Andreas Teams Up With Phil Howard at Elystan Street for Anniversary Dinner

This summer, Andreas, the vibrant greengrocer in Chelsea that has been supplying London’s best restaurants since 1994, is teaming up with chef Phil Howard at Elystan Street for a one-off dinner in the lead-up to the shop’s 25th anniversary. Committed to sourcing the best quality fruit and veg, over the years founder Andreas Georghiou has stocked the larders of restaurants such as The River Café and Petersham Nurseries and become the go-to local for the great and the good of West London. Now, he is working with Phil to host a seven course, veg-based dinner at Michelin-starred Elystan Street on Tuesday 7th August, just a stone’s throw from his Cale Street shop.

Guests arriving at the light-filled, grey-toned dining room will be greeted with canapés and a Blood Peach Bellini, before sitting down to dishes showcasing Phil’s seasonal, ingredient-led approach to cooking, incorporating Andreas’s finest fruits and vegetables, that fill the shelves at his shop. Striking a balance between late summer and early autumn flavours, the £75 menu begins with new season celeriac slaw with lovage and apple, followed by Burrata with Provence black figs, Cappezzana olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Next, using Andreas’s chosen vegetables from Britain and further afield, a salad of superfine Loire valley beans and Castel artichokes with white corn and porcini, and for the main event, Slow roasted Reine tomatoes with coco beans, courgettes, Scottish girolles and wild leaves.

For dessert, Phil will bake a Greengage and almond tart, before serving a simple Bowl of chilled cherries to finish. Guests can pair wines with each course, picked by Elystan Street’s sommelier for an additional £45. Andreas says: “We’re counting down the days to our 25th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than with a wonderful dinner? Phil’s cooking chimes perfectly with our focus as a greengrocer – we’re always on the hunt for the very best of the season, waiting to be eaten at just the right moment.”

Phil adds, “Seasonality and its bounty is all, and there really is no other time quite like August for the sheer abundance of staggeringly delicious produce coming from the UK and Europe. Our Elystan Street neighbour Andreas has fruit and vegetables of unrivalled quality in London, so we devised a menu packed with the very best produce, cooked simply and with bundles of love. We are keeping it vegetarian because we just felt it was right to do so – the produce speaks for itself.”

The Andreas & Elystan Street dinner will take place at Elystan Street at 7pm on Tuesday 7th August – bookings can be made via:

Andreas, 4 Cale St, Chelsea, London SW3 3QU;; Elystan Street,​ 43 Elystan St, Chelsea, London SW3 3NT;

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