Bunny business

‘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.

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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.

IMG_4134The Hef Burger made from Chilean Wagyu. Collect all eight custom tokens and get a free burger

IMG_4138Knickerbocker Glory

PlayboyClubLDN-0048Petit four chocolates featuring vintage Playboy covers

While the comfort food deluxe delivered on flavour I found the Korean-influenced dishes more interesting.

PlayboyClubLDN-0017The flavour-packed Chop Chop salad

PlayboyClubLDN-0002With a lighter filling than David Chang’s, Judy’s Bo Ssam Buns give him a run for his money

PlayboyClubLDN-0045The Spicy Broth lives up to its name and packs a hefty kick

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