She's the founder of the London Restaurant Festival as well as the city's best known restaurant critic, so it's particularly apt that Fay Maschler, and her sister Beth Coventry (chef at The Wells in Hampstead) should launch their own menu at The Cadogan Hotel on the opening day of the 2012 London Restaurant Festival.
Fay and Beth's menu is part of a series of dinners the Knightsbridge hotel has been running in conjunction with the Great Taste awards - one of the food industry's most respected accolades which highlights great British producers from across the UK.
Starters will include Great Taste Award Winning Charcuterie - potted wild boar, jamon Iberico de Bellota, saucisson, handmade sweet corned pork and sourdough miches or (if you're brave enough) Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with crisp parsnip curls, Marybelle crème fraiche and griddled Irish soda farl. Mains range from Rhug Lamb Tagine served with couscous and Belazu preserved lemon to Socca Pancakes with roasted root vegetables, spinach and a tomato sauce.
The dessert course sounds particularly good with dishes like Jolly Nice Gooseberry and Elderflower Ice Cream shortbread with rhubarb and ginger jam or Imperial China Chocolate Truffle Cake with cassis cream.
"My sister Beth and I created the menu," Fay told Hot Dinners. "We are not cooking. The chef at The Cadogan is Oliver Lesnik. And jolly good he is."
Fay and Beth's menu at The Cadogan starts on 1 October. One course is £18, two £23 or the full three courses are £28. The restaurant is open for lunch Tuesday to Saturday 12pm– 2.30pm and for dinner Tuesday to Saturday 6pm – 10pm. To book call 0800 023 5445.