Following their recent sell-out chef residency at Crispin, the chefs behind roving restaurant pop-up Kitchen FM, a.k.a Fabien Spagnolo and Max Truel (with experience from Pollen Street Social, The Ninth, Frenchie, Stem & The Corner Room at Bethnal Green Town Hall), have been announced as a permanent fixture at the all-day restaurant and wine bar, opened in Spitalfields at the end of last year.
Presiding over the small plates dinner menu from this week (including the famed ‘one of everything’ option for which Crispin has become known), new head chef duo Spagnolo and Truel bring their own stamp to the kitchen; drawing on their previous restaurant experience in Paris and London and using classic French cooking techniques, the pair aim to deliver a menu of moreish, modern, seasonally-focused dishes inspired by the food they enjoyed growing up in the South of France.
Dishes start from £6 through £14 for larger plates, with the option to order ‘one of everything’ on the menu for £29 per head (dessert not included).
On the menu this week:
- Beef tartare, cured egg yolk & black garlic (£12)
- Salmon, tomato consomme & seaweed (£12)
- Roasted mushroom, tarragon broth & walnut (£8)
And for dessert…
- Almond cake, strawberry, milk jam & coconut ice cream (£7)
Spagnolo & Truel’s food menu will be paired alongside Crispin’s natural and low intervention wine list, curated by Fernando Berry of Otros Vinos. With bread supplied by east London’s celebrated Dusty Knuckle bakery.
Launched in Spitalfields in late 2018 by young entrepreneurs Dominic Hamdy & Oliver Hiam (founders of Scotchtails & speciality coffee shop Lundenwic), Crispin offers 40 covers inside and a further 20 on the outdoor terrace. Housed in an impressive purpose-built zinc and glass pavilion, the restaurant is just five minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street station on the edge of the iconic Spitalfields Market, and is open all day from breakfast until late, seven days a week.
Crispin, White’s Row, Spitalfields, London E1 7NF
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