Sardine announces La Grande Bouffe feasting dinners for 2018

Sardine, the Southern French restaurant from head chef Alex Jackson has announced the launch of ‘La Grande Bouffe’, a series of feasting dinners for 2018.

Located in Islington, Sardine opened to critical acclaim in 2016. Headed up by Alex Jackson, former head chef of Stevie Parle’s Rotorino and The Dock Kitchen, Alex opened Sardine with the support of Stevie and his team, having developed a passion for Provençal cuisine whilst also taking inspiration from other parts of the Mediterranean coastline.

‘La Grande Bouffe’ will feature celebratory set menus from Alex as well as new collaborations with a number of acclaimed chefs, who together will pay tribute to the very best in Southern French cooking. Kicking off the series, Alex Jackson will take up position in the kitchen and a host a Truffle dinner on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st February. Featuring a five-course menu priced at £35 per person. With a touch of truffle on most dishes, freshly grated truffles will also be available at near cost price. Highlights from the menu include, ‘Truffled Fried Comté Sandwich’, ‘Pappardelle with Rabbit & Chestnut Ragoût’ and ‘Sole, Spinach & Truffle Cream Sauce’. To finish, an optional cheese course will be available, with a selection of cheese from Mons Cheesemongers, friends of Sardine.

The next feasting dinner to follow will see Alex collaborate with former Racine Head Chef Henry Harris on 21st March who together will pay tribute to the legendary godfather of nouvelle cuisine, Paul Bocuse.  Moving in to Spring, renowned food writer and journalist, Diana Henry will join Alex in the kitchen and cook a seasonal menu. On 8th May, Anna Tobias, the former Head Chef at Rochelle Canteen, who is known best for her simple style, will work with Alex, combining their passion for ingredient led French country cooking. Finally, on 22nd May, Olle T. Cellton from the acclaimed Babette in Stockholm will be cooking a typically sophisticated European menu. Drawing close to the first half of the year, Alex will host a celebratory Bouillabaisse dinner in June.

Further details for the feasting dinners will be released closer to the time. In the meantime, bookings for the truffle dinner will be taken from 6pm onwards on 20th and 21st February and can be made online, by phone or email.

La Grande Bouffe at Sardine

20th & 21st February – Black Truffle dinner

21st March – Henry Harris

24th April – Diana Henry

7th May – Anna Tobias

22nd May – Olle T. Cellton, Babette, Stockholm

June – Bouillabaisse dinner


15 Micawber St,

London, N1 7TB


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