Hear from the people who spice up the London food scene with Middle Eastern flavours and aromas
Yotam Ottolenghi is not alone: following his phenomenal success a group of talented Israeli and Jewish chefs are taking the London restaurant scene by storm. Jay Rayner, The Observer’s restaurant critic, discusses the allure of Middle Eastern cooking with The Palomar’s Tomer Amedi, Honey and Co’s Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovitch, restaurateurs and authors of Sunday Times Food Book of the Year, and the founding chef of Zest, Josh Katz.
Jay Rayner leaped at the chance to play one of the famed Steinways at King’s Place, and spoke about the music that has shaped his life, his flirtations with electro pop in the 80s, why he was drummed out of a blues band made up entirely of writers and, accompanied by a few of Britain’s best jazz musicians, will play some of his favourite numbers. We joined Jay for an hour of anecdote, reflection and an enthusiastic playing of some great music. As Jay says, ‘If you know nothing about jazz piano, I’m great. If you know anything at all, thank you for coming.’