Carl Clarke, the talented chef behind the God save the Clam and Rock Lobsta pop-up experiences has exclusively revealed to Hot Dinners a 6 month residency at The Rising Sun pub in St. Paul's due to start next month.
Working with long-term collaborator Glyn Gordon (ex L'Enclume and Roganic), Clarke will serve 'upmarket British fare' Monday to Saturday, both lunch and dinner services.
Split between a first floor dining room and downstairs bar, the upstairs restaurant will feature a short menu focused on simplicity. Rare breed meats and day boat fish cooked over wood and charcoal will be supported by wild and foraged greens. Dishes such as Saddleback lardo, black treacle & buttermilk and Cornish bream with kale & Marmite turnips are indicative of Clarke’s signature style which majors on seasonal and well sourced British ingredients. "I’m keen to do justice to the core ingredients, allowing flavours to speak for themselves with the least amount of meddling." Clarke told Hot Dinners.
At the pub bar downstairs, punters will find a repertoire of Clarke’s ‘trash food’ creations. These include the French dipped burger from his recent ‘Burger Monday’ event, fried chicken wrapped in pigskin and lobster corn dog from this summer’s ‘God Save the Clam’ pop-up.
No stranger to collaboration, Clarke will also be inviting top chefs to take the reins for unique dinner services.
A short and focused wine list has been put together by experienced sommelier and Hot Dinners writer, Zeren Wilson. The list starts at £17 and consists of four reds, four whites, an English Sparking Wine and grower Champagne.
Artist and lighting designer Alex Randall and London salvage company Lassco have been brought in to help create a fun, punk-inspired atmosphere which is core to each of Clarke’s projects.
Clarke who often goes under the moniker ‘Disco Bistro’ was a virtual unknown when he swept to popularity last year taking out first place at the inaugural Tweat Up Chili Stand-off (a title he will defend at this years event). Since then he has co-hosted the popular English Launderette and God save the Clam events, held collaborative dinners with Victoria Stewart and Daniel Young while also working the stoves at Gizzi Erskine's recent K-Town pop-up.
- Saddleback lardo, black treacle & buttermilk
- 50 day aged Dexter & smokes stuffed bone marrow
- Roe Deer & raspberry stout pudding, spiced pumpkin and pickled elder
- Rosehip jelly & brown bread custard
- Wild sea trout cooked over wood, crispy onions, lime & lavender vinegar
- Crispy lamb breast with sheep’s curd dumplings, black peas & cucumber broth
- Cornish bream with kale and Marmite turnips
- Cheddar and rye doughnuts with quince ketchup
Disco Bistro at The Rising Sun will open on November 19 at The Rising Sun pub, 61 Carter Lane, London.