MAR 8, 2018


In this latest series, we drew inspiration from our endless love affair with the iconic French writer, Marcel Proust. His quirky yet raw interview strategy in the back pages of Vanity Fair has become a true iconic movement in the modern world of journalism. They say this list of questions reveals the tastes and aspirations of the taker and give a true representation of a person.

Well we thought, what’s a better way to discover the kooky characters we have behind the scenes in A&D and this month we sat down for a cup of tea with Ms Nuria our Head Pastry Chef.
Nuria joined us at Anchor & Den in 2017 with many accomplishments behind her, she illuminates positivity and grace in every situation. Her passion for anything sweet is so infectious! Originally from Ecuador, her love for finer ‘moreish’ things in life started at a young age and after studying culinary arts her love for pastry blossomed. Opening her very own pastry shop “San Honore” in 2009 she has been non-stop ever since. We’re very lucky to have this little star in the A&D kitchen, learn more about this passionate lady with her take on the Proust Questionnaire. 

Who is your ultimate hero?
What’s your favourite cuisine?
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Being a good teacher
What’s the most important possession you own?
My life experience
What is your motto?
Love the present moment
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Effortlessly doing what is good for me and others
Your favourite ingredient in the kitchen to use?
In contrast, what do you consider the most overrated ingredient?
What is your most prominent characteristic?
Being curious
What do you value most in people?
If your friends described you in one word, what would it be?
What is your favourite thing to eat?
Anchovy filled olives
What is one of your fondest memories?
The day I saw snow for the first time
Where is your favourite place in the world?               
Barcelona and Bakeries
What do you think are the essential qualities that make a good chef?
Expression of your own culinary experience, Playfulness and Sense of humour
What do you have in your fridge at home?
Lettuce, tomato, butter, zucchini, olives
What is your most common phrase?
The book that I’m reading says that…
What is your state of mind when cooking? 
Relaxed, patient, playful
Your favourite beverage?
Red wine
What is a talent you wish you had?
A good voice to sing