James and Sandia are very honored to invite some trans-Atlantic friends over from NYC this August for Kitchen Table guests to sample the very best in American fine dining.

On Tuesday 23rd August and Wednesday 24th August, Chef James Knappett and Chef Jonathan Benno and his celebrated Pastry Chef, Richard Capizzi from Lincoln Ristorante in New York will be creating a Michelin starred tasting menu that even mentor, Thomas Keller would not want to miss out on this August.

Described by Vice as “One of New York’s most important fine dining players and an established force in American cuisine in his own right”. Benno is currently Head Chef of the Lincoln Ristorante, a modern Italian restaurant in the heart of the Lincoln Centre, that sources the best local ingredients and prepares them with authentic Italian methods and spirit. His career has spanned two decades and the width of the USA. Having trained under the guidance of John Farnsworth and at the renowned Culinary Institute of America, before embarking on this solo project in 2010, Benno worked with Thomas Keller at The French Laundry in Napa Valley and at the legendary Per Se in New York.

Benno will also be bringing his distinguished Pastry Chef, Richard Capizzi over to join in all the fun. Capizzi learnt his trade as a pastry chef at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He has since gone on to work with world renowned chefs including Thomas Keller, Jean Louis Palladin and Pascal Brunstein with a career covering the US and France before joining Jonathan Benno at Per Se and later Lincoln Ristorante .In 2003 Capizzi won US Pastry Chef of the Year.

The team at Kitchen Table are incredibly excited to bring the old Per Se gang back together, for two nights only at Kitchen Table.

Both evenings will consist of one sitting at 7:00pm, tickets are priced at £150 per person for 12 courses, beverage and service not included. Regretfully, during our special events, we are not able to accommodate any dietary requirements.

To book a seat for this event, please email [email protected]

Please note to reserve a seat for this event we will require credit card details and a non-refundable deposit will be taken in advance.