Chef Season at Benares Bar

Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar has joined forces with some of the country’s leading chefs to create a series of fusion menus to be served at the stylish Benares Bar in Mayfair.  The Chef Season has so far included Anna Hansen (The Modern Pantry), Richard Corrigan (Corrigan’s), David Thompson (Nahm). Next month Atul will be joined by the legendary Ken Hom from 6th-12th June.

Each chef works closely with Atul to prepare a menu of small plates reflecting the layers of flavours and spices Atul is so famous for, combined with their own signature style.

Guests will be able to choose from a menu consisting of nine dishes designed to share (3 dishes priced at £21 per person) made by both Atul and the guest chefs. Atul’s selection will include: chicken seekh kebab, fried squid sweet and sour and masala lamb liver and kidney. Dishes will be complemented by the Benares signature cocktails such as The Benares Bellini mixed with Cartron liqueur – mango, passion fruit or strawberry – topped with prosecco and passion fruit and Chutney Martini and Atul’s very own Domaine du Grand Mayne designed to perfectly complement the dishes by softening spices and reinforcing aromas.

The Guest Chef season continues this summer with the legendary Ken Hom from 6th -12th June. Ken’s dishes will include crackling rice paper asparagus rolls, spicy grilled satay lamb, caramelised walnuts and fried wonton with sweet and sour dipping sauce. Ken’s signature lychee cocktail will also be available.

Since opening in May 2003, Benares has gone from strength to strength. Never complacent with the quality of his work, Atul has been instrumental in redefining the perception of Indian cooking that captures the spiritual and uplifting essence of Northern India. The Chef Season marks an exciting new episode for Benares and a unique opportunity for visitors to enjoy the work of some the UK’s finest culinary talent.


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