One of the frenzied few leaving Christmas shopping to the last-minute? Or simply gifting yourself with an early payday treat? We’ve got just the thing…
For those who still have yet to experience Chiltern Firehouse, founder Andre Balazs (who also lists Chateau Marmont, the Mercer in New York and Sunset Beach in an impressive archive of luxury founding hotels) has unveiled the next best thing in miniature – and budget – form.
Chiltern Firehouse: The Cookbook, is more than just a showcase of recipes. It delves beneath the outpost’s exterior to exhibit the attention to detail, service and innovation that’s shaped its success. A world once kept so private, Chiltern’s cookbook is a true collector’s item, brimming with food inspiration, in-house wisdom and exquisite imagery.
Of course, food takes centre stage. The brain behind the bite is Michelin starred chef, Nuno Mendes. With a CV that spans across sixteen years in the United States, working with acclaimed chefs such as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, his dishes are rich in substance with an underlying American touch. From maple-glazed salmon to apple panna cotta – washed down with an array of delectable signature cocktails – Mendes and Balazs are gifting us with the chance to recreate the same flavorous fine dining at home. The best part? Now you can shape up your culinary skills and wow your nearest and dearest just in time for the holiday period.