New Kitchen Residency N1: Mirey's Restaurant
Written by: Sophie Taylor
Recently we wrote about our trip to The Cuckoo N1’s latest kitchen residency, Caiger & Co. It was understandably a success of gluttonous proportions, so we were both saddened and gleefully intrigued by the news that the gastro hub has a new residency coming next week. On Thursday January 5th, Mirey’s Restaurant will be throwing on their aprons and sharpening their knives at the N1 pub, ready to welcome discerning diners.
Mirey’s Restaurant (“Mirey’s”) is a culinary partnership between Gerald Mirey (previous Head Chef at The Narrow) and Ko Ito established in October 2016. Mirey’s serves simple and authentic French plates at their finest, using the local ingredients with influences from around the world.
Mirey’s has hosted a number of supper clubs since they first began and will be at The Cuckoo for two months serving French classics, as well as French inspired Brunch and Sunday roast.
Gerald is a classically trained French chef born and raised in Normandy, France. Gerald has been cooking delicious French food influenced by the British traditions and ingredients for two decades. Gerald has been working for The Boisdale (a traditional Scottish restaurant), The Garrison (a gastro pub), and most recently at The Narrow (Gordon Ramsay restaurant).
Having moved to the UK almost a decade ago, Ko has developed a penchant for French and British cuisine. Ko was able to harness his new found interest by setting up and running several supper clubs which has allowed him to explore and share the experience.
You can expect starters such as caramelised onion soup with gruyere toast or marinated beetroot with grilled goats cheese and toasted hazelnut. Mains include classics as wild mushroom risotto and beef bourguignon with a cheeky twist. The dessert currently catching my eye would be the creme caramel with red wine poached pear and chocolate sorbet. But the real menu is under wraps and yet to be uncovered.
Find out for yourself and pop in this January. The soft launch evening is from 6:30pm on Wednesday, 4th January 2017, so if you would like to book your place, email The Cuckoo by 1st January 2017.
The Cuckoo N1
115 Hemingford Road, London, N1 1BZ
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