On Sunday 7th April, chef Henry Harris will be taking to the kitchen at Bouchon, Malmö in Sweden, joining owner and executive chef Dennis Gustafsson, for one night only. The dinner is particularly significant, as the pair have a longstanding relationship, with Dennis having worked under Henry at his critically acclaimed restaurant, Racine in Knightsbridge between 2002 and 2015.
The friendship Dennis and Henry formed, is a testament to the importance that Henry places on mentorship and young talent. Bouchon shares many similarities to Racine in its approach to offering a bourgeois style of cooking. Dennis embraces the philosophy and tradition of Lyon in his cooking, championing local ingredients combined with French delicacies, whilst also allowing his instinctive knowledge of the shifting seasons to inform the daily changing menu.
The exclusive menu will pay tribute to Racine and to the dishes the pair were cooking together nearly a decade ago. Highlights will include rabbit with mustard sauce and skate with leeks and cider sauce, whilst the meal will end with signature desserts like clafoutis.
Wine served on the evening has been carefully selected to pair with the flavours of dishes, and will feature a wide range from all over France.
Snapped up by Simon Hopkinson after graduating from Leiths, Henry Harris has had a remarkable career working at Bibendum as Sous Chef, before overseeing Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Restaurant, and acting as chef director of Soho House Group.
In 2002 he opened his first solo venture, the much-loved Racine in Knightsbridge, which he sold in 2015. 2018 saw Henry become chef director of Harcourt Inns, a portfolio of pubs with dining rooms which includes The Harcourt, Three Cranes, The Coach and The Hero of Maida.
Bouchon is a popular neighborhood bistro located in well-hidden side street, beside the town hall, in Malmö, Sweden. The wine list covers all regions of France and is well balanced between conventional, biodynamic, organic and natural wines. Many wines are served by the glass, so guests can explore the full range. There is also a good selection of alcohol-free beverages available, such as homemade ginger ale. Bouchon also has a small bar, from which a concise but expertly curated list of spirit-based drinks are available.
The 3-course menu is 495kr and available for booking on the Bouchon website from March 23.
Bouchon Address:Andréelundsvägen 5, 211 52 Malmö, Sweden