Ollie Dabbous to reunite with his former eponymous restaurant’s chefs at Wellbourne Brasserie for one special dinner
On Thursday 1st November Wellbourne Brasserie will host a bespoke dinner that will see Ollie Dabbous reunited with his former team. The restaurant was opened by ex Dabbous head chef Ross Gibbens and senior sous chef Michael Kennedy earlier this spring and offers modern British dining. The duo will welcome and cook together with their former boss and mentor for the first time.
The pop-up dinner will take the form of a six-course tasting menu with dishes of the likes of Cornish Mackerel Tartare and Iced Eucalyptus; Barbecued Octopus with Chicory, Crushed Split Peas with Fig Leaf Oil and Chocolate and Hazelnut éclair.
Gibbens has worked at some of the UK’s leading kitchens including Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Launceston Place, The Vineyard and The Square. He met his soon-to-be-mentor at Le Manoir and when the Michelin-starred chef opened his first solo venture in Fitzrovia he was keen to bring him and Kennedy on board. Dabbous opened in 2012 and won praise from critics and diners alike, tables were soon impossible to come by with a two-year waiting list and the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star within a year of opening.
When Dabbous closed in 2017, Gibbens and Kennedy worked on the opening of Wellbourne in Bristol, Wellbourne Salardu – a seasonal apres ski and fine-dining restaurant in the Spanish Pyrenees – and finally Wellbourne Brasserie in spring 2018. Ollie Dabbous recently opened Hide in Mayfair, immediately recognised by the Michelin restaurant with a star.
Gibbens said: “I have so many fantastic memories from my time at Dabbous. It was an incredible place to work and I found Ollie an inspiration who helped to shape my career and influence my culinary style. We have remained firm friends and we are truly excited to work together again.“
The dinner will start at 7pm, where vol-au-vents and champagne will be served followed by the six-course dinner. Non-alcoholic options will be available. Cost for the dinner £65pp with optional wine flight at £50.
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To book a table at Wellbourne Brasserie, Unit 2 Westworks Building 195 Wood Lane White City West London W12 7FQ, call 020 3417 4865 or visit their website here.