Hot 4 U scores permanent residency in Hackney

By James McAllister

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Hot 4 U scores permanent residency in Hackney Eddy Tejada ex-St John and Silo and Matthew Scott ex-Head Chef of Cub

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Sustainably-minded kitchen concept Hot 4 U has secured its first permanent residency, taking over the stoves at at The Plough in London's Hackney.

Launched earlier this year in the midst of the first national lockdown, Hot 4 U is brainchild of former Cub head chef Matthew Scott and ex St John and Silo chef Eddy Tejada and initially operated as a delivery-only concept that offered a weekly changing, five-course set menu of 'playful' dishes that drew from a range of global inspirations and focused on nose-to-tail eating.

The concept is described as being a reflection of Scott and Tejada's passion for sustainability and high-grade produce, combined with a casual and accessible approach.

Hot 4 U at The Plough will showcase the two chef's distinctive, irreverent style, serving an 'ever-changing' menu between Tuesdays and Saturdays with a separate roast offering on Sundays.

Example dishes set to feature on the weekday menu include oysters with green glitter sabayon; chicken offal skewer with smoked mayonnaise; grilled salsify with romesco sauce and aged cheese; and a sharing plate of halibut head with preserved lemon and pepperdulse tapenade.

A three-course à la carte menu will be served on Sundays with starters of duck rillettes with bread and pickles, and crispy sprouts with stracciatella and sumac; mains of garlic butter chicken supreme, porchetta, aged beef sirloin, or hay-aged celeriac loin, all served with roast trimmings and gravy; and desserts of panettone tiramisu, and buttermilk pannacotta with mulled pears.

Scott and Tejada describe their new spot at The Plough as being 'the start of a whole new journey for Hot 4 U', with much more planned for the future including barbecues and basement karaoke parties.

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