Wunderkind chef Adam Handling is set to open Ugly Butterfly, a sustainable, zero-waste restaurant, Champagne bar and sustainability conversation hub on the King’s Road on Wednesday November 13, 2019.
The project aims to demonstrate that zero-waste can be luxurious and delicious by creating something beautiful from ingredients that are usually thrown out. All dishes will be made from the parts of ingredients that are usually discarded as waste, most of which will come from Adam Handling Chelsea, with an emphasis on the four most-wasted foods: bread, milk, eggs and bananas. Sounds delicious so far.
The menu will include daring dishes created by Handling and his team at Adam Handling Chelsea, his eponymous restaurant inside the Belmond Cadogan Hotel on Sloane Street. Expect interesting dishes such as deboned crispy fried chicken feet with caviar; Handling’s iconic cheese doughnuts, made with left-overs from the cheeseboard at Adam Handling Chelsea; banana bread and chicken butter; lobster shell soup; broccoli stalk Caesar salad; retired dairy cow tartare; and reformed doughnuts made with leftover bread.