Chef lined-up for 'pop-up' restaurant 135 metres above London.
Friday, 25th September 2009
Source : Visit London
The forthcoming London Restaurant Festival is already generating huge excitement among the foodie community, but few of its events are being as keenly awaited as the transformation of the London Eye into a unique revolving ‘pop-up' restaurant.

Each night over the course of the six-day festival a different chef will cook for ten lucky diners, who will eat in a capsule converted into a dining room. Today the final line-up of chefs has been confirmed and it contains some of the biggest names on the capital's restaurant scene.

The event kicks off with Richard Corrigan from Corrigan's of Mayfair on the evening of the 8th. Hot on his heels will be Gordon Ramsay on the 9th. The night of the 10th October sees Francesco Mazzei from L'Anima in the kitchen, followed by Vineet Bhatia of Rasoi Vineet Bhatia on the 11th. The eagerly awaited Zuma Restaurant will have their chef Ross Shonhan on board on the 12th October which promises to be an amazing night of the very best Japanese contemporary dining in London.  The event closes on the 13th with Tong Chee Hwee from London's Hakkasan restaurant.

Keen food lovers should go to www.visitlondon.com/londonrestaurantfestival for all the information and full line-up, as well as more information on the festival.

As previously announced, tickets for the one-off Gordon Ramsay event on the London Eye will be auctioned at the ‘Maggie and Rose Art for Starlight' evening on 26th September. The other five evenings will be auctioned off in aid of Action Against Hunger. All details can be found in editors notes!

Sally Chatterjee, interim CEO of Visit London, said: "The Merlin Entertainments London Eye is one of the capital's best-loved attractions. Now the incredible views it offers are going to be accompanied by food prepared by the capital's finest chefs. This event will help London cement its reputation as one of the most exciting places to dine out in the world."

The festival will feature a whole host of showpiece events at some of London's most iconic venues, featuring some of the most famous chefs in the world. From the UK's biggest ever Sunday roast, to a ‘Starter for Ten' quiz where top chefs will slug it out with restaurant critics to see who knows more about the world of food, the festival promises to be a unique gastronomic experience.

Organisers hope the six-day celebration of food will boost the sales of the hundreds of participating restaurants by 20%.
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