Arnold & Henderson News

We’ve had a great few months at Arnold & Henderson, from Milan with our residence at Salone with Kvadrat X Raf Simons, to welcoming The Wing to London in our Brandon & Nash rooms at the ICA. Wedding season is in full swing and we’re loving working with brilliant collaborators from flowers from The Tuk Tuk Flower Studio, Scarlet & Violet and 6up Productions to sounds from Project Audio. Things move swiftly though and there’s already an utterance of Christmas in the air which is a daunting prospect… we’re only just revelling in the start of gooseberry season! 
A glorious country wedding last weekend in Gloucestershire, do get in touch if you’re after a tailored wedding or event. 
Our dinner as part of ’No Man’s Land’ - Kvdrat X Raf Simons’ installation at Salone in Milan back in April.

ROCHELLE CANTEEN NEWS 

Rochelle Canteen, Arnold Circus   Every Summer, the garden at our Shoreditch restaurant buzzes as we welcome guests to bask in London’s temporary heatwave. This week’s menu highlights included Chilled Cucumber & Lovage Soup, Rabbit with Red Peppers & Black Olives, Crab (of course!), Neapolitan ice cream terrine, and strawberry jelly and cream. Rochelle Canteen at The ICA, The Mall   We are delighted to have welcomed a permanent installation by celebrated artist Rirkrit Tiravanija which takes the form of a sake bar - untitled 2019 (the form of the flower is unknown to the seed). Visitors to our bar can immerse themselves in the installation which is fully open every Friday evening and sakes are available from the main bar to take in every night. The menu features sake by the glass, carafe or bottle alongside bar snacks of Aubergine, Mapo and Tofu, Chicken Yakitori and Miso Soup. 
Whole Dorset Crab - great!
Rirkrit Tiravanija’s installation at Rochelle at the ICA, also available for private hire. 

TEAM NEWS

We are very proud to have been ranked within the top 100 in the National Restaurant Awards 2019 alongside such esteemed restaurants from across the UK. We were also so chuffed to be shortlisted for Restaurateur of the Year - a huge congratulations to the Kitchins up in Edinburgh who took the gong.  We are bidding a massive farewell to Alethea Palmer, our GM at Rochelle Canteen and Arnold & Henderson for 8 years, including overseeing preparations for Rochelle ICA. Alethea is heading off on an adventure to Scotland to run Kinneuchar Inn in Fife with partner (and ex Rochelle Head Chef for many years) James Ferguson - we can’t wait to visit!  At the same time, our very own Georgia Hutcheon from Rochelle ICA has been appointed new Managing Director over both restaurants and Arnold & Henderson events. You may have seen her face at events, but we’ve asked her a couple of questions so you can get to know her a bit better below.  We hope to see you for a glass of rosé on the terrace, sake at the ICA or in a marquee somewhere soon this Summer. Margot and Melanie  Co-Founders of Arnold & Henderson and Rochelle Canteen and Rochelle at The ICA Ps. We are currently on the look out for a talented Chef to join our team at Rochelle ICA, please get in touch with maddi@arnoldandhenderson.com if you're interested.  
Behind every strong woman is another strong woman, Margot and Melanie at the National Restaurant Awards 2019.
Say hello to our new Managing Director, Georgia.
Q: What made you want to join Arnold & Henderson? A: Well, a huge factor was definitely that it’s a female founded and led company, another, its general aesthetic of simplicity and elegance, this isn’t something you find often and I think it’s what keeps us unique.  I also think that filters through everything, including evolving, and coming to the ICA was an example of that; sticking close to the root of Arnold & Henderson and changing where needed, gently. Q: What's the most exciting part of your job? A: The most exciting part has to be the diversity of the people you meet,  whether it be regulars in the restaurants or clients across events. On the events side it’s ever changing, new people, new venues, new fields and tents.  A highlight of this year so far was taking Rochelle Canteen to Salone in Milan;  we took a team out there and got to work with some incredible people in an amazing space. Q: What's your favourite food? A: Any whole baked fish would have to be my favourite, that said, a guilty pleasure has to be our chocolate biscuits, I could never pass one up at the bar!