Chris Hurley gets a preview of The Cube by Electrolux
One of the best places to have lunch last Sunday had to be The Cube pop-up restaurant at London’s Southbank Centre. With a panoramic view of the Thames it undoubtedly offered one of the best vantage points to take in the spectacle of the royal pageant and the food is pretty amazing too.
Throughout the summer The Cube will be offering tasting menus prepared by award winning chefs who have been hand-picked from around the world. Double Michelin star chefs Sat Bains, Claude Bosi and Daniel Clifford will be joined by the winners of ‘Ramsay’s Best Restaurant 2010’ and Michelin star holders Jonray and Peter Sanchez, as well as Scotland’s Michelin star chef, Tom Kitchin.
The chefs will be presenting unique menus using locally sourced ingredients to complement the incredible setting. Serving a minimum of five courses, dishes will be accompanied by specially matched wines and unique sound and light concepts, to make the experience one to remember.
There is just one table seating 18 guests who will be able watch their meal being prepared in an open plan kitchen. They will also be able to interact with the chefs who will be offering hints and tips that guests can use when entertaining family and friends at home.
The kitchens are equipped with state-of-the-art Electrolux domestic as well as professional equipment. Graham Bremer, Head of marketing at Electrolux UK, tells me that nearly half of Europe’s Michelin starred chefs use Electrolux equipment in their restaurants and many also use it in their own kitchens at home.
Graham says, “Electrolux has 90 years of professional expertise and this learning is integrated through intuitive shortcuts within our new domestic Inspiration Range. The range, which includes combination steam ovens and inductions hobs, plays an integral part of the culinary experience within The Cube by Electrolux and shows that fantastic food can be created easily when using the right tools.”
I went along to The Cube’s preview last week and enjoyed the most exquisite and imaginative canapés (horseradish ice cream being my favourite) created by this team of distinguished chefs. Add in a view that spans the river from the House of Parliament to The Shard and this looks like one very hot dining ticket.
Visits to The Cube by Electrolux are priced at £175 per person for lunch and £215 for dinner.
To book a table and find out more visit www.electrolux.co.uk/Cube/London