Michel Roux Jr launches gourmet toastie series at the Wigmore with A Wong, Cyrus Todiwala and Anna Haugh
The Wigmore’s signature XXL Stovetop 3 Cheese & Mustard Toastie has been a firm favourite on the menu ever since the pub first launched at The Langham London in 2017. In honour of this famous cheesy creation, Michel Roux Jr and The Wigmore is launching a guest chef toastie series, offering inspired takes on this ultimate comfort food throughout the autumn and winter months. What’s more, £1 from each toastie sold will be donated to the mental health charity, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). The team at The Wigmore loves all that CALM are doing to help mental health including running a free, confidential and anonymous helpline, as well as webchat service, which provides help and advice to anyone struggling or in crisis.
First in the series, launching on 19th October, is Andrew Wong of two-Michelin-starred A Wong in Pimlico. Inspired by one of his favourite Chinese dishes, Black Pepper Crab, Andrew has created the Crab and Black Pepper Ketchup Toastie which will be available at The Wigmore for a month. Speaking on the collaboration and the ingredients he has chosen, Wong said: “Guang Dong Province has a vast water buffalo populations resulting in a large cheese production. I have been researching the production a lot recently, so it seemed like a great time to try to put some of our work and ideas together for a great cause.”
Second in the series is Cyrus Todiwala OBE of Mr Todiwala and Café Spice Namasté, whose toastie will be available at The Wigmore for a month from 16th November. Just in time for Christmas, Anna Haugh’s signature toastie will launch on 14th December. Anna’s London restaurant, Myrtle, is renowned for its modern European dishes.
Each guest chef toastie will be available for a month, alongside The Wigmore’s signature XXL creation, which features Montgomery Cheddar, Ogleshield and Raclette alongside Dijon mustard, red onion, cornichons and chives. It arrives at the table under a cast-iron Netherton Foundry bacon presses, which keep the cheese perfectly oozing until every last morsel has been enjoyed.
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The A Wong Crab and Black Pepper Ketchup Toastie is available at the Wigmore, Regent Street 15 Langham Place London W1B 3DE. To book call 020 7965 0198 or visit their website here. The toasties series incudes: Andrew Wong 19th October – 13th November, Cyrus Todiwala 16th November – 11th December, Anna Haugh 14th December – 8th January.