Last month Emily Roux and Diego Ferrari invited a group of chefs to a lunch in association with Udale Speciality Foods, at their first solo venture, Caractère in London's Notting Hill. James Stagg went along
Emily Roux and Diego Ferrari only opened Caractère in October, but the pair have already developed dishes that are fast becoming classics in their own right.
The husband-and-wife team have combined their love of classic French and Italian cuisine to create an experience that is as special as you would expect from chefs who have trained with the very best. They met while in the kitchen at Alain Ducasse's three-Michelin-starred Louis XV in Monaco and, after a stint in Paris, returned to settle in London, with Ferrari joining Le Gavroche and Roux working in the family's catering business.
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