Quo Vadis Announces Series of Guest Chef Events

Following a sold-out 2017 series, Quo Vadis has announced the Quo Vadis & Friends 2018 part one line-up.

The series sees chef patron Jeremy Lee, invite his friends from some of the most exciting kitchens in London and further afield, to cook on the second floor of the Quo Vadis club, for both club member and non-member ticket holders.

In the first half of this year, Black Axe Mangal, Salon, The Hind’s Head, Tommy Banks and Olia Hercules will be serving up original feasts for the convivial, family-style suppers.

For the first event of the 2018 series, London’s favourite flatbread fiddlers, Black Axe Mangal return to the stoves at Quo Vadis for an alternative Burns Night feast with Quo Vadis’ very own Scottish bard, Jeremy.

Last year featured glitter, numbing spices and an NSFW “cock em bouche” pudding, alongside the obligatory haggis, bagpiper and other joys. This year promises to be bigger and bolder. Tickets can be purchased online now at: bamburnsqv2.eventbrite.co.uk

Tickets for each event will be released one month ahead of the date, with exclusive priority booking given to Quo Vadis members one week ahead of the general release date. Events are typically held in the 2nd floor Quo Vadis ‘Marx’ private dining room and across the connected Blue Room, with long, family-style dining tables.

After dinner, guests are welcome to move down into the QV Club for the evening to continue the fun.

The full line-up is:

Thursday, January 25: BAM Burns QV – £50

The Black Axe Mangal team invade the QV kitchens once more, for an alternative Burns Night feast. Tickets are priced at £50 and include a welcome drink, bamburnsqv2.eventbrite.co.uk

Wednesday, February 14: Valentine’s Day x Salon – £50

Nicholas Balfe and his Salon team will play cupid, swelling the hearts of the Quo Vadis crowd with seasonal and inventive cooking. Tables will be communal rather than two by two for a non-prescriptive foodie love in.

Wednesday, March 21: The Hind’s Head, Bray

Heston Blumenthal’s classic, Michelin-starred 15th century restaurant, The Hind’s Head, Bray moves in to the kitchens at Quo Vadis for the night. The menu will celebrate homely British classics reinvigorated, such as mini-soup, devils and scotch egg, lapsang souchong tea-smoked salmon, oxtail and kidney pudding and chocolate millionaire. Price TBC.

Tommy BanksWednesday, April 4: Tommy Banks ‘Roots’ dinner

One of Britain’s youngest Michelin-starred chefs and roundly regarded as a ‘next big thing’, Tommy Banks, head chef at family run The Black Swan, Oldstead will cook a four-course tasting menu of dishes from his inaugural cookbook, ‘Roots’. Amongst other plaudits, The Black Swan was named Traveller’s Choice Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the World at the 2017 TripAdvisor awards, celebrated for its eccentric and creative Yorkshire cooking. Tickets will be priced at £55 with an option to buy the book at a special price of an additional £15 (RRP £25) before it goes on sale to the public the next day.

Wednesday, May 16: Olia Hercules

A champion of the food culture and culinary traditions of countries less explored, award-winning author (latest book, Kaukasis) and chef Olia Hercules joins Quo Vadis to cook a feast reflecting the cuisines of Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Moldova. Price TBC.