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Michelin-starred Arkestra is arriving in London for the first time to host a residency at the celebrated Carousel in Fitzrovia.

Established by husband-wife duo Cenk Debensason and Debora Ipekel, Arkestra made waves on Istanbul’s culinary scene when it opened in September 2022; turning heads for Cenk’s genre-defying, bold cooking, a defined ambience, and the city’s first jazz-kissa inspired listening bar, dedicated to hosting international and local talent curated by Debora (ex-Boiler Room programmer and NTS Radio host).

Classically trained at the Institut Paul Bocuse, Cenk cut his teeth alongside French chef Alain Senderens, one of the founding fathers of Nouvelle Cuisine, and Gary Danko at his Michelin-starred San Francisco restaurant. Every dish starts with a sketch and culminates with impressively plated results, a habit formed from Cenk’s time in Los Angeles where he established a sell-out supper-club series: ‘The Cartoonist.’

Guests can expect dishes like Duck breast with apicius sauce, daikon, ginger apple chutney and a Jerusalem artichoke mousseline; Seabass with sushi rice ice-cream ginger ponzu and nori chips and a Yoghurt pannacotta with baklava crisps and sumac.

Each evening, hand-selected soundtracks by Debora including funk, soul and jazz from around the world will set the tone.

The residency will run from Tuesday 2nd April - 6th April. Tickets can be purchased through the Carousel website:

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