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Looking for some foodie inspiration? We’ve got you covered. From our newest Chef, Grant Clark, heading up The Corner Restaurant on 2, to delicious small-batch cocktails courtesy of our latest exclusive brand Buveur, there’s something to tickle everyone’s taste buds. 

Meet our new Head Chef at The Corner Restaurant

Grant Clark, formerly of renowned New York eateries Hearth and The Breslin, is now running the kitchen at The Corner Restaurant (located in Womens Designer Galleries on 2 at Selfridges London). Here, we talk to him about his love of food and the inspiration behind his brand-new menu – a seasonal offering of small plates made for sharing, from arancini balls to burrata salad and sherry vinegar-cooked chicken.

When did your love of cooking begin?

Really young, when I was about six years old. I used to cook eggs for myself and add ingredients to really zhoosh it up. I loved eating delicious food. My mum, dad and I had this Friday-night tradition of going to a restaurant; it was a special occasion we all looked forward to. We went for Mexican, Thai, Indian – there was no chicken fingers and ketchup. Eating out was a big influence for me.

What inspires you when you cook new dishes?

Seasonality above anything else and different cooking techniques – I love grilling in the summer, and braising and stewing in the winter.

Why is it important to cook seasonally?

To get produce at the peak of its quality. You’re not going to want a strawberry in January, and a butternut squash in July will be mealy and starchy – it’s a no-brainer to me really.

What’s your favourite dish from the new menu?

The Creedy Carver chicken, cooked in sherry vinegar, with grilled Tropea onions and Romesco sauce. It’s really acidic and in your face. The Romesco sauce is spicy, the onions are really sweet and the sherry-vinegar glaze tastes almost like barbecue sauce – it’s really moist and has a great combination of flavours.

When did your love of cooking begin?

Really young, when I was about six years old. I used to cook eggs for myself and add ingredients to really zhoosh it up. I loved eating delicious food. My mum, dad and I had this Friday-night tradition of going to a restaurant; it was a special occasion we all looked forward to. We went for Mexican, Thai, Indian – there was no chicken fingers and ketchup. Eating out was a big influence for me.

What inspires you when you cook new dishes?

Seasonality above anything else and different cooking techniques – I love grilling in the summer, and braising and stewing in the winter.

Why is it important to cook seasonally?

To get produce at the peak of its quality. You’re not going to want a strawberry in January, and a butternut squash in July will be mealy and starchy – it’s a no-brainer to me really.

What’s your favourite dish from the new menu?

The Creedy Carver chicken, cooked in sherry vinegar, with grilled Tropea onions and Romesco sauce. It’s really acidic and in your face. The Romesco sauce is spicy, the onions are really sweet and the sherry-vinegar glaze tastes almost like barbecue sauce – it’s really moist and has a great combination of flavours.

For cocktail enthusiasts 

Calling all aspiring mixologists: launching exclusively with Selfridges, Buveur’s handmade, small-batch cocktails in ready-to-drink bottles are some of the best around. Perfect for when you want to spend more time with your guests, rather than with the cocktail shaker – or if you fancy a delicious cocktail on the plane (they’re the perfect size for hand-luggage restrictions) – just pour over ice and start sipping. Plus, the London-based cocktail enthusiasts use only British ingredients and the range is 100% vegan, too: try the incredibly smooth White Russian, made with almond cream and dark chocolate bitters. Cheers to that!

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It’s here! Our brand-new health and wellbeing edit 

Supplements, protein powders, superfoods, health boosters: we’ve launched a brand-new, healthy-eating edit to make it even easier to cater to your nutritional needs. Whether you’re looking to promote brain power (aren’t we all?) or enhance your complexion, we’ve got just the things to help you feel reinvigorated. Our top picks? Ancient + Brave’s monthly collagen bundles for better body and mind, and the nutrient, vitamin and mineral-rich whey from Free Soul. Bring on a new, healthier you.

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Discover our favourite wines this month

Selfridges Selection Malbec

This mid-weight Malbec is the perfect match for grilled meats and game bird dishes. 

 

Selfridges Selection Sancerre

For an absolutely classic combination, pair with oysters, shell fish, smoked salmon and goat's cheese. 

Mac Forbes Rosé

Delicious on its own or paired with charcuterie, hard cheeses and crisp summer fruits and berries.