Hithe + Seek Announces Exclusive Chef Collaboration with James Sharp

During an exclusive run from Tuesday 7th May to Saturday 11th May, The Westin London City Hotel’s Hithe + Seek will collaborate with James Sharp, MasterChef: The Professionals contestant and co-founder of Palette Dining and Hash Hut London in the next instalment of chef partnerships. Together, they have crafted a limited-time menu featuring bold, flavour-packed dishes that blend expert culinary techniques with inventive twists.

Hithe + Seek’s Head Chef Fabio De Paolis and James Sharp have combined their experiences and expertise to develop a menu that celebrates bold flavours, fresh ingredients, and global cuisines in this soon-to-be-launched eight-course meal.

Stemming from a culinary background rooted in both worlds. Sharp’s mark on the menu lies in blending the sophistication of fine dining with the vibrant tastes and accessibility of street food. He has infused his art of merging haute cuisine techniques and ingredients into street food staples, creating an elevated yet approachable dining experience. Fabio De Paolis adds his much-loved spark to the dishes, serving up a deep understanding of classic techniques, flavour combinations, and regional specialties to the collaboration.

Fabio first joined the team at Hithe + Seek in 2021, having worked at The Mandarin Oriental, and previously held positions in New York, Italy, Turkey, and Malaysia. Fabio’s passion for celebrating the diversity and flavours from countries across the globe can be sensed throughout the menu. Combining the two chefs’ knowledge provides a strong foundation for experimentation and unique takes on dishes, which this menu showcases.

There’s a lot to look forward to on this menu of mouth-watering dishes, including elevated hash browns infused with brown butter and beef tartare. Seared queen scallops and poached oysters, alongside mini-venison saddle Wellington.

Highlights from the exciting new menu include:

‘Chickpea Panisse’apricot harissa, charcoal roasted vegetables (VG) (GF) 

‘Jalapeno & kaffir lime espuma’cured mackerel, sourdough croutons, charred Chinese chives, apple and pickled cucumber

‘Seared Queen scallop’kabocha squash mash, XO sauce and crisped buckwheat 

‘Poached oyster’fermented wild garlic, chive and dill oil, green chilli and puffed rice with fingerlime

‘Mini-Venison saddle wellington’corn-fed chicken breast duxelles, tarragon béarnaise

‘Brown butter hash brown’beef tartar, coal-oil emulsion, Lyonnaise onions and raw mushroom

‘Candied orange sponge’trifle Anglaise and negroni foam 

‘Chocolate marshmallow’coffee pasty, chocolate cremieux and sesame

The eight-course menu is priced at £55 per person, and is available between 16:00 and 21:00 between Tuesday 7th May and Saturday 11th May, alongside Hithe + Seek’s usual menu. You can find Hithe + Seek at The Westin, 60 Upper Thames St., London EC4V 3AD, with bookings available here.

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