This is a unique collaboration to celebrate Edinburgh Food Studio's one year anniversary. On 17, 18 and 19 November we are joined by three of the world's best bartenders and one of the most buzzing and forward thinking chef in Brighton. Alex Kratena, Simone Caporale, Monica Berg and Douglas McMaster are real superstars of the industry. If you already know them, you'll know you want to book. If you don't know them, read a little about them below, then book.
For this weekend, drinks pairing is considered part of everybody's menu, and the price for drinks and food will be £77. If you would rather not drink alcohol, there will also be a non-alcoholic drinks pairing option with infusions, fresh juices, non-alcoholic fermentations and whatever takes the fancy of our high powered kings of drink. Neither the food nor the drinks will be designed to pair with the other, but both will be developed in tandem. To reserve your spaces, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 258 0758.
Alex is founder of P(our) and former head bartender of Artesian at The Langham, London where he led the bar and his team to win multiple UK and international awards. In October 2015 Artesian was recognized as Number 1, for the fourth consecutive year, in the World’s 50 Best Bar Awards. Alex has also collected several personal awards including “International Bartender of the Year” (2012), at Spirited Awards, Tales of the Cocktail and “Bar Personality of the Year 2013” by Imbibe Magazine. Alex has been featured in Creators list 2016 as one of the 40 most infuential individuals shaping the future of the global bar industry.
Internationally renowned bartender with a distinctive personal style, “International Bartender of the Year” (2014), at Spirited Awards,Tales of the Cocktail, who is credited during his years at Artesian at The Langham, London, with turning the bar into the best in the world, as recognized in World’s 50 Best Bars by Drinks International.
Award-winning bar manager and author who has quickly established herself on the international bar scene. Monica achieved critical acclaim for her own brand of seasonal aquavit and was awarded the Linie Honorary Award in 2015, a recognition given to individuals for their ambassadorship for Norwegian food and drink culture.
Born near Sheffield in 1987, Douglas fell into cooking after dropping out of school and like a lot of cooks began in the pot wash. Young, yet determined, Douglas managed to gain employment in some of the best Michelin starred kitchens in the UK. He has worked alongside such cooking giants as Fergus Henderson (St John), Colin McGurran (Winteringham Fields) and James Lowe (Lyles).
Douglas became a young chef superstar winning ‘Yorkshire Young Chef of the Year 2008’ and in 2009 won the ‘BBC Young Chef of the Year Award’. In 2012, Douglas won the title of ‘Britain’s most irreverent chef’ at the first Y.B.F awards, cooking a tasting menu comprised of food that would have otherwise been “Wasted”.
Douglas met the legendary artist Joost Bakker whilst travelling in Australia in 2011 and quickly became executive chef and business partner of ‘SILO by Joost’; the world’s first waste free cafe in Melbourne. Here he won the ‘Restaurant of the Year’ Award after just 6 months of trading, as well as ‘Best Dish of the Year’ and ‘Most Sustainable Restaurant’.
In October 2014, Silo Brighton was born – the UK’s first zero waste restaurant. Silo demonstrates conscious cooking and of course making nutritious, creative and delicious food at true cost. Douglas is out to prove that a sustainable business model is financially viable and that small ecological farms are able to feed the world.