Carousel presents...Uyen Luu, the first guest chef of 2015

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Marylebone restaurant-cum-culinary hub Carousel have announced the first resident chefs for their 'Carousel presents...' guest chef series 2015.

Leading the way is Uyen Luu, food writer, chef and founder of the Vietnamese Supper Club until January 10th, followed by talented Swede Henrik Noren, founder of Stockholm restaurant GRO. January 27th sees Tom Ryalls from St John Bread & Wine and Moro take the helm, and finally New York ramen legend Yuji Haraguchi and Carousel's own Ollie Templeton through February and March. Working alongside Carousel's resident chef and co-founder Ollie Templeton, the guest chefs will create a limited-edition set lunch and 4-5 course dinner menu. Previous carousel collaborations have included Javier Rodriguez (Noma, Viajante, Tetsuya's), Laura and Harry Cummins (El Celler de Can Roca, Frenchie) and Tommy Forster (St John, Bocca di Lupo, Trullo).

UYEN LUU – Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th January 2015

uyenluu Food writer, chef, and founder of the acclaimed Vietnamese Supper Club, Uyen comes with personal recommendations from Jamie Oliver, fellow food writer Rosie Birkett and Hemlsey & Hemsley. Offering a fresh, innovative twist on traditional Vietnamese cooking, Uyen's signature dishes include ‘Saigon fresh rolls, with pork belly, prawns, perilla, mint and coriander' and ‘Fern root noodle salad with pistachio and hot mint'.

HENRIK NOREN & GRO – Wednesday 14th to Saturday 24th January 2015

GRO Hi Rez Swedish chef friends Henrik Noren and Magnus Villnow, both formally of the celebrated F12 restaurant in Stockholm, opened the intimate 20-cover GRO in the capital in 2013. Quickly gaining a cult following in their home country, Henrik and Magnus are pioneers of imaginative Scandinavian cooking – a growing trend in London at present, offering simple, seasonal, honest food, with a focus on vegetables. H

TOM RYALLS – Tuesday 27th January to Saturday 14th February 2015

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Chef Tom Ryalls arrives following time spent at both St John Bread & Wine and Moro, with a menu inspired both this experience and his extensive travels through Spain and Japan. Tom's focus is on ancient preserving methods, seasonality and provenance, and will incorporate pickling, smoking and salting techniques. His ‘Hunger Gap' menu will offer a balance between fish and meat, and will feature various ‘nose to tail' lamb dishes utilising the whole animal reared on his friend's farm in Cambridgeshire.

YUJI HARAGUCHI & YUJI RAMEN – Wednesday 1st to Saturday 11th April 2015

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American-Japanese chef Yuji Haraguchi opened pop-up restaurant Yuji Ramen in New York in 2012, with his seven-course omakase tasting menus going down a storm with Brooklyn locals. His food philosophy is forward thinking and modern whilst staying true to his Japanese roots, with dishes such as ‘Miso and uni puree ravioli, topped with sea urchin, blood orange and fresh shiso leaf' on his menu. Each Carousel presents… set dinner menu is £35 per person and set lunch from £15.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ABOUT YUJI HARAGUCHI & YUJI RAMEN – Wednesday 1st to Saturday 11th April 2015 American-Japanese chef Yuji Haraguchi opened pop-up restaurant Yuji Ramen in New York in 2012, with his seven-course omakase tasting menus going down a storm with Brooklyn locals. His food philosophy is forward thinking and modern whilst staying true to his Japanese roots; dishes such as ‘Miso and uni puree ravioli, topped with sea urchin, blood orange and fresh shiso leaf' are commonplace on his menu. Yuji will work with Ollie to show London's new wave of ramen lovers how it's really done, New York-style!                                 ABOUT CAROUSEL & THE TEMPLETONS   Opened in 2014 by chef Ollie Templeton and his brother Ed and cousins Anna and Will Templeton, Carousel is located on London's Blandford Street in the middle of Marylebone's burgeoning restaurant scene. Carousel's 50-cover restaurant space plays host to an ongoing line-up of guest chef residencies, as part of its Carousel presents… series, which features up and coming culinary talent from around the world. Carousel is a family affair, with each guest chef working with Ollie in the kitchen to create a bespoke set lunch and dinner menu, whilst the rest of the Templeton team work restaurant side to ensure the diner experience is second to none. Carousel presents… has thus far played host to emerging chef talent including Javier Rodriguez (Noma, Viajante, Tetsuya's), Tommy Forster (St John, Bocca di Lupo, Trullo) and Selin Kiazim (Kopapa, Providores), as well as playing host to perennial Italian chef Giorgio Locateli's ‘Pizza Locadeli' supper series.   Carousel 71 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London W1U 8AB / T: 02074875564 www.carousel-london.com / Follow Carousel on twitter @Carousel_LDN and Instagram@Carousel_LDN  
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