09/04/12 - 0 Comments
April Bloomfield’s “A Girl and Her Pig” Takes Over St. John
One of the UK’s top culinary exports to Manhattan is getting ready for a short carnivorous return to London town—and the Brits will no doubt be glad to have her home. Celebrating her first book, A Girl and Her Pig, hitting UK bookshelfs in November (US this past April), April Bloomfield is teaming up with London’s renowned “nose to tail eating” legend, St. John, to create a special two-day menu.
Even though the two Michelin-starred Ms. Bloomfield hails from Birmingham, she’s made a serious name for herself across the pond as co-owner of The Spotted Pig, The Breslin and The John Dory Oyster Bar. Boldly introducing (and very successfully, we might add) the British gastropub movement to New Yorkers with The Spotted Pig in 2004, she and St. John’s chef and co-founder Fergus Henderson have since formed a history of sharing their craft with each other—especially the past four years when “Fergustock” at Ms. Bloomfield’s NYC restaurants has become a hugely anticipated event.
This time, it’s Ms. Bloomfield’s turn to work her magic on his turf. The pair will create a special menu, two lunches and two dinners, from October 30 through 31. Though the menu is a secret for now, you can rest assured it will contain lots of delicious and spectacularly cooked pork.
A Girl and Her Pig is a charming recipe book based on Ms. Bloomfield’s love for flavors and naturally sourced ingredients. Her personal narrative adds charming personality to her recipes, making you want to create your own story each time you whip up one of her Devils on Horseback.
The book is set for release on November 1, with St. John now taking reservations for Ms. Bloomfield’s two day residency. If you want a slice of the action, hurry, because this is one culinary delight that is sure to be quickly snapped up by Londoners!