Singapore-based Michelin-starred Chef to Host London Residency in June

Rishi Naleendra

Chef Rishi Naleendra of Michelin-starred Cheek By Jowl in Singapore is bringing his award-winning modern Australian food to London next month.

Rishi will be the guest chef at Carousel restaurant for a fortnight-long residency from June 12-23 and he will be presenting some of his signature dishes from Cheek by Jowl alongside dishes using seasonal British ingredients created especially for the pop-up.

Cheek by Jowl (a reference to the close working relationship of Rishi and his wife Manuela Toniolo) opened its doors in February 2016 with a menu that showcases modern Australian cuisine. Awarded a Michelin star just 18 months after opening, the restaurant is located in Singapore’s Telok Ayer CBD.

Born and raised in Sri Lanka, Rishi moved to Australia to study architecture but fell in love with cooking when he worked as a busboy in a café during his free time.

He then made the career switch and has since worked at some of the most renowned restaurants in Melbourne and Sydney such as Taxi Dining Room, Tetsuya’s and Yellow by Brent Savage.

Tickets for the Carousel residency will go on sale shortly at: http://carousel-london.com/whatson.html

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