Paying tribute to their brothers in arms at London's most finger-licking diner, Nick Stanton and the Leonardo's team throw open their pizza oven to Black Axe Mangal chef Lee Tiernan for a night that's inspired by equal parts Turkish barbecue and British grime, KISS and Kyuss, flames and Fernet. Lee Tiernan worked at London's landmark St. John restaurant for 10 years, leaving as head chef of St. John Bread and Wine in 2013 to open a venture of his own.
He started Black Axe Mangal pop-up in Copenhagen (lauded by chefs from around the globe) before securing a permanent site for his restaurant in North London, which received critical acclaim and garnered an international fan base. Past collaborations include Momofuku Toronto, Joe Beef, Dan Barber's wastED, Action Bronson, Quo Vadis, St. John and Mission Chinese Food. His first book, Black Axe Mangal, lands in January 2020. This will be his first visit to Australia.
"Come and let the food rattle your eyeballs." - Jay Rayner
"I love Black Axe Mangal - delicious, exciting, fantastic food, made all the better because Lee is such a humble chef. Lee is one of the greats - a proper chef who knows produce and how to use it." - Angela Hartnett
"Lee Tiernan is a great man, a great chef, a great dancer, and a great gatherer of all that's wondrous in the world." - Action Bronson
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