Published to celebrate Skye Gyngell's groundbreaking new restaurant in the heart of London, Spring presents a collection of mouthwatering original recipes from the new restaurant's menu - beautiful breads and pasta dishes, exquisite seafood and meat dishes, colourful salads and vegetables, enticing ice cream and desserts, original preserves and refreshing non-alcoholic drinks. Crab salad with chilli, pumpkin, curry leaves and lime, Pappardalle with oxtail ragu, Guinea fowl with faro and parsley, Kimchi and Warm chocolate and espresso puddings are just a few of the delectable recipes on offer.
But Spring is much more than a collection of new recipes from this talented chef. It also provides a fascinating insight into the creation of the restaurant itself, from Skye's first visit to the space at Somerset House, through the design and development of the site to the opening of the restaurant. She describes how the menu evolved, from the early days testing recipes in her kitchen at home to the opening in October 2014. She also reveals details about the other aspects that give the restaurant its unique character: the decor, art, staff uniforms, table settings etc.
Beautifully illustrated throughout with Andy Sewell's evocative photographs, which capture the essence of Skye's inspirational food as well as the dazzling atmosphere of the restaurant, Spring is set to become a classic.