Led by American-born owner chef Jeff Kipp (ex Gordon Ramsay, Duck & Waffle, Sushi Samba and Charlie Trotter’s) Saltwood on the Green is fast gaining a reputation simple, but exciting, cooking with an emphasis on light bites and sharing plates. Kipp creates enticing modern British dishes with a contemporary American twist, utilising the best the abundance of local ingredients from carefully chosen producers.
The next six months will see chef-owner Jeff Kipp’s dishes matched with South African and Kent wines, artisan cocktails, wild food, craft beers and Kentish ciders.
Award-winning wines from Gusbourne Estate to take centre stage
Following their first event on 24th February with internationally acclaimed South African wine expert Robin Davis, founder the SWIG wine merchant’s, the restaurant will showcase award-winning wines from nearby boutique producer Gusbourne Estate on 31st March with its director Ben Walgate.
Kent vineyards leading the way for excellence...
With the great choice of Kent vineyards, many of whose wines beat the best France has to offer in blind tastings in international competitions, Saltwood on the Green owner-chef Jeff Kipp said he had opted to pair his dishes with Gusbourne wines because, “They’re among the very best English wines I’ve tasted – they do great bubbles, certainly on a par with “Bolly” (if not better), have an exceptionally good white, a most drinkable red and a cracking little fortified ‘grappa’ to finish.”
The special gourmet evenings costing £50 a head and begin with diners being presented with one of the restaurant’s speciality artisan cocktails upon arrival at 7.30pm.
Gusbourne Estate Chief Executive Ben Walgate, said:
"Saltwood is at the vanguard of elegant contemporary dining and we are honoured to join a revered selection of local producers in supplying the restaurant. I’m really looking forwarding to introducing Gusbourne to the diners and enjoying some of Jeff's beguiling dishes carefully paired with a selection of our wines."
Gusbourne Estate wines also feature in many of the UK’s most renowned dining establishments, including Le Gavroche, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, The Fat Duck, Nathan Outlaw at the Capital, L’Enclume and Northcote.
Schedule of events
- 28th April: Saltwood on the Green will pair its dishes with their own unique cocktails made with premier spirits and home-made ingredients
- 26th May: Wild Food Evening with “hyper local” sourcing of natural ingredients foraged from within a 5-mile radius of the restaurant
- 30th June: Micro and craft beer dinner with ales from the best micro local brewers
- 28th July: Exploration of Kentish Cider