[Fergus Henderson :] ‘The child of Elizabeth David and George Orwell.’ - A.A. Gill
Fergus Henderson will be in Melbourne for a day or two & we’ll be having a chat with Fergus about his books over a Fernet Branca at the European this coming Monday 21st May.
Fergus caused something of a sensation when he opened, with Trevor Gulliver, the restaurant St John in London in 1995.
Set in a former smokehouse near Smithfield meat market, its striking, high-ceilinged white interior provides a dramatic setting for food of dazzling boldness and simplicity.
As signalled by the restaurant’s logo of a pig (reproduced on the cover of Nose to Tail Eating) and appropriately given the location, at St John the emphasis is firmly on meat. And not the noisettes, fillets, magrets and so forth of standard restaurant portion-control, all piled up into little towers in the middle of the plate: Henderson serves up offal and secondary cuts in big, exhilarating dishes that combine high sophistication with peasant roughness.
In addition to wide ranging critical acclaim for his approach to ‘Nose to Tail’ Eating and the celebration and rebirth of British traditional foods in a restaurant context, Fergus is also an Andre Simon Award Winner for his wonderful book Nose to Tail Eating.
Fergus will be signing copies of both of his books, and rumour has it there might be mention of a new book to come.
What: A Drink with Fergus
When: Monday 21 May 6.30pm
Where: The Tea Room at The European, 159-161 Spring St
Bookings are Essential
Tickets are $10 per head which includes a glass of Fergus’ favourite tipple, Fernet Branca
To book call us on (03) 8415 1415 or email us