Anna Tobias & P Franco

Anna Tobias & P Franco

We are very pleased to welcome Anna Tobias & the P Franco team to the Wright's kitchen. Anna has a prestigious CV, previously cooking at the River Cafe, Blueprint Cafe with Jeremy Lee and was for a spell head chef at Margot Henderson's Rochelle Canteen in London, long one of our favourite places to eat. Like us Anna is a lover of cookery writers Elizabeth David, Jane Grigson, and Simon Hopkinson and wants “to create simple and good European food giving a nod to some of the great, traditional and sometimes forgotten or under-appreciated dishes.”  Anna will be collaborating with Maryann for this menu, which we will announce soon. 

Currently Anna is manning the stoves at P Franco (voted the best restaurant in London 2017 by Eater), It's long been one of our favourite places for a glass of delicious wine and something to eat so we feel very privileged that they are coming to Llanarthne, previous pop-ups being in Singapore, Paris & Tokyo. Joining Anna will be Canadian Jesse Oberman, formerly of Terroirs and now one of P Franco's main wine-slingers. Jesse has a breadth of knowledge and deep love for fermented grape juice and will be delving deep into our cellar, choosing an extended list of wines by the glass and bottles exclusively for this evening.

7pm start. £40 for a 5 course menu. 

Olia Hercules

Olia Hercules

Sunday February 17th. Olia Hercules 

For our second February Wright's Night we welcome Olia Hercules!

Olia Hercules was born in the south of Ukraine in 1984. She left her home town Kakhovka at the age of twelve, when she moved to Cyprus.After finishing school, she moved to the UK where she studied Italian language and International Relations at the University of Warwick. After spending a year in Italy, Olia settled in London, pursuing a journalistic career after completing her Master’s degree.

Following the financial crisis of 2008, Olia decided to quit her job as a film business reporter to pursue her dream to cook for a living.

She trained at the renowned Leiths School of Food and Wine and then worked as a chef de partie in restaurants, including Ottolenghi, and as a recipe developer before landing a book deal for Mamushka, a cookbook that celebrates her family recipes, from Ukraine and Moldova to Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. Mamushka has won the prestigious Fortnum and Mason Award for best debut cookbook 2016.It has been translated into five languages, and to date has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.

Her second cookbook is called Kaukasis: a culinary journey through Georgia, Azerbaijan and beyond. It was published on August 10th in the UK and Australia and in October 2017 in the US, Canada, Germany and Poland.

She is currently working on her third cookbook, Summer Kitchen, with Bloomsbury. It will be published in spring 2020. Olia lives in London with her son Sasha and husband Joe, writing, cooking and feeding her unceasing curiosity by researching food culture and culinary traditions of countries less explored.

We are very pleased to have Olia here cooking a seasonal menu inspired by her heritage and travels.

7pm start. £40 including 5 courses