We are delighted to share that 161@home is back on Friday 24th April with a special guest chef: Jane Alty, the head chef and co-owner of The Begging Bowl – the acclaimed Thai street food restaurant in Bellenden Road, Peckham.

Originally from New Zealand, Jane has lived in London for 16 years, working alongside the city’s best chefs in top-name restaurants such as Bibendum, Galvin at Windows, Racine and the Michelin-starred Nahm.

While travelling through Asia, Jane became infatuated with Thailand and its exciting and exquisite food. She fell so in love with the local dishes that she immediately changed her career path to focus exclusively on this deeply complex and demanding cuisine. This is what led to her spending three-and-a half years at Nahm working under the internationally-acclaimed chef David Thompson and subsequently working with him in Bangkok for three months.

Jane’s ideas are now poured into her sophisticated yet accessible Thai dishes at The Begging Bowl where she works with English seasonal produce, obsessively making everything from scratch, while taking great care not to interfere with traditional techniques.

Spring Salad: Broad bean, pea, loquats, cashew nut, mint, coriander, red chilli dressing
(Vegan option: no fish sauce in the dressing)

BBQ Suffolk chicken leg, peanut, coconut red curry, pickles
Steamed Jasmine rice

BBQ Celeriac, peanut, coconut red curry, pickles
Steamed Jasmine rice
(Vegan, Vegetarian option)

Plus a choice between a bottle of red or white wine

The deal consists of 2 courses for 2 people including a bottle of wine for just £42. The menu will go live online at 10am on Friday 24 April. Be quick, as we only have a limited number of portions available!

ALL proceeds of the evening will be donated to @buythemacoffee_kch to support NHS staff at Kings College Hospital.

161 Food+Drink – Online Wine Shop
161 Kirkdale, London SE26 4QJ