World-Renowned Chefs Clare Smyth & Anne-Sophie Pic to Collaborate on International Women’s Day Dinner

On Tuesday, 10th March, two of the world’s most critically acclaimed chefs, Clare Smyth and Anne-Sophie Pic, will prepare and host a dinner in celebration of International Women’s Day at the renowned two Michelin starred Core by Clare Smyth. Following on from their hugely successful collaboration dinner last year, the two chefs are joining forces once more to honour this special day.

Core by Clare Smyth
Core by Clare Smyth

The Chefs

This is truly a collaboration of epic proportions. Both chefs are beyond exceptional in their own rights, so together, we can only imagine…

Anne-Sophie Pic

One of the most decorated Michelin-starred chefs in the world, Anne-Sophie Pic currently holds eight stars across her four restaurants and is the only female chef in France to hold three Michelin stars for her family restaurant, Maison Pic in Valence. Her London restaurant, La Dame de Pic received two stars in the 2020 Michelin Guide.

Clare Smyth is similarly an internationally renowned Michelin-star chef and remains the first and only female chef to run a restaurant with three Michelin-stars in the UK.  She was awarded two stars as a new entry into the 2019 Michelin Guide for her debut restaurant, Core by Clare Smyth, and was also named The World’s Best Female Chef by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
For one evening only, the two chefs will welcome guests to a celebration of women in the restaurant industry. Combining their talents, creativity and teamwork, they will each showcase a selection of signature dishes as part of the six course tasting menu, interacting with guests throughout the evening.

The Menu

Steak Tartare

On arrival, guests will be served a selection of canapés from Anne-Sophie and Clare followed by a first course from Anne-Sophie’s kitchen of Steak Tartare seasoned with Mustard and Wagyu Beef Emulsion, Beetroot, Smoked Pike Caviar and Lovage Ice Cream.


The second course by Anne-Sophie will be Berlingots Pasta Parcels with Baron Bigod Cheese, Seasonal Wild Mushrooms, Woodruff, Barley and Roasted Hazelnut Consommé and Black Truffle.

Cornish Turbot

Clare will follow with a fish course of Cornish Turbot, Smoked Mussels, Red Apple, Cabbage and Cider and the main course of Rhug Estate Fallow Deer, Smoked Chestnut, Braised Haunch and Black Truffle.

Yorkshire Rhubarb

Desserts will include Anne Sophie’s Yorkshire Rhubarb, Shiso Cream on Cherry Leaves Meringue, Rhubarb Sorbet infused with Damas Rose, and finally, Petit Fours from Clare including a Warm Chocolate and Clementine Tart and ‘Sauternes and Banyuls’. Core’s Head Sommelier Gareth Ferreira and La Dame de Pic’s Director of Wine Jan Konetzki have created a unique wine pairing menu sourced from leading female wine-makers and producers.

About the event, Anne-Sophie says:

“I shared an amazing time with Clare Smyth last year. I welcomed her in La Dame de Pic London and let her be part of my universe; now it’s my turn to be heading to Core and be a part of hers. The evening is so meaningful as we celebrate women in the hospitality industry and I’m thrilled to be working together with Clare again.”

La Dame de Pic

The International Women’s Day dinner will take place on Tuesday 10th March 2020 from 6:30pm. Tickets are £175 per person and there will be an optional wine pairing menu available.

To book your place, please contact +44 (0)20 3937 5086 or email

Core by Clare Smyth, 92 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2PN