An exclusive masterclass with the award-winning chef Jun TanakaHomeware design store West Elm has teamed up with Fitzrovia restaurant The Ninth to offer aspiring foodies the chance to cook with celebrated chef Jun Tanaka through a series of masterclasses, where they will learn elegantly simple recipes that are quick to prepare but guaranteed to impress friends and family.
Hosted at the Tottenham Court Road branch of West Elm in May, June and July, masterclass attendees will be taken on a culinary journey with Jun creating some of his favourite home recipes, including sea bass carpaccio with salsa verde, showcasing the best seasonal produce found on Britain’s doorstep and using West Elm’s array of unique, high quality kitchenware.
After an introduction to the ingredients and equipment involved, Jun will guide guests through his hand-picked simple, fresh and vibrant recipes, step-by-step. Once prepared, guests will be invited to tuck in and enjoy their handmade dishes in the comfort of West Elm’s studio space and broadcast their creations via Instagram and other social platforms. Attendees can then leave the cookery class happy with the knowledge and skillset ready to recreate the recipes at home.
With over 20 years of experience working in London’s top and a regular face on cookery-based television shows in both the UK and US, Jun recently opened his first solo destination dining spot, The Ninth. This new venture offers relaxed neighbourhood dining at its finest, where simple yet refined French-Mediterranean sharing plates are married with casual, friendly service and an approachable wine list.
- Broad beans, Jersey Royals, pecorino and mint vinaigrette
- English asparagus, broccoli and white miso dressing
- Burrata with marinated tomatoes and basil
- Sea bass carpaccio with salsa verde
- Scallop ceviche
- Watermelon, tomato, olive and feta
- Summer tabbouleh
- Fennel and radish with basil vinaigrette
Start time: 10:30am. All attendees will be provided with fresh ingredients, an apron and the West Elm utensils and crockery required. They will also receive a signed copy of Jun’s Simple To Sensational cookbook, worth £15, to take home.