Guest Chef Series

With 4 years of incredible chefs now under our belt, we’re rapidly becoming a very special location for some very special food.

About The Guest Chef Series

From Masterchef competitors, to Great British Menu winners, we've had an incredible array of talent through our doors recently. Whether or not you're set on always keeping on trend with the latest food scene, our Guest Chef Series allows you to push the boundaries of your palette, for a morsel of the usual cost.

WHERE IT ALL STARTED

Launching in 2017 with Billy and Jack, of MasterChef fame, our Guest Chef series has gone from strength to strength. With food being at the epicentre of most people’s holidays, we know that it’s important to get it right. We now have the capacity to entertain up to 15 different Guest Chefs per year. We aim to have different styles of chefs from different backgrounds in order to provide a unique experience with each event. The Peligoni Club is lucky enough to be able to facilitate almost all styles of cooking and therefore replicate some of the finest food that these chefs have to offer, right in the heart of our tucked away slice of paradise.

HOW IT ALL WORKS

There are two events that each Guest Chef will do – both being very different and we encourage you to test out both. Typically, the first will be a feast. The idea is to muck in, meet those like-minded around you and indulge in everything that’s put in front of you, be it edible or drinkable. The second event is usually a little smaller, ranging from a masterclass environment to a more fine dining evening, with everything in between. These evenings are designed to get you eating and drinking some of the finest produce that the island has to offer.

Olivia Burt

Twice Masterchef: The Professionals Finalist, Olivia Burt is a young chef with an impressive range of skills creating polished, refined dishes in some of London's top kitchens.

This Guest Chef Series is open to guests joining us at the club from 5th - 12th June 2021.

Tuesday 8th June – An Ode To Local

Olivia has produced a fantastic menu, that outlines all that is wonderful about Greece. A rising star in British cooking, this is the perfect opportunity for you to taste Olivia’s food in an extraordinary setting.

Fig Leaf Gin & Tonic

Toasted Bulgur Wheat, Fresh Herb Pesto, Summer Peaches
Grilled Baby Lettuce, Marinated Garlic, Sourdough
Torched Heritage Tomatoes, Buratta, Pressed Olives

BBQ Prawns, Roasted Prawn Oil, Orzo
Oven Baked Lamb Tacos
Day Boat Flamed Bream, Smoked Oil 

Smoked Peaches, Camomile Meringue, Toasted Oats

Friday 11th June – An Evening With Olivia Burt

A more intimate opportunity to see exactly what it is Olivia is capable of. There’s good reason she’s a two-time Masterchef finalist, we’re giving you the chance to experience her food first-hand.

Blood Orange French 75

Village Tomatoes, Goats Curds, Garlic 

Ceviche, Citrus, Pickled Onions 

Grains of the Island, Lamb Loin 

Camomile Meringues, Fermented Strawberries, Verbena

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Please Note All Menus And Dates Are Subject To Change

Elizabeth Haigh

Elizabeth was the founding Head Chef at Pidgin in East London where she guided the popular neighbourhood restaurant to a Michelin star in barely a year.

Fusing her Singaporean and British background, Haigh creates a fine-dining experience with a special passion for wood-fire cooking.

Elizabeth will be hosting a Singaporean Feast on 15th June and Cooking Demonstration and Lunch on 18th June.

Tuesday 15th June – Singaporean Feast

Transporting you East for a night of fine dining and wood-fired fusion.

Calamansi Lime Mojito

Marinated Seabass Ceviche, Fennel, Blood Orange, Yuzu Kosho Salad

Asian Beef Tartare on Beef Dripping Soldiers, Salad, Belper Knole Cheese
Fried Carrot Cake with Feta & Peas

Singaporean BBQ Feast
BBQ Satays: Lamb with Peanut Sauce & Cucumber
BBQ Sea Bream Wrapped in Banana Leaves Calamansi Limes & Sambal Chilli Sauce
Achar Pickles (Mixed Pickled Vegetables)
BBQ Aubergine with Miso Dressing & BBQ Baked Spiced Tofu

Teh Tarik Ice Cream, Pork Fat Pastry, Roasted Peaches

Friday 18th June – Cooking Demonstration and Lunch

Explore different Singaporean dishes in tandem with Liz and her chef then enjoy lunch and your creations afterwards.

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Please Note All Menus And Dates Are Subject To Change

Neil Rankin

Neil joined us for The House Party in 2019 and is now making a welcome return as part of our Guest Chef Series. A smoking success in all things BBQ, the Chef and owner of Soho's Temper and Symplicity Foods, Neil is bringing some flaming great food to the club.

Neil will be hosting a Dinner Party Takeover on 22nd June and a Cooking Demonstration and Lunch on 25th June.

Tuesday 22nd June – Dinner Party Takeover

Join us for an unforgettable evening of open-fire cooking all shared down long tables, an evening of pure indulgence, washed down with a margarita or three.

Margarita Bar

Flat Bread
Burnt Tomato
Chermoula Yoghurt
Mint

BBQ Red Mullet
Pistachio Butter Mash
Cuttlefish Vongole
Belly of Lamb
Grilled Seasonal Salad

Kouign Amann
Honey
Graviera

Friday 25th June – Cooking Demonstration & Lunch

Learn from the best as Neil returns to the grill to show you what he’s spent years mastering.

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Please Note All Menus And Dates Are Subject To Change

Lee Westcott

Growing up in Hertfordshire, Westcott was drawn to the kitchen at the age of 16 and shortly after learning the ropes as a young chef, began working for the Galvin brothers in London.

Over the years, Westcott has traveled the globe taking his incredible skills to locations including Denmark, New York, Hong Kong and London.

Lee will be hosting a Dinner Party Takeover on 29th June and a Fine Dining Taster Menu on 2nd July.

Tuesday 29th June – Dinner Party Takeover

Focusing on what the island has to offer, Lee’s taking an ecological approach to his evening to showcase what local produce can really do.

Negroni – Gin, Campari & Sweet Vermouth

Tomato, Olives, Manouri Cheese, Courgette & Wild Oregano
Barbecued Octopus, Capers, Parsley & Lemon
Raw Tuna, Ginger, Local Coastal Herbs & Puffed Pearl Barley
Cured Sea Bass, Pickled Cucumber, Wild Camomile & Radish

Slow Wood-Fired Shoulder of Lamb
Grilled Courgettes, Olive Oil, Local Mint & Lemon
Smoked Potatoes, Garlic & Spinach
Mint Chimichurri Sauce

Strawberries, Sichuan Pepper, Greek Yoghurt & Rapeseed Oil

Friday 2nd July – Fine Dining Taster Menu

Again, focusing on the island’s local produce, Lee’s setting the bar a little higher with a fantastic fine dining experience.

Braised Pigs Head & Smoked Apple

Tomatoes, Camomile, Cherry & Ricotta

Grilled Mackerel, Plum & Coastal Herbs

Lamb, Peas, Black Garlic & Sorrel

Greek Yogurt, Apple & Dill

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Please Note All Menus And Dates Are Subject To Change

Tim Siadatan

Tim was one of the first people to be selected to join Jamie Oliver’s restaurant as part of his Fifteen scheme back in 2002. After many years earning respect in kitchens both in the UK and Australia, Tim opened his traditional Italian restaurant, Trullo, to critical acclaim in 2010.

Tim will be hosting A Night From Italy on 6th July and a Pasta Cooking Demonstration and Lunch on 8th July.

Tuesday 6th July – A Night From Italy

Find yourself dreaming of the classic Tuscan trattoria as you’re transported through Italy with Tim’s food.

Sbagliato – Campari, Sweet Vermouth & Prosecco

Chilled Almond Soup with Charentais Melon

Burrata with Figs & Basil
Sea Bass Carpaccio with Orange, Fennel & Chilli Dressing
Tomato with Anchovies & Wild Oregano

Grilled Marinated Lamb Leg
Roast Aubergine, Mint & Almond
Tuscan Potatoes
Grilled Peppers & Marjoram
Herb Salad or Marinated Rainbow Chard
Aioli

Grilled White Peaches & Amaretto with Vanilla Mascarpone

Thursday 8th July – Pasta Cooking Demonstration & Lunch

There’s a reason Tim is as highly regarded as he is, and a lot of it comes down to what you will learn here. Taste it afterwards to prove yourself right.

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Please Note All Menus And Dates Are Subject To Change

Gladwin Brothers

Co-owners of flagship restaurant The Shed in Notting Hill, Rabbit of Chelsea, Nutbourne of Battersea, and most recently Sussex of Soho, the duo of brothers are bringing their farm-to-table food to Peligoni.

The Gladwin Brothers will be hosting An Evening With Oliver Gladwin on 7th September and a Butchery Masterclass on 10th September.

Tuesday 7th September – An Evening With Oliver Gladwin

An evening with Oliver and Richard bringing a bit of Britain to our Greek paradise.

Mushroom Marmite Eclairs
Beef Tartar, Capers, Cheddar Sable, Oregano
Black Cucumber, Lemon Sour Cream, Fish Eggs
Raw Tuna, White Balsamic Pearls
Salt-Water Sourdough Flat Breads

Red Pepper & Wet Almond Romesco
Grappa Cured Sardines, Sorrel Split Dressing
Fresh Curds, Halloumi, Pulled Figs
Stone Seared Prawns, Seaweed Salt
Vine Leaves, Stuffed with Orzo

Spring Onions, Butterbeans, Yoghurt & Seeds
Smokey Aubergine, Pomegranate Salad
Lobster wrapped in Fig Leaves
BBQ Red Mullet
Charred Octopus

Honeycomb Crunchy
Greek Rose Water Custard Tart, Pistachios
Fig Smashed Plates

Friday 10th September – Butchery Masterclass

Guests can expect an interactive masterclass in butchery with Oliver chatting us through his sustainable and seasonal philosophy of what grows together, goes together.

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Please Note All Menus And Dates Are Subject To Change

Previous Guest Chefs

Different faces, different brands, different restaurants and different pop-ups. We've worked with them all.

  • Alexandra Dudley
  • Billy & Jack
  • Dan Graham
  • DJ BBQ
  • Ellis Barrie
  • Gill Meller
  • Gizzi Erskine
  • Homeslice Pizza
  • Hunter Gather Cook
  • Jackson Boxer
  • Mark Jarvis
  • Neil Rankin
  • Nina Parker
  • Ollie Templeton
  • Romy Gill MBE
  • The Bell at Langford
  • The Hampstead Kitchen

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