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August 13, 2012

April Bloomfield Goes from NoMad to London

April Bloomfield, is a treasure here in NoMad — one of the best chefs in the city and helping to establish The Breslin and Joh Dory at the Ace Hotel — is set for the UK.

Bloomfield is poised for a return to London for a two-day residence at St John Chinatown to mark the U.K. publication of her cookbook.

She will cook alongside Fergus Henderson, the mastermind behind St. John, to serve lunch and dinner on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. This will reciprocate the “Fergustock” events that took place when the St John chef and owner has his regular visits to New York.

The official release on her book explains the event in some more detail. “Bloomfield’s book, ‘A Girl and Her Pig,’ goes behind the scenes at her New York restaurants, the Spotted Pig, the Breslin and the John Dory and into her home kitchen. It will be published by Canongate on Nov. 1. Reservations for ‘A Girl and Her Pig at St John Chinatown’ open on Sept. 1.”

Bloomfield, 38, worked in London at Kensington Place, Bibendum and the Brackenbury before moving to the River Cafe and spending a summer at Chez Panisse in Berkeley,California. She and co-owner Ken Friedman opened the Spotted Pig in 2004, and are the main forces behind The Breslin and John Dory right here in the NoMad District.