Scandinavian restaurants in London have been all the rage this winter, and from 27th January to the 14th February, chef sensation Henrik Norén will be setting up camp in the Carousel kitchen. For those unfamiliar with Norén, he is, as Carousel proudly put it, a) tall, b) Swedish and c) one half of Stockholm hot spot, GRO. Founded along with Magnus Villnow, whom he met at the Michelin starred F12, the pair focus on the multiplicity of uses for vegetables. They decided to come up with GRO, 'where availability and closeness rule'.
The pair are now fully booked for the next three months, with fresh seasonal ingredients and a strong focus on vegetables, the pair have some imaginative creations. Healthy restaurants in London just got a new competitor.
Brussel sprouts meet pumpkin and bread spice in one of GRO's delectable dishes: the pair will also be serving up an intriguing combination of red beets, elderflower and oysters. There's a main course of swede, pork belly and mustard, which sounds a succulent treat, and to finish off their well crafted menu is a combination of blueberries, oats and cardamom. For those seeking unique places to eat in London, or restaurants for special occasions, Carousel is certainly a must.
Keep an eye out for Carousel's next talent, Tom Ryalls, from the 27th January to the 14th February. He will be hosting a 'hunger gap' residency, working with local suppliers, whilst returning to traditional gastronomic techniques.
|What||GRO by Carousel|
|Where||Carousel, 71 Blandford St, London , W1U 8AB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Marylebone (underground)|
13 Jan 15 – 24 Jan 15, 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM