We look forward to welcoming you for Kitchen On The Edge in 2022 with these formidable guest chefs and collaborators. Check out the KOTE and VISIT page for the full programme, prices and practical info.
‘BRAT IN THE ARCTIC’ 24-28 March
In March we welcome Tomos Parry and the team from Brat to Kitchen On The Edge for cod season.
Welshman Tomos opened Brat in March 2018. Focusing on seasonal British ingredients and using techniques from the Basque region, he cooks solely over fire over an open wood grill. A Michelin star, ‘London’s Best Restaurant’ in the 2019 National Restaurant Awards and Squaremeal’s ‘Restaurant Of The Year’ in 2020. Most recently, inclusion in the top 100 of the World’s 50 Best. Need we say more?!
With the remarkable migration of *Skrei* into the waters of Lofoten, March is the essence of Lofoten living. The smell of charcoal and fish will certainly set our taste buds alight with Tomos in control. We adore the stunning winter daylight, ice-blue skies and snow-covered scenery, whilst keeping warm around the fire and perhaps a drop of aquavit in our glass.
Tomos is joined by our favourite animator Jim Parkyn and friend and local cermacist Gunvor Tangrand, and of course Valentine and Nick keeping us well watered.
NIKLAS EKSTEDT – 16-20 June 2022
Multi award-winning Niklas is a pioneer of Nordic gastronomy and open fire cooking and has long been a prominent figure in raising the profile of Scandinavian food globally. We fell in love with his honest style of cooking on a visit to his restaurant Ekstedt in Stockholm many years ago and have looked forward to the opportunity of collaborating with him.
In June Niklas joins us with the *midnattssol* high in the sky. The boom of summertime will have transformed our island into a delicious wild pantry, and sour, sharp sorrels, lively trout and rich goat’s milk will be abundant. By day we’ll be hiking, exploring and gathering outdoors, and by night we enjoy endless evenings around our long table, trying not to get lost amongst cotton pink clouds and sea urchin washed martinis.
Joining Niklas for this midsummer celebration will be our favourite wildlife and fishing guide, Oliver Rampley, the remarkable illustrator and spoon carver Lee John Phillips and of course Valentine and Nick.
MARGOT HENDERSON – 23-27th June
We cannot wait to welcome Margot to Holmen in June, when our landscape comes alive under the *midnattssol*. We have long been fans from afar of her energy and love of good ingredients and produce-led cooking. We know she will feel at home in our kitchen!
Born in New Zealand, Margot opened the iconic French House in Soho with her husband Fergus in 1992. Arnold Henderson was her next project, catering for the great and good of London and leading to the opening of Rochelle Canteen in 2006. Boasting a daily changing menu that remains close to the seasons, it remains a firm favourite London restaurant of many.
Join Margot and 20 guests to celebrate the midsummer solstice with mountain hiking, fishing, foraging, crafts and cooking.
Wildlife and fishing guide Oliver Rampley, illustrator and spoon carver Lee John Phillips, chef and host Val and drinks wizard Nick complete the line up.
JAMES LOWE OF LYLE’S – 15-19th Sept
In September we start to see whispy, shimmering *nordlys* above us. Below, the mosses are bubbling with mushrooms while the seas are bountiful with fish. Charcoal fires will be lit for lavish dinners while the kitchen will be preparing ferments and pickles to tide us through winter. Who better to join us at this time of year than James Lowe?
James opened Lyle’s in London in April 2014. His food is British, produce-led and driven by a common sense philosophy. He draws inspiration from a network of farmers and fishermen that he has been working with over the last twelve years. His desire is to show people, both at home and abroad, what’s possible with British ingredients through his fresh approach.
Lyle’s won a Michelin star 18 months after opening, and has featured consistently in the World’s 50 Best since 2017, this year ranked no33, the UK’s second highest restaurant. It’s a huge privilege for James to join us and we can’t wait to have him with us in the kitchen.
James is joined by gentle-giant-blacksmith Alex Pole and wonderful photographer Ros ‘Her Dark Materials’ Atkinson who will run workshops and of course Valentine and Nick.
RICHARD CORRIGAN – 22-26th Sept
Richard is undoubtedly one of the most established and well-known Irish chefs. He has opened numerous restaurants, gained Michelin stars, written two cookbooks, cooked for the Queen and Barack Obama, and featured regularly on radio and TV. Richard runs Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Corrigan’s Mayfair and Daffodil Mulligan in London as well as Virginia Park Lodge in Co. Cavan, Ireland.
A farmer’s son, he is a vehement supporter of British and Irish produce and small independent suppliers. He’s also well known for his generous hospitality and he’s great fun to be around.
Given that Lofoten is governed by the weather it might be unwise to say Richard will cook up a storm but with the autumn smells beckoning, the trees turning in colour, the grouse and hares soon to turn white, he will no doubt turn all ingredients into a seasonal carousel of *magi*.
Join Richard for our 2022 finale with blacksmith Alex Pole, photographer Ros ‘Her Dark Materials’ Atkinson and of course our favourite duo Valentine and Nick.