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Tue 1 August 2017
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London Arrivals

Illustration: © Jean Jullien for The Connaught
London’s got it going on right now in the food stakes, and you can bet we’re soaking it all up. The city has never struggled to catch the eye of chefs from further afield, eager to prove their worth in more than one market, but with a new surge in international transfers, we’re spotting plenty of new names ready to add yet another dimension to our food scene. From New York to New Mexico, we’re ready for some new arrivals!
Mother, who have sat at the heart of Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District for years, are finally expanding, choosing London as their first international location. They just touched down in the newly launched Battersea Power Station, and they’ll be sticking to their trademark no-frills approach to Italian produce, which caused such a buzz in Kødbyen; think organic sausage and porcini for the Pizza Porcella, or potatoes, fried onions and røget spoke for Burning Love. But it’s the pizza bases to pay attention to: Mother use purified seawater for their wood-fired sourdough, making for a lighter crust.

There’s good reason as to why Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s opening at The Connaught is one of the most hyped launches of the year. With 30 restaurants worldwide and an eponymous three Michelin-starred restaurant in New York, Vongerichten’s new spot in Mayfair, which opened last week, is a neighbourhood restaurant, taking his best work from Manhattan and adding it to the British mix. The vibe is more relaxed than his previous projects in the city: there’s no tasting menu, and for the first time in the history of The Connaught, you can even order a range of dishes to go, including that famous tuna and wasabi pizza.

Martha Ortiz’s Dulce Patria caused quite the storm in Mexico City, and the world-renowned chef launches Ella Canta at the InterContinental Park Lane this September. Prepare to sample modern Mexican cuisine at its finest: vampire ceviche and seafood and lobster pozole with cacahuazintle corn. There will also be a standalone cantina-style bar with a penchant for rare mezcal.

These restaurateurs London their first stop, now make them yours!
Going International

Dover Street Market Singapore
On the flip side, we’ve also spotted a few London favourites setting out for new territory this summer. COYA Mayfair’s inaugural Sardinian pop up is now underway, bringing authentic Peruvian flavour to Costa Smeralda until 15th September. Kricket are popping up in Frankfurt for 23 days this September as part of Pret A Diner with a five dish menu, including their much-loved Misti Doi dessert. Dover Street Market launched its long-awaited Singapore store this week – drop by if you’re in the city! And finally, click here to register your interest for the Groucho’s NYC opening in Lower Manhattan – we’re hoping it’s imminent.
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This Week’s Picks
To work with The Tube, an 85-metre LED Tunnel on tour. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2ST  To the New Generation Festival in Florence. Viale Fratelli Rosselli, 37, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy  At the Secretsundaze Birthday Party at Oval Space. 29-32 The Oval, E2 9DT  Edward Enninful to Vogue today. Good luck on your first day in office!
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