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D&D London initiative aims to reduce waste

UK-based restaurant and bar operator D&D has launched a sustainability initiative in an effort to cut down on waste produced across its London venues.

D&D created London’s largest artwork made from surplus food

The Waste Not, Want More initiative has been created in partnership with UK-based charity The Felix Project to promote a “cleaner, stronger and healthier world”.

As part of the initiative, D&D has launched set menus made from up-cycled surplus food and will also be offering bento-style cardboard boxes to allow guests to take home any food they can’’t finish.

The group will also host a series of wellness classes, talks and workshops.

D&D has also created London’’s largest food waste artwork. To make the art installation, stylist Camilla Wordie collected surplus fruit, vegetables and pizza boxes from across London to assemble outside Bluebird Café White City. The Felix Project redistributed all the produce once the artwork had been finished.

At D&D-managed Quaglino’s, in Mayfair, its surplus food-based set menu will also feature what the bar claims is “the world’s most sustainable cocktail”.

Quaglino’s Bar has been working towards this concept since the launch of its A Science of Sustainability cocktail list in September. The sustainable cocktail will be unveiled at a supper club on 30 January.

The showcase supper club will also demonstrate both newly appointed executive head chef  Nuno Goncalves and bar manager Marco Sangion’s commitment to sustainability.

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