When it comes to a restaurant world coup, there’s not many bigger than the one chef Stephen Harris pulled off last year.
The self-taught chef left the finance world behind to open The Sportsman in 1999, a “grotty rundown pub by the sea,” as the restaurant’s Twitter bio puts it, that singularly made Seasalter a destination. Since 2008, Harris has held a Michelin star for perfectly ordinary food like lemon sole with peas and pork cracklings, and in 2016 the National Restaurant Awards named it the best in Britain. Even British reviewers can’t keep their stiff upper lip when talking about it — their takes are almost comically breathless.
If a trek to eastern England isn’t in the cards for you, get to Brooklyn on Feb. 21 and 22 when Harris will be serving an a la carte menu at The Four Horsemen as part of their Fifth Horseman guest chef dinner series (when your owner is James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, some famous faces are bound to drop by). Prices will stay in the wine bar's usually modest range of $5-10 for snacks, $12-30 for mains and up to $10 for desserts.