Pop-Up with Kent's BIGGEST chef Rob Dant
Saturday June 22nd 2019
– Doors open at 7:15pm
The Old Fire Station
TOFS welcomes Rob Dant. We have been speaking to Rob for 3 years about coming to TOFS for a popup and have finally booked him!
Rob has been cooking professionally for over 20 years and having started out in restaurant and hotel kitchens, he gained a solid foundation in classic cookery. Not satisfied with the status quo, Rob wanted to expand his knowledge of food and hospitality, so traveled Europe cooking professionally, working on agricultural farms and experienced the hospitality industry in France, Italy and Spain. This is when he gained a true appreciation for local and seasonal food, cooked on open flames and served at its best.
Returning to the UK, Rob worked in Michelin stared kitchens and trained with some of the industries leading chefs. Combined with continued travel and culinary adventures across the globe he feeds his desire to learn about new ingredients and techniques.
He currently holds a senior role as a national food development chef for a global catering company spending his time developing new food concepts and running private dinning events for prestigious clients across the country. He also leads the kitchen for the exclusive dinning experience The Clatter Club.
This special event at The Fire Station sees him cooking for the public, which is his true passion, and showcases his unique culinary style of local ingredient led cookery with global techniques.
Tonbridge Old Fire station
Pop Up Menu
An evening of Wood Fired Cooking with Great local produce and culinary creativity.
Welcome glass of English Sparkling Wine
Roast onion and thyme focaccia & Sourdough
Smoked Bacon Butter
Confit garlic and white bean Dip
Kentish rapeseed oil and apple balsamic
Home Cured Pancetta
New season tomato salad, charred aubergine puree and Queso Fresco.
Cured and Torched Mackerel, Celtic Mustard, Fermented apple, compressed cucumber, tarragon emulsion.
Aged Beef Rump cap with Bone marrow Chimichurri
Slow Cooked Brisket Pastrami
Wood Roasted Vegetables
Charred baby gem, asparagus and pea salad with horseradish crème fraiche
Baked Sweet potato wedges with Aleppo pepper & Cumin.
Tonka Bean Panna cotta, Roast Peach, Berry Sorbet, Charcoal & pistachio Meringue.
We are now adding an optional 10% service charge to our events which 100% will go to staff working on the night, this will be presented to you at the end of the evening
Saturday, June 22nd 2019
Doors open: 7:15pm
Ends: Saturday, June 22nd 2019
Bookings close: June 23rd 2019
Car park next to the Castle is FREE from 6pm
Train station is 10 -15 min walk