Dameon Clarke

March 31, 2011

Had an enjoyable chat on Wednesday with Dameon Clarke, he of the recently opened Assiette in Stamford and, as regular readers will be aware, a highly talented and adventurous chef.

For the full story you will need to see the next edition of Great Food Leicestershire and Rutland   but for the time being here’s A Few Things I Now Know About Dameon Clarke:

1) He’s from Coalville.

2) He was in the same Leicester City boys’ squad as Emile Heskey.

3) He was suspended from his first job after a fight with a waiter.

4) He did a spell as commis at Le Gavroche.

5) The Asian influence in his cooking came from a year travelling around Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.

6) He had intended to settle in Australia and has an Aussie passport.

7)  He’s hoping for three AA rosettes and wouldn’t say no to a Michelin star eventually.

8 ) He’s hoping by the summer to get a barbecue installed in the garden of Assiette and sell people Oz-style barbecue packs that they can cook themselves while they sit outside.

9) Actually I think 8 is enough.

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