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Carte Blanche launch to serve up free fried chicken & caviar

This Friday, Carte Blanche will be giving away free fried chicken and caviar to the first one hundred diners as it opens its doors on East London's Mare Street.

Le Bun co-founder Andy Taylor brings his signature style to the capital, combining indulgent French flavours with American comfort food classics.

Diners can begin with briny Oysters, Caviar Hollandaise and Maple Bacon, along with a southwestern spin on Paris bistro classics: Foie Gras and Escargot Tostadas. Inspired by the culinary scene and heritage of Nashville, there's lip-burning local specialty Hot Chicken in a soft white bun, or unctuous Pork Jowl, Smoked Beets and Butter, cut through by bitter capers and blood orange.

The wine list is inspired by vino that Taylor enjoyed in the back-street bars of the French capital, with unusual pours from small batch artisan producers, including Brendon Tracey, an ex-punk bringing his punk ethic to wine making.

Cocktail classics are being given the Carte Blanche revamp, with drinks such as Beurre Noisette Whisky Sour and a French Negroni, trading in Dubonnet for the standard Campari.