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April 1, 2016

We’re going for a world record

After months of planning, La Belle Assiette and British chef Gordon Norris are going for a world record.

Rupert & Louisa

La Belle Assiette’s private chefs have been serving diners for 3 years now, creating unforgettable experiences that will be cherished forever. We are constantly pushing our chefs to create exciting menus that push the limits of home kitchens. Today we are announcing that one of our chefs is taking on the biggest challenge yet.

Back in January, we had a team meeting to decide how we wanted to celebrate 3 successful years. Chef Fabrice Bloch had recently created and served a famous 7 course menu… this inspired us to break a world record for the longest tasting menu at home. It was of course Virginia Wold who famously proclaimed “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well”. 

We rang the Guinness World Records who informed us that the current record was held by restaurant in Hackney but we were determined to beat it. A record of this calibre would be a proud achievement and a great way to celebrate a third year of La Belle Assiette.

Step 1 was to find a chef, the choice was obvious, chef Gordon Norris. He specialises in serving large parties and was excited to work with us on this challenge. The premise is to entertain 6 guests for 24 hours, with no more than 30 minutes between dishes. A difficult feat to maintain, cooking for 24 hours non-stop, serving each dish and ensuring all the next steps were ready. A task that involved months of preparation and planning.

On Saturday 16th April, 6 eager guests will meet in a London apartment to take on the challenge. An official from the Guinness Book of World Records will be present to officiate. All the action will be live on Periscope and our social media channels.

The rules made by the Guinness Book of World Records
  • Each dish must be presented in equal portions to all 6 participants
  • At least 100g of food in each dish
  • No more than 30 minutes between each course will be tolerated
  • The 6 volunteers are permitted to leave the table for 10 minutes in each hour

Here’s what we’re expecting

  • 4 days of preparation
  • 24 dishes
  • 34 menu items
  • 24 hours sat around the table
  • 1 chef, 1 helper and 6 diners
  • 100+ kitchen hours
  • 144 plates
  • 1 world record

Stay tuned to find out more!

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