Last weekend started nice and early, 5am to be precise. The Sauce team headed down to Saturday Kitchen where the lovely Elena Arzak was appearing for the first time, joined by world-class chefs Claude Bosi and Daniel Clifford. Elena demonstrated Langoustine Express steamed in a coffee machine before going head to head against the other chefs in the eggciting weekly egg challenge. If you missed Elena on Saturday the show is still available to view online here until 3rd May, 2014.

Elena Arzak Saturday kitchen

Following this,  Sauce were off to Big Easy Covent Garden for an exclusive gig with Jonny Lang. Following his sell out show at Shepherds Bush empire, Jonny performed an exclusive set for diners as they tucked into lobster, steak…

Jonny Lang at The Big Easy

and not forgetting those alcoholic Slushies.

Cocktails at the Big Easy

Saturday night saw our team head down to Flat Iron to take part in the first Global steak Symposium in association with Chowzter. The exclusive event, led by Mark Schatzker, saw Flat Iron’s Charlie Carroll prepare some of the the greatest steaks from around the world, which were then judged in a blind tasting.

After a tough tasting washed down with Beavertown Gamma Ray American pale ale the winner was announced…

The winning steak was Highland breed beef, over 30 months old, from Farmer Charles Ashbridge based in Yorkshire.

flat iron

No rest for the wicked as members of the team met up Sunday morning for the Hotelympia 10K run in aid of Springboard. Springboard is very close to the hearts of everyone here at Sauce. To find out more visit www.charity.springboard.uk.net

Despite 5am starts and a stomach full of steak the Sauce team did themselves proud with some amazing times!

Sauce Hotelympia 10k

Ahead of the World’s 50th Best Restaurant Awards, Sauce hosted a lunch event at LIMA London with acclaimed international chefs Virgilio Martinez and Mitsuhara Tsumura in the kitchen on Sunday afternoon. With a crème de la crème guest list including five chefs in the 50th Best, and a packed room of foodie favourites, the event was a success as the pisco sours flowed throughout the Nikkei eight course tasting menu.

LIMA London

Finishing on a high. Sunday evening saw the second Chowzter World’s Tastiest Fast Feasts Awards take place at London’s L’Anima Cafe to announce the winners of the world’s very best dishes. It was revealed that a simple Ceviche dish from the Chez Wong restaurant in Lima was the overall winner of ‘the tastiest item in the world’.

  • Tastiest Item in the World – Lima – Cebiche @Chez Wong
  • Best Pizza in the World – Brooklyn – Pizza Slice @ Di Fara Pizza 
  • Best Seafood Dish – Vancouver – Alaskan King Crab 5 Ways @ Dynasty
  • Best Vegetarian Dish – Paris – Falafel @ L’As du Falaffel 
  • Best Noodles – Bangkok – Pad Thai @ Pad Thai Thip Samai
  • Best Rice Dish – Singapore – Hainanese Chicken Rice @ Tian Tian
  • Best Sandwich – Seattle – Caribbean Roast Sandwich @ Paseo
  • Best Bird Dish – Hong Kong – Roast Goose @ Yat Lok 
  • Best Bakery Dish- London – Fried Jam Croissant @ Albion

To find out more about the winners visit the Chowzter website here.

Chowzter 2014

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