Top chef Cumberbatch cooks carnival

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Anthony Cumberbatch

Anthony Cumberbatch, twice named Best Caribbean Chef In The UK and born in Dulwich, will be back in South London to cook a one-off Carnival Dreams menu at Herne Hill’s Park’s Edge on Saturday (29 August).

Cumberbatch, 52, says he wants to buck a trend he sees for “flat Caribbean cuisine,” and showcase its fine dining potential.

Raised in Barbados, he is a Michelin-trained head chef with more than 28 years’ experience. 

His carnival menu is designed to put his ideas into practice.

It starts with soursop granita, followed by sharing plates including starters of black-eyed pea fritter and okra balls, tequila and beet wild salmon and jerk chicken wings on plantain hash.

Main courses include escovitch fish with pickled baby veg and pressed jerk pork with apple and scotch bonnet jam, plus curry goat Michelin-style.

“No Carnival is like missing Christmas for me” says Cumberbatch. “It’s a time for people to let go and enjoy themselves, with great food and drink, People might not be doing that in West London this year but they will be in South London.”

Full menu and table enquiries via email: Tickets are £47.50 per head. 

Park’s Edge Bar & Kitchen, 49 – 51 Norwood Road, SE24 9AA
020 8671 0306