Picture the scene. It's a grey Sunday in November, but you're sitting in Michelin-starred Variety Jones, enjoying a long, lavish lunch, with each course introduced by chef/owner Keelan Higgs, and wines paired by sommelier Kathleen Hall Smith. You'll sit on long tables with other food-obsessed ATF Insiders, make new friends, and get a chance to see the kitchen at the end. Set your alarm for tomorrow at 7:59pm and this lovely dream could be a reality.
We're taking over Variety Jones for two very special Sunday lunches, on the 12th and 19th November from 2pm, where the team will serve their chef's choice, six-course menu, with either a wine or non-alcoholic pairing, and some special extras thrown in.
There are only 25 seats for each sitting, all on shared tables, so this event is only open to ATF Insiders - if you have someone who really wants to come with you, they'll have to be signed up and book their own seat.
This is an omnivores-only event, with no menu substitutions possible. Most dishes will be serving sharing-style, and you can expect some of Variety Jones' greatest hits, including Flaggy Shore oysters, duck liver parfait with potato waffles, and spaghetti alfredo, as well as the return of the cauliflower and smoked trout dish - it's about time - and some new ones you might not have tried before. After dinner guests are welcome to have a look around the kitchen and chat to the chefs who prepared your meal.
The price for lunch is €85 with a wine pairing at €65, or an N/A pairing at €25, and you can see a sample menu below - some dishes may change depending on ingredient availability.
Bookings for the ATF takeover of Variety Jones on Sunday 12th November and Sunday 19th November open at 8pm on Wednesday 4th October. Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders will receive a booking link in their inbox, and each Insider will only be able to book one place.
As usual, please set an alarm if you want to be there, this is going to be a popular one. Sign up to ATF Insiders here.