Dry Extract Interview: Oded Oren of Restaurant Oren, London, England

Oded Oren of Restaurant Oren, London, England

© photo provided

Oded Oren of Restaurant Oren, London, England

Oded Oren of Restaurant Oren, London, England

© photo provided

Oded Oren opened his first solo restaurant, Oren, in London last October, combining the flavours of his hometown Tel Aviv with Mediterranean-style cuisine. Prior to moving to London in 2011 where he ran a bespoke catering business, he honed his skills in some of the world’s best kitchens including a stint at London’s River Café.

The best advice I ever got

Trust yourself

My life motto

Honesty

I am currently reading

No time

My most played music track

Says by Nils Frahm

If I didn’t do my current job I would be

Not going to happen.

Skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have

Photography

My favourite kind of exercise

Cycling

I relax while

At a sunny beach.

I Collect

I don’t

My essential newspaper/magazine

The Guardian

My desert-island wine

Oriol Perez de Tudela, Escbeces from Tarragona, Spain.

I have learnt a lot from

My previous boss/restaurateur 

My last meal and sip will be

At Brat Restaurant