25 April 2012

Kofler & Kompanie Presents: Pret A Diner "Italians do it Better"

The pop up bar and restaurant launches on May 9th and is slated to run through till June 30th. "Pop up" may well be the wrong term as it is stressed that the event is a "dining experience". The bar will be run by 69 Colebrooke Row, who are taking applicant now. Visit their Facebook page HERE for details or email a C.V to melissa@69colebrookerow.com.

Kofler & Kompanie returns to 50 St James’s Street, in one of the most prestigious areas in London this May with the next instalment of the internationally acclaimed dining experience, Pret A Diner. This specific series of dinners, named Italians do it Better, will be spearheaded by Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli who will create traditional-style Italian menus.

Locatelli has also selected five other Italian Michelin-starred chefs and set them the challenge of creating fresh innovative style dishes, which will give guests a chance to compare old-world Italian cuisine to newer forward-thinking dishes. Marrying both concepts will be the authenticity, passion and, of course, the fresh ingredients of Italy. “There is a great wind of new young talented Michelin starred chefs that are revolutionising Italian food today, bringing their new creations to St. James’s under the umbrella of Pret A Diner." Says Locatelli. 

Hosted at the iconic 50 St James’s Street, Pret A Diner "Italians do it Better" will be the final event within this beautiful Grade II listed building before it is closed for a full transformation this autumn. 2011 saw Pret A Diner host numerous series of experimental dinners spanning from a skyscrapper in Frankfurt, a coin mint in Berlin, a historic film casino in Munich, and down in the Old Vic Tunnels with Lazarides Gallery’s Minotaur exhibit during London Restaurant Week. In 2012, Pret A Diner aims to redefine what to expect from a dining experience by selecting the world’s best chefs, the most unusual locations and exquisite thought-provoking art pieces to turn blank canvases into unforgettable evenings. 

Overseen by Creative Director and Pret a Diner co-owner Olivia Steele, Pret A Diner will also be collaborating with the acclaimed Gazeli Art House on a cutting-edge exhibition of contemporary Italian artists, including Monica Bonvicini, Aron Demetz, and Jacopo Miliani. Gazelli Art House is a commercial art organisation dedicated to providing a new setting for the creation of contemporary art and delivering the message of the finest international artists to a wide audience of both new and established collectors.

To book, or for more information to to - http://www.pretadiner.com/

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