Michael Sanders is back with another kitchen residency

You lot can’t get enough of the E11-based chef. Now he’s back at Tina E20 over Xmas

Tina E20: a stylish backdrop for food from a master chef. Photo: Tina
Tina E20: a stylish backdrop for food from a master chef. Photo: Tina
Missing Milieu, Masterchef alumni Michael Sanders’ globally-themed drinking food pop-up that ran at the North Star throughout October?

Fear not, Milieu is back, this time at Tina We Salute You E20, and it marks Tina’s very first kitchen residency.

While the exact menu is yet TBC Michael has heavily hinted that some of our favourites from Milieu North Star will be making an appearance. So expect what might be the best chicken wings ever (Michael’s version has a spicy kick plus a dollop of gochujang mayo and onions two ways), the generously-proportioned and more-than-moreish Malaysian prawn fritters, accompanied with a sirracha and ponzu dipping sauce, and the beyond yummy crispy pork belly bites with ginger spring onions and kimchi puree.

Sanders was a finalist in last year's series of Masterchef. Photo: BBC
Sanders was a finalist in last year’s series of Masterchef. Photo: BBC
So that’s the food, what about the drinks, because it wouldn’t be drinking food without drinks, am I right? If you’re yet to make it to TWSY they’re purveyors of craft beers, lovely wine and classic cocktails, you know, the usual, done really, really well. Plus, to celebrate the Milieu residency, they’ll be creating some brand new bespoke lilbations to sit alongside the menu. Cocktail-pairing, it’s the new-wine pairing, which is the old beer-pairing, or something.


Basically after a day/afternoon/evening/ten minutes’ hauling yourself around Westfield on the hunt for that perfect Christmas present, you’re going to deserve a glass of whatever’s your poison, plus a couple of plates of delicious savoury things to go with. Think of it as a gift to self. Merry Christmas.

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Find Tina We Salute You East Village at 2 Olympic Park Avenue, E20 1FT. Milieu kitchen opening times Wednesday to Saturday 6pm – 10 pm from 2nd December, except 3rd and 11th December when Tina is closed for private parties.
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  • Kate Davis

    Err not technically back if he’s not in E11!??

  • Leytonstoner

    Err, check our about section – we cover half a dozen east London postcodes U0001f600

  • Kate Davis

    Funny you’re called Leytonstoner then! Just saying