnström, the first female Nordic chef to receive a Michelin star, at Bloom at the Park in Mälmo, Sweden. Jansson was also the head chef for the Swedish embassy in the Netherlands and soon after competed in Swedish Chef of the year (2018), coming second place.

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 ON NOW  'New Nordic Manifesto' with Marcus Jansson
Highgate & Archway // Primrose Hill & Belsize Pk

'Journey Through Malaysia' with Christine Wong

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Chef Wong's cooking style is as multiplex as her life journey; taking her from India to Malaysia, Australia, Los Angeles and England. Soon after moving to London and whilst working as Sous Chef in Verden of Clapton, Wong fell in love with British produce, in season and from the best, small-scale British producers.

Wong's journey helped to forge her iconoclastic pan-Malaysian/Asian concept she's dubbed 'Rojak', which relives Malaysia's culinary melting point of Malay, Chinese & Indian food, but also borrows techniques and dishes from cooking along her route, with a grounding in seasonal, quality British produce.

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JUST MISSED IT  'A Journey Through Malaysia' with Christine Wong
Shoreditch, Highgate, Stoke Newington, Muswell Hill, Belsize Park/Primrose Hill, Clapton, Crouch End, Highbury/Finsbury Park,  

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Honing his craft in Michelin-starred Italian restaurants, spanning Milan, Paris and London, and training under pioneers including Massimo Tringali and Theo Randall; Oliva's 'Sardinia Series' with table&candle is a nod to his formative years on the Mediterranean island, "mostly spent fishing for urchin, foraging for mushrooms and herbs, and making pasta, lots of pasta" - implanting his high standard for sustainability, seasonality and locality of ingredients within his menu design.

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JUST MISSED IT  'Sardinia in Springtime' with Federico Oliva
Shoreditch, Highgate, Stoke Newington

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As table&candle’s most esteemed guest chef yet, Jitin Joshi’s reputation precedes him; as former Executive Head Chef at Michelin-starred haunt Gymkhana of Mayfair, the ‘Ethnic Chef of the Year’ (Craft Guilds 2009) winner Joshi’s earlier career saw him working under the wings of chef-legends from Eric Chavot to Jason Atherton, in Michelin kitchens the world over. With table&candle, Joshi is seeking “to shake the cobwebs off the British concept of an Indian takeaway”, with his ‘A Journey Through India’ menu, articulating dishes from various regions in his inimitable style, using the finest flora and wild fauna indigenous to these isles.

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JUST MISSED IT  'A Journey Through India' with Jitin Joshi
Belsize Park/Primrose Hill, Balham, Shoreditch, Stoke Newington

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Flying in from Goa for one month, Landmark-trained Goan Chef Gracian D'Souza will be running eight exclusive evenings featuring a seven-plate Goan tasting menu. Four locations.

 COMING SOON  'Gastronomy of Goa' with chef Gracian D'Souza   
Locations & menu to be announced...

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An evening of culinary craft and craft cuisine with Malaysian chef Christine Wong, taking diners through a dumpling-making masterclass followed by a five-course 'Along the Silk Road' dumpling menu, paired wines & cocktails.

 COMING SOON  'Along the Silk Road' Dumpling Masterclass & Meal
Locations & menu to be announced...

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After cutting his teeth in some of the finest Michelin restaurants in the world, hopping from Spain to Italy, France, Switzerland and finally London; Giallonardo's intrepid travels culminated in him becoming Executive Chef at acclaimed nightspots Oriole and Nightjar, earning them accolades including 'Class Magazine's Best Bar Menu in the UK' with his pioneering 'New pan-Latin' menu concept. Table&candle is now the exclusive playground for the next iteration of his 'New pan-Latin' creations.

 FULLY BOOKED  'New Pan-Latin' with Chef Gustavo Giallonardo   
Brixton & Shoreditch

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