You’ve probably never heard of Emma Crouch.
She was a prostitute living on the streets of Covent Garden in the late 1800’s. Life was not good for her.
So, she did the natural thing and moved to Paris, changed her name to Cora Pearl, and becoming a courtesan to dukes, princes, and the elites of society, accumulating a vast fortune of chateaus, jewellery, and clothing while she did it.
And now, she’s having a restaurant named after her.
That restaurant – despite being in Covent Garden – will be named Cora Pearl, and will be run by the Kitty Fisher’s team, with the kitchen being helmed by their current head chef George Barson. It’ll be set across two floors, and will take the place of a former Bella Italia. Which is something of an upgrade.
Cora would have liked it that way.
NOTE: Cora Peal is due to open in spring 2018. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can check out the head chef’s Insta account right HERE.
Cora Pearl | 30 Henrietta Street, WC2E 8NA
Want a preview of the food? Check out Kitty Fisher’s…