Chefs Selin Kiazim (Oklava) and Pip Lacey (hicce, opening this Spring) join forces to create a truly unique menu at Oklava on Thursday 1st March to celebrate International Women’s Day. They met whilst filming BBC2’s Great British Menu and instantly clicked, always talking about working together at some point in the future.
The very special £65 menu will include truly collaborative dishes such as Sumac cured duck breast, fermented turnip, hazelnuts, mimosa and Grilled nori cod, ‘salgam’ pickled baby carrots, crispy vine leaves.
Pip and long-time friend and business partner Gordy McIntyre will open hicce (pronounced ee-che) by April. The central London restaurant will serve modern dishes, using traditional techniques such as marinating, curing, pickling, as well as fish, meat and vegetables cooked over a wood fire.
Selin says of her friend, “I love Pip and I love her cooking and style. We really connect in the kitchen and I can’t wait to cook with her for this special event. There are amazing women cooking in kitchens all over London right now. This is our way of showing some of that off, for one night only.”
2017 Great British Menu winner, Pip says: “17 years ago Gordy and I talked about running our own place together, and we’re almost there! We’ve chosen the name hicce, because it means ‘current, of the moment’ in Latin and that’s exactly how we see our restaurant – constantly evolving.” Pip worked for Gordon Ramsay Holdings including Restaurant Gordon Ramsay for three years before spending six years working her way up to the position of Head Chef at Angela Hartnett’s Michelin-starred Murano.
Booking is essential. Credit card details will be taken to guarantee tables.
www.oklava.co.uk / @oklava_LDN
www.hicce.co.uk / @hiccelondon