AMERICAN EXPRESS INVITES®
2019 line-up announced in July, to browse our line-up from 2018 please see below
‘Top Ten Cuisines’: This event series, exclusive to American Express® Cardmembers, celebrates the top cuisines that have shaped London’s food scene. Enjoy a four-course meal with some of London’s greatest chefs.
You will enjoy a specially designed four-course dinner, hosted by some of the country’s most celebrated chefs.
Each of the following chefs will host one of these bespoke dining events. Tickets are subject to availability and are limited to six per Cardmember.
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Nieves Barragan – Spanish
Ex-head chef at Barrafina, Michelin-starred chef Nieves Barragan opened her own restaurant, Sabor last year, with the aim to serve traditional Spanish cuisine, but more than just tapas to really capture ‘the flavour of Spain.’ In collaboration with Michelin-starred Galician chef Javier Olleros Nieves will create a Galician inspired menu using traditional ingredients and cooking methods.
Chef Tong - Chinese
At the helm of Michelin-starred Hakkasan, Chef Tong has been instrumental in creating the restaurant’s signature dishes including Peking duck with caviar and Grilled Wagyu beef with king soy sauce. Such modern Cantonese delicacies can be enjoyed at Hanway Place where Chef Tong first realised his culinary vision for Hakkasan.
Anne-Sophie Pic - French
Currently the only French female chef to hold 3 Michelin stars, Anne-Sophie Pic is known for her distinct culinary identity, revisiting ingredients and exploring unusual cooking methods to create powerful and unexpected flavour combinations. Her London base Michelin-starred La Dame de Pic at the Four Seasons Hotel is a vibrant destination for gourmands showcasing Anne-Sophie’s creative French cuisine.
Bill Granger - Australian
Known for his eclectic and simple cuisine, Australian chef and restaurateur Bill Granger, is renowned around the globe, having written 11 cookbooks, selling in excess of 1 million copies and has made 5 cookery series seen in over 30 countries. Bill’s style across the globe showcases his trademark sunny, healthy style of Med/Southeast Asian food.
Tim Hughes - British
With over 15 years culinary experience and roles at Marco Pierre White’s Michelin-starred The Oak Room and alongside Mark Hix, Chef Director of Caprice Holdings, Tim Hughes oversees the food at some of London’s most prestigious restaurants, including The Ivy, J Sheekey and Scott’s. At the heart of Covent Garden Tim will celebrate seasonal British seafood at its best.
Martin Morales - Peruvian
Award-winning Peruvian chef and restaurateur, Martin Morales’ Ceviche takes its inspiration from the unique flavours of Peru’s coast and the hip urban culture of Lima, Peru’s capital city. In collaboration with an Amazonian chef, this four-course menu and artistic evening puts a stylish, modern twist on Peruvian food and culture.
Vivek Singh - Indian
Vivek Singh is one of the most successful and respected modern Indian chefs in the country. His refined approach to Indian cuisine has changed the perception of Indian food in the UK. This year celebrates 10 years of Cinnamon Kitchen, showcasing traditional Indian methods inspired by his youth with a modern flare.
Francesco Mazzei - Italian
Acclaimed Italian chef, Francesco Mazzei has long been considered one of London’s best chefs. Francesco has opened Santini restaurants in Edinburgh and Milan, as well as venues around the world. Francesco’s style inspired by the traditional food of his homeland, ordering wholesome, hearty Italian cuisine made with fresh ingredients from the Med.
Andy Oliver - Thai
Masterchef finalist, Andy Oliver, opened his own Thai restaurant, Som Saa in 2006. Oliver had previously moved to Bangkok to get a taste of specialist Thai food, working at the renowned Thai restaurant Bo.lan, recently receiving a Michelin star. The founders of Bo.lan - Dylan Jones and ‘Bo' Songvisava - will be flying in to collaborate with Oliver at Som Saa.
Jeremy Chan – African fusion
Ikoyi serves jollof cuisine – employing West African ingredients to classic British and Mediterranean dishes. Combining bold heat and umami with the highest quality products, the dishes are an exploration of culinary innovation and cultural diversity. Hosted by head Chef Jeremy Chan his menu focuses on the unique interpretations of the properties of regional ingredients.
Atul Kochhar’s unique talent as a twice Michelin starred chef has changed the way people perceive and experience Indian cuisine. Taking inspiration from his native India, while continuously researching regional dishes, Atul has managed to combine his heritage with his love of British ingredients to create a unique and innovative modern Indian cuisine. As the very first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star, he then went on to open the highly acclaimed Benares Restaurant & Bar for which he was awarded second Michelin star in 2007.