SWISS COTTAGE NW3 | RICHMOND TW9
Laurent's Kitchen is a smashing little French street food stall found at two main sites: Swiss Cottage, and Richmond on most Sundays.
Laurent Rossi, the man behind the enterprise, has a background in fine-dining and Michelin-starred restaurants across the world, and waves his little French flag as he preps his gourmet French street food for hungry patrons.
One thing you won't find here are options. One French guy, one French dish, and one English day to get it all sold. Dishes change with the seasons and rotate week to week, but expect classic French cuisine with the joie de vivre of street markets and festivals. I came across him on confit duck day - the joy.
I would eat anything Laurent fed me. The garlic and herb, duck fat-roasted and sautéed potatoes, were a thing of comfort and beauty. The shredded duck was soft and caramelised, and sliced Camembert eventually warmed to hug the contents beneath. I'll be seeing you soon, Laurent!
Note: Laurent's Kitchen can also sometimes be found at Paddington Market on Tuesdays. Keep tabs on his social media, or get in touch with him online to confirm.
Words and photography | Bisi Bajomo
Swiss Cottage Market | Eton Avenue NW3 3EP
Duck Pond Market Richmond | Heron Square TW9 1EP
Swiss Cottage Market | Wed 10am - 3pm
Duck Pond Market Richmond | (most) Sun 10am - 3pm
Tel | +44 (0)7956 454 403
Last updated | 18th Nov 2016