|New guest chef residency at House of Wolf|
|Written by Laura Heywood|
|Thursday, 21 February 2013 16:55|
The fifth in a permanent series of guest chef residencies at Islington's House of Wolf has been announced, with David Ahern stepping into the role.
Having racked up experience in both chef and consultant roles at eateries such as The Ship, The Engineer and Bens Canteen, Ahearn has also worked as a demo chef for Maltby Street Market and hosted various pop-up dining experiences including Burger Breakout.
The two-month guest chef residency, which starts on February 26 and runs until April 27, will see Ahern serve up a five-course menu in the restaurant along with a selection of small dishes and snacks in the Music Hall bar, marking the launch of a bar food menu that will change with each guest chef.
In the main restaurant, diners can expect courses such as Quails Nest, a nest made from quail leg confit, spelt and herbs, with a warm devilled quails egg inside as well as beef cheek, wild mushrooms, horseradish puree, mustard mash and beef tendon puffs served with a black garlic jus.
The inaugural Music Hall bar menu will include small dishes and snacks (£3-£7) including pulled pork donuts with a BBQ glaze, oxtail sliders with smoked bone marrow mayonnaise and smoked horseradish salted cauliflower popcorn.
Ahearn is the driving force behind KaiWeCare, a dining experience bringing together over fifty chefs with eight Michelin stars and more than forty AA rosettes between them to produce a nine-course meal for two hundred guests, raising over £65,000 in one night for the New Zealand Red Cross in the wake of the Christchurch earthquake. He also recently launched a food kitchen for the homeless called Street Café, which feeds hot meals to 200 of London's homeless a week and will continue with food cooked in the kitchen at House of Wolf throughout his residency.
Located on Islington's Upper Street, House of Wolf is housed in a former Music Hall.