Joe's Million Pound update

2nd March 2019

Readers of our blogs will remember a story from a few weeks ago about chef Joe Allen, who appeared on a “Dragons Den style” show for restauranteurs called My Million Pound Menu

Meningitis Now supporter Joe Allen wins restaurant residency

Although Meningitis Now supporter Joe and partner Aaron Thomas had already been filmed for the show at the time of writing, he wasn’t able to tell us the outcome as it hadn’t yet aired on TV.

Now we can give you the exciting news that Joe and Allen’s appearance on the show has led to the duo setting up their own “residency”, which although temporary could become permanent if all goes well.  

Joe and Aaron appeared on My Million Pound Menu in January with their “Indo-Nepali inspired” concept known at the time as XX/VI. Although the pair didn’t win the show, one of the investors from the programme was impressed enough by their cooking to come and see them later.

This apparently led to an offer to open the three month residency in London’s Mayfair, with a rename to Kitycow. According to Joe, a Kitycow is a type of robe worn by Nepalese Sherpas. 

Joe, who lost his brother Tom to meningitis and has helped raise nearly £100,000 for Meningitis Now, said that he was amazed by how things had worked out. “It couldn’t have gone better, really!”

The restaurant is based at Hush in the heart of Mayfair, and includes such mouth-watering delights as "banana leaf grilled salmon, ginger, Himalayan herbs" and “chilled rice pudding, date, pistachio sorbet”.

Read Joe's Million Pound menu for more information.

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