Normally you'd expect to find start-ups using street food as a way to test their food. But a new restaurant hitting London's street food scene already has that expertise in spades. Pied a Terre opened 28 years ago, but now the Michelin-starred restaurant's chef Asimakis Chaniotis and Pied à Terre Founder, David Moore are taking to the streets.
As first reported by trade title The Caterer, they're opening a new concept restaurant called Cook Love at Dinerama in Shoreditch. But, as they're at pains to say, it's going to be more than just a street food stall. Dishes will be cooked in an oil drum BBQ to create a smooth and smoky flavour. And the scallops that have long been a favourite at Pied à Terre will be making an appearance..
On the launch menu will be:
- Scallops: Wood-fired scallops with homemade seaweed butter (£7)
- Pork in brioche: Oxford sandy and black pulled leg of pork with ponzu chilli and pickles (£6)
- Cacio e Pepe: Spaghetti pasta, pecorino cheese and cracked black pepper (£4)
They say that the menu is set to evolve according to what's seasonally available.
As for the inspiration behind the name? Well just take a look at the chef's hands in the picture above...
“We’re in an exciting position to bring together some of the UK’s freshest produce with our combined knowledge of running a Michelin-star restaurant to create an exciting new foodie experience for even more Londoners. David Moore
More about Cook Love
Where is it? Dinerama, 19 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3EJ
When? Soft launches on 27 February 2019
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