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Olia Hercules at the Guardian Local Female Chef Series

April 26, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm



Tuesday, 26 April 2016


J Sheekey Oyster Bar, 28-34 St. Martin’s Court, WC2N 4AL


£50. Book here.

This year, J Sheekey Oyster Bar and Guardian Members are hosting a series of events designed to showcase the talents of up-and-coming female chefs.

From April until August, each month a celebrated guest chef will join resident J Sheekey executive chef Andy McLay in the kitchen, to create special one-off dinners, exclusively for Guardian Members.

Guests will have the chance to experience these skilled chefs prepare, cook, present, and discuss their food philosophy. Diners will be served in true Oyster Bar fashion, on family-style sharing plates.

In April, ex-Ottolenghi chef, and an Observer rising star of 2015, Olia Hercules will be cooking up a feast of flavours in her signature style. Born in Ukraine, with a family heritage hailing from Siberia to Azerbaijan, Olia’s approach is inspired by a wanderlust spirit, taking guests on a unique culinary journey. Her book on modern Eastern European cooking, Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine and Beyond, is a best-seller now published in six countries.

Described by the Guardian as ‘the most discreet venue in Covent Garden’, J Sheekey Oyster Bar is open daily from midday until late. Serving seasonal food with a focus on seafood, the menu includes sharing plates of fish, shellfish, salads and occasionally game. Portraits of 21st century acting luminaries, by celebrated photographer Alison Jackson, adorn the walls of a tranquil interior which is the antithesis of the bustle outside.

Please give details of any specific dietary requirements in the booking form and the kitchen team will do their best to accommodate them. The ticket price does not include drinks or service charge.

Photo credit: AgnieszkaTrzoch

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April 26, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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J Sheekey Oyster Bar
28-34 St. Martin’s Court
London, WC2N 4AL
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