‘Playboy’ and ‘fine dining’ might not be the first word association you put together, but executive chef, Judy Joo is hoping to change all that. On a recent job for M&C Saatchi PR, I got to discover why.
A graduate from Columbia, Judy worked in finance for Morgan Stanley in New York and San Francisco before training at the French Culinary Institute in New York. And in London, she worked for Gordon Ramsey at Royal Hospital Road, Maze, Petrus and Claridge’s before hitting Iron Chef UK and is now a judge on the US version.
Judy Joo – fierce in more ways that one
Judy’s menu includes American standards such as Caesar salad, oysters Rockerfeller, and steaks but also brings her Asian heritage to play with a range of Korean-influenced dishes.
While Playboy Club London is a private members club, The Dining Room is also open to the public for lunch every day.
While the comfort food deluxe delivered on flavour I found the Korean-influenced dishes more interesting.