Throughout June, Natalia Ribbe-Szrok of Eighty Six List will be hosting a series of pop up events at Borough Market.
The event aims to celebrate four chefs who are yet to open their own restaurants. Each pop up will run over three days, for dinner on Thursday and Friday, and lunch and dinner on Saturday.
Chefs taking part include: Maxine Thompson, private chef and owner of women’s chef clothing company Polka Pants; Conor Sheehan and Jackson Berg from Xiringuito; Freddie Janssen and Sebastian Myers of Snackbar – an east London restaurant set to open early 2018; and Leandro Carreira and Cameron Dewar, due to open their first restaurant this year at London Bridge.
Australian chef Maxine Thompson started her career at the French Culinary Institute in New York. She went on to work at Blanca, a tasting menu concept in Roberta’s in Brooklyn, before moving to London and launching Polka Pants, which offers tailored trousers for women in the industry. Her menu will be inspired by her love of Italian and Japanese cuisine. Drinks pairing will be curated by Natalia Ribbe-Szrok.
The second week will welcome travelling restaurant Xiringuito. Conor Sheehan and chef Jackson Berg previously worked at London’s Bistrotheque and Hoi Polloi, set-up Xiringuito in summer 2016 in Margate, Kent. The duo promise a fun and exciting menu offering internationally influenced British dishes.
Freddie Janssen is the author of Pickled and runs pop ups under F.A.T. by Freddie. Sebastian Myers previously worked at the Chiltern Firehouse before taking a position to head up the Laughing Heart Cave in London. Snackbar will showcase ‘International Party Food.’
Leandro Carreira began his career at Andoni Luis Aduriz’s restaurant Mugaritz, before coming to London to take on the role of head chef at Nuno Mendes’ Viajante. Manager and sommelier Cameron Dewar met Carreira at Viajante. The pair have just concluded a year long pop-up at Climpson’s Arch in Hackney and intend on showcasing their Portuguese menu at Eighty Six List.
Tickets are £50 for dinner which includes a cocktail and snacks, three courses and beverage pairing. Lunch is £35 with a cocktail, snacks and three courses and an optional pairing at £15. They can be purchased at www.eightysixlist.com and www.boroughmarket.org.uk.