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Guest Chef Dinner - Kitchen Table (London)

September 17, 2019 05:30 PM until September 17, 2019 09:30 PM

Chef James Knappett & Sommelier Sandia Chang
Of the Two-Star Michelin Kitchen Table & Bubbledogs 
London, England

Tuesday, September 17
5-course tasting menu for $185pp 
(inclusive of dinner, a glass of Champagne, tax & gratuity)
Reservations available from 5:30pm-9:30pm


Reserve Online Via RESY
By Email: reservations@bennorestaurant.com
By Phone: (212) 451-9557

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*This will be the only menu offered this evening
*Payment required to secure the reservation

“The Legacy Series” 
This year Chef Jonathan Benno and the team will welcome 4 guest chefs throughout 2019 to takeover the Benno kitchen for a series of special one-night-only dinners. Each participating chef has previously worked with Chef Benno at Per Se and/or Lincoln Ristorante, and have all gone on to a tremendous amount of success with their own restaurants—representing myriad styles of cuisines, in locations across the country and globe.

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Chef James Knappett 
James Knappett, longside his wife Sandia Chang, opened bubbledogs in August 2012 at 70 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia. James is Head Chef, while Sandia is Sommelier, serving grower champagne and sparkling wine alongside their signature hot dogs. Hidden from sight behind a curtain at the back of bubbledogs is Kitchen Table: a 20-seat ‘chef’s table’ which sees James and his team host intimate dinners with a daily-changing 12-course menu, made with meticulously sourced and foraged British ingredients. James takes inspiration from his time in the kitchens of world-renowned restaurants including; Noma, The Ledbury and Thomas Keller’s Per Se, where he first met Sandia whilst the pair were working at the New York institution. In 2014, Kitchen Table were awarded their first Michelin star. Three years later in 2017 James and Sandia were awarded The Welcome Service Award by Michelin, chosen because “they proved there could be harmony between the kitchen and service teams”.  In 2018, Kitchen Table were awarded a coveted second Michelin Star.

Sommelier Sandia Chang 
Chef trained at the internationally recognized Culinary Institute of America in New York, Sandia Chang has since held positions in respected restaurants such as Roganic, where she was the Assistant Manager and Wine Buyer; and at Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley, where she held the position of Assistant Manager. Originally from California, she has also worked at Noma, named the ‘World’s Best Restaurant’, and Per Se (where is where she met husband James Knappett). Sandia is Sommelier at both bubbledogs and Michelin Starred Kitchen Table and prides herself is knowing all suppliers personally, making regular visits to the small-batch producers in Champagne to research and curate the restaurant’s wine lists. Sandia and bubbledogs were awarded ‘Wine List of the Year’ by Imbibe magazine in 2013 and a one-star award from World of Fine Wines in 2016. Sandia is a regular wine presenter on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, where she selects great value supermarket wines to match with the dishes cooked by top chefs live in the studio. In 2018, Sandia was awarded Best Front of House at the GQ Food and Drink Awards and also that year, James and Sandia were awarded ‘The Welcome and Service Award’ by Michelin, stating that they were chosen because “they proved there could be harmony between the kitchen and service teams”.