Capturing The Essence of a City
To create the basis for their dishes, the Roca brothers and their innovation team drew inspiration from the palate of London. There is a strong relationship between culture and cuisine, and in many ways, the type of ingredients used define the city. Unlike other high-profile cities, London does not only have one cuisine, and the Roca brothers had to discern what flavours were most prominent.
They also looked to the rich history, sense of community, innovation and craftsmanship that the city encompasses. Taking many intangible characteristics and seeking to embody them in a gastronomic experience was an immense challenge. Yet, through this they created two distinctive gastronomic experiences – a mouth-watering dish and a flavourful snack - each capturing the spirit of London.