Champagne bar and informal restaurant, Ugly Butterfly, shall be opened by Adam Hardling as he seeks to demonstrate the ability to deliver luxurious cuisine within the context of zero waste.
The menu itself shall provide a variety of small plates and snacks, predominantly brought to fruition through utilising often discarded ingredients, of which a large number shall be sourced from Handling's own restaurant at Belmond Cadogan Hotel. Dishes already eagerly anticipated include cheese doughnuts, lobster shell soup and crispy fried chicken feet with caviar.
Handling said: "This is such an exciting collaboration. Across my restaurants and bars we have a strong commitment to achieving zero waste and in setting up Ugly Butterfly, we can help to move the sustainability agenda forward even further by bringing together the pioneers in sustainable food and drink, fashion, business, furnishings, technology, arts and crafts and giving them a home for some really interesting discussions. We want everyone to be able to drop in for some really tasty food, and delicious Champagne, and to contribute to building awareness of how we can live our lives, every day, on a more sustainable basis."
With an opening of November 13th, there is not long to wait until the doors of Ugly Butterfly are thrown open, whereupon guests will be able to appreciate the collaboration with the Felix Project charity; focused upon the distribution of surplus foodstuff from the industry to those in need, with 2.5% of the restaurant's profits donated to the charity itself.