On Monday 11 March, two of the world’s greatest chefs, Anne-Sophie Pic and Clare Smyth will prepare and host a dinner at La Dame de Pic London, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, to celebrate International Women’s Day.
One of the most decorated Michelin starred chefs in the world; Pic currently holds seven stars across her four restaurants and is the only female chef in France to hold three Michelin stars for her family restaurant, Maison Pic in Valence.
Smyth held three Michelin stars at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay for nearly a decade and recently received two stars as a new entry for her first solo restaurant, Core by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill. She was also recently named World’s Best Female Chef by the World’s 50 Best.
For one evening only, the two chefs will welcome guests to a celebration of women in the restaurant industry. Reflecting on their own journeys, they will each showcase a selection of signature dishes as part of the five course dinner, interacting with guests throughout the evening.
On arrival, guests will be served canapés followed by an aromatic amuse bouche of Carrots with jasmine yogurt and voatsiperifery pepper from Pic’s kitchen team followed by Smyth’s starter of Potato and roe with dulse beurre blanc, herring and trout roe. Pic’s first course will be Turbot with smoked beetroot rose and a grapefruit, batak pepper and hibiscus emulsion, followed by a fragrant main of Wagyu Beef with roasted wasabi, hispi cabbage parcels, geranium rosat and buddha’s hand consommé.
Pic will then serve a final course followed by Smythe’s signature Core-teser dessert filled with chocolate, malt and hazelnut. In keeping with the celebrations, La Dame de Pic London’s expert team of sommeliers, overseen by Pic’s Executive Sommelier Paz Levinson and the head sommelier of Core Gareth Ferreira, have created a unique wine pairing menu sourced from leading female wine-makers and producers.
Pic said, “I am honoured to welcome my friend Clare Smyth to La Dame de Pic London to share this special evening to celebrate women in the hospitality industry. We are excited to work together for this exclusive evening to share a kitchen and showcase our favourite dishes.'
Smyth said, “It is amazing to collaborate with Anne-Sophie on this special occasion. She has been a big inspiration to me and many chefs across the world. My team and I are excited to work with her to create an unique experience for all of our guests.”
The International Women’s Day dinner will take place on Monday 11 March from 6pm. Tickets are £135 per person (inc. service charge) and there will be an optional wine pairing menu.