SESSIONS ARCHIVE

Sunday Sessions focus on working with driven and passionate people of the industry. A pair (food + drink) come together for one night, and make a slice of their vision for a restaurant come to life. 

If you or someone you know would like to put on a Sunday Session, please email eightysixlist@gmail.com

BLAIR HAMMOND & MATT OTTLEY

  • Brunswick House 30 Wandsworth Road London, SW8 2LG United Kingdom

Eighty Six List is excited to be hosting their last Sunday Session of the summer before taking a short break to recharge for an amazing line up in the autumn. After hosting Daniel Gibeon of Silo in March, we knew there was more talent to be found in Brighton, which is where Canadian born chef, Blair Hammond and London born bartender, Matt Ottley are working. Blair will be cooking up a menu that is a true reflection of his passion for the industry and one that highlights all he has learned over the years, whether that's his travels to Japan working with Shinobu Namae at L'effervecence, the zero waste approach at Silo or Momofuku in Toronto. Blair's partner in crime on this occasion is bartender, Matt Ottley, who has created a serious cocktail pairing for each one of Blair’s dishes. The two work together at The Salt Room and you can see they are truly ones to watch! 

"I'm all about attempting to surprise and excite people by creating new flavours through modern infusion techniques and unconventional garnishes. Blair and I sat down together and went through his menu to come up with some pairing flavours that would compliment his dishes through mixed drinks, which is my forté, as opposed to more conventional wine pairings normally offered with tasting menus.” - Matt Ottley

1. First Bite

-Scotch Fish Egg-

“Beer in a Bag”

2. To Share

-Shishito, Vanilla, Lime-

Bloody Mary / Green Tomato Gazpacho, Smoked Vodka, Spice

3. Sea

-Whitebait, Egg, Asaragus, Sunflower-

Gin Sour / Citrus, Sunflower Syrup, Gin, Egg White, Sea Salt

4.Land

-Lamb, Nettle, Corn, Miso-

Mojito / Corn Syrup, Lamb Fat, Mint, Miso

5.Sweet

-Rice & Milk-

Fizz / Citrus, Sugar, Sake, Soda, Nori

6.Farewell

-Passion Fruit, Mushroom-

Old Fashioned / Mushroom Tea, Passion Fruit