Chef and restaurateur, Adam Handling, has launched a new food delivery and collection service, Hame – the Scottish word for home – to offer a taste of his restaurant experience to be enjoyed in homes around the UK.
“It’s gone absolutely crazy. It’s nuts. We smashed 1000 orders yesterday and were in the restaurant until 3am making everything,” said Adam.
HAME (the Scottish word for home) features Adam’s most loved dishes from his restaurants, The Frog Hoxton, Frog by Adam Handling and Adam Handling Chelsea, as well as a few dishes he has developed whilst cooking at home during lockdown.
“HAME is all about what we’ve been missing, the s**t takeaway food, KFC and beef wellington on a Sunday.
“KFC has been closed so I decided to do a fried chicken with caviar on the menu. Our menus always reflect what we’re feeling at the time, and in a selfish way, we change the menu to what we want, how we’re felling – but people respect that. Our menus at the restaurants are an interpretation of the team,” said Adam.
You can expect to see Cheese Doughnuts; Nanny Sophie’s Fried Chicken; Whole lobster, carrot, lemongrass, and – for family sharing – you can opt for a whole Beef Wellington with clotted cream mash, spring greens, and roast carrots.
Rather than providing hot dishes, the food from Hame will arrive chilled and fully prepared, ready for cooking and plating at home, complete with recipes and full step-by-step video instructions.
“We’ve got to adapt,” said Adam, “and this is another avenue for us.” Although he also says he’s sticking to his philosophy, which is to “represent yourself” and “do what you love”. “If we don’t ‘feel it’ it doesn’t go on the menu.
“I’ve been asked on countless occasions to launch a food delivery service and I’ve replied in the same way every time, ‘I would honestly love to but my food just won’t travel well’,” says Adam. “So, we’ve come up with a way that works.
“We’ve done all of the food preparation ourselves to make it as simple as possible. Just scan the QR code on the recipe card, included with your order, to see a video of me showing you how to cook all the prepared components and put the finishing touches to your dishes.”
In addition to the food, you can order classic cocktails from the Eve Bar list (another of Adam’s venues in Covent Garden), and matching wines, to complete the perfect home dining experience.
Orders are available throughout the UK and you can only order for a Friday delivery. Orders inside a 10 mile radius of Frog by Adam Handling can be delivered on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays.
Check out Adam’s menu and order here.