Some people know that during and after my time at Leiths I’ve been in a lot of Michelin kitchens to do stages, for personal and professional interest. One of these was the two Michelin-starred The Square in Mayfair.
Of all the restaurant kitchens I’ve been in, it was most like what I had imagined a kitchen to be like. It was very classically French – split into fish, meats and sauces, larder, veg and garnish and of course pastry. It was also the first time that I saw a whole tuna, almonds still in their green shells and soufflés that hold their own (seriously, it’s impressive stuff).
So it was with great pleasure and honour that I was asked to pose some questions to the chef as part of the promotion for his new book The Square: Savoury.
Here’s Phil Howard on pasta: