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chateau marmot
I love the idea of pop up restaurants and this one sounds absolutely amazing, so I thought I’d let you know about it early. The Chateau Marmot temporary dining restaurant, run by some of the UK’s best chefs, is coming to the gorgeous glass riverside rooms of the River & Rowing Museum in Henley (below) on the 13-14 September.  Eek!

A fantastic venue for the restaurant, don't you think?

A fantastic venue for the restaurant, don’t you think?

The 5 course tasting menu (with extra treats attached I’m told) will be overseen by executive chef Ramael Scully, moonlighting from his job as an executive chef at London’s Ottolenghi restaurant group, along with his colleague at Nopi in Soho, Christopher Lyon. Food will be British, shot through with Mediterranean influences.

Ramael Scully at work

Ramael Scully at work

It’s £48 per person, which I think sounds very reasonable (though I guess that price is without wine so factor in the extra cost). There will be matched wine flights also available – blast off to space on a good Beaujolais! – created with the help of the Marmot’s sommelier, ex-Decanter editor Rosalind Cooper. Cheese, hedgerow jams, jellies and all that jazz will also be making an appearance on the night.

I’m not sure on the exact number of covers (between 50-70 I’d guess – I’ll check) so if you’re interested I’d suggest booking quickly. I’m trying to persuade the Chateau boys to do one over in Bucks at some point too – because no-one can accuse Muddy Stilettos of favouring one county over another lol! –  so if anyone has a bright idea for a cool venue that I don’t know about please let me know and I’ll pass the info on.

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