Would you believe this week is National Chip Week (and no the irony of the overlap with LFW isn’t lost on us) and while the (too) skinny model debate (yawn) continues to rage, the concurrent controversy over who invented the chip (the French or the Belgians) also shows no sign of abating. “Can you imagine asking for a side order of Belgian fries?” snorts Alain Bourbon, head chef at Bishopsgate’s Chez Gérard, which brought 'Steak Frites' to London back in 1975. “They may be laying claim to paternity in Belgium, but even the academics there admit there is little proof. We French have been eating frites since before the 1787 revolution, when spuds were cut and fried into bite-sized pieces on the Pont Neuf in Paris.” That’ll teach ‘em eh! But back to NCW. And to celebrate, Chez Gérard is running a daily promotion whereby the lucky diner who finds a special golden chip in their (bottomless) frites will receive their meal free of charge.
Through 24 February