River Cafe Table 4
For more than 30 years, The River Cafe in London has played host to artists, designers, actors, writers and politicians. Michael Caine, Glenn Close, JJ Abrams, Steve McQueen and Lily Allen are just some of the regulars. On River Cafe Table 4, proprietor Ruth Rogers sits down with her customers – many of whom have become friends – to talk about their food memories. From family suppers to first dates, what they cook to the restaurants they love, each episode is punctuated by guests such as Ralph Fiennes, Emily Blunt and Alfonso Cuarón reading their favourite recipe from one of The River Cafe’s best-selling cookbooks.
Episode Highlight: Victoria Beckham
For anyone wondering, Table 4 itself is situated near The River Cafe’s open kitchen, close to the bright pink wood-fired oven where Ruth oversees the restaurant. On this episode, she hosts fashion designer and entrepreneur Victoria Beckham, who reveals the secret use of her mother’s oven, what the Spice Girls ate on tour, and her first taste of Cristal champagne after signing a record deal.