Lee Skeet, former chef at Michelin-starred Hedone, is cooking at Stage 3 at Hackney Empire for a four-week residency in July 2015.
Following a very successful stint at Carousel, Marylebone in April, and then a sell-out three day pop-up in Brixton, this is Lee’s first solo venture. He is, however, not short on experience. Most recently working a senior position in the kitchen at Hedone, Lee has also put in the hours and sharpened his skills at restaurants Marcus Wareing and Tom Aikens – as sous chef of the latter -after beginning his career at Gordon Ramsey at Claridges.
Having grown up on the beaches of North Devon, fish and seafood is Lee’s first love, and it will be the focus of the menu at Stage 3. Fresh off the day boats of Devon and Cornwall early each morning, whisked up to London in time for dinner service that same day.
Guests at Stage 3 will enjoy a set four courses of cooking inspired by Lee’s roots in Devon and informed by his experience in London. Dishes strike a balance between classic and contemporary, with familiar ingredients carefully selected, perfectly handled, and presented in innovative combinations. It’s adventurous cookery, anchored in flavor.
The menu will reflect the best quality produce available that day.
This event runs Wednesday to Saturday evenings for four weeks, from July 8th to August 1st. Tickets are £38 and are available at Billetto (billetto.co.uk/en/users/lee-skeet).
If you manage to secure a table and your at the venue, do take the time to check out the art exhibition by Lee’s girlfriend, Emily Weaver!