DAISY AND MICHAEL HOPPEN
We have a bumper edition of our #InspiredBy interview this week, with the creative combo that is father and daughter Hoppen. Michael Hoppen is the celebrated gallerist, currently exhibiting at Frieze, and his incredible daughter Daisy is a respected fashion PR, responsible for pretty much every cool brand on the catwalk. We thought we’d have a three-way chat about what motivates them in the realms of hospitality...
What was one of the very first dishes you remember eating?
Daisy: My mother is an amazing cook, I remember Sunday night dinners being made on our Aga at home.
Michael: I remember wonderful brais (bbq) in South Africa where I was born – simple and delicious meat and fish. My mother was not too interested in cooking so I developed my own paths in food!
Who is your food hero?
Daisy: My mother – she can create the finest dinner out of nothing!
Michael: I have four – my daughters – they are all brilliant cooks – and we love cooking together when we can!
What is your guiltiest food pleasure?
Daisy: Chips… and mayonnaise
Michael: A great fresh baguette, lots of butter and great mertille jam! Café Flore in Paris makes a great baguette called a ficelle.
Which restaurant do you long to return to?
Daisy: I have been back as soon as it opened! Rochelle Canteen! So many special memories as well as delicious food.
Michael: My favourite sushi bar in Tokyo – it's the best and I can’t eat sushi now anywhere else
What would be your last meal?
Daisy: An incredible Indian feast! Complete with whisky on the side
Michael: Dinner with my four daughters which would probably be a great English roast (with a good chicken) or oxtail stew with a great Volnay to wash it down.
What dish do you cook the most at home?
Daisy: I love using my slow cooker, I often make broth from left overs and then ramen which is my comfort dish.
Michael: I’ve got pretty good with a wok over lockdown and am enjoying making Chinese food – it’s very versatile and quick. I like preparing all the ingredients and then go hell for leather when I cook…lots of action in my kitchen!
What restaurant t-shirt would you wear?
Daisy: St John… but also think a Max Rocha one could be great!
Michael: I’d also go with Daisy’s choice for t-shirt – Max Rocha is a wonderful chef. I've known him since he was four – and I am a big admirer. He makes the best tarte tatin this side of the channel.
Michael: Gem squash – a South African vegetable – the most succulent delicious vegetable that my grandmother used to serve – hard to find here – but not impossible.
Most overrated dish?
Daisy: The roast dinner … reminds me of school dinners
Michael: Pureed soup or lobster!
Favourite restaurant anywhere in the world?
Daisy: Ballymaloe in Cork, Ireland
Michael: Ballymaloe in Ireland or Kanesaka Sushi in Tokyo
Favourite fast food joint?
Daisy: I don’t really eat fast food but I love a late-night curry
Michael: I’m not a big fast food person – but I love street food, so when I visit cities around the world, I like to try what locals eat and how they eat. But one small fast yakitori bar in Shibuya, which is a favourite of salary men after work and before going home to dinner is called Teppen Onnadojo, fast and wonderful and always packed.
Breakfast in bed or hotel restaurant?
Daisy: Restaurant. The crumbs in bed are often very annoying!
Michael: Always the restaurant – never in bed. Ballymaloe breakfast in bed would be impossible to do!
English breakfast tea or long black coffee?
Daisy: Long black coffee – no milk
Michael: A good strong coffee with a little hot milk
Martini – gin or vodka?
Ketchup or mayo?
Michael: Ketchup (gold seal)
Stella or Boli?
London or New York?
Daisy: London – it’s home
City break or hideaway?
Michael: City break
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