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The Ivy Now: Fernando Peire in conversation with Donald Sloan

Friday, November 16 2018, 10am - 11am, at The Convent, Gibraltar


Join Fernando Peire, Director of The Ivy and The Club at The Ivy, in conversation with Donald Sloan. Together they will explore how this iconic Theatreland institution became one of the world’s most famous restaurants.

Part of the 2018 Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival.


To mark The Ivy’s centenary, Fernando published The Ivy Now. Containing one hundred recipes for each of the Ivy’s hundred years, the book is a celebration of the restaurant’s enduring legacy.

Fernando Peire was born in Gibraltar in 1959. He is on the Board of Caprice Holdings and has been Director of The Ivy and The Club at The Ivy since 2007. In 2015 he played a key role in the major refurbishment of The Ivy restaurant and Private Room, which saw The Ivy entirely reinvented and rebuilt from the ground up. The five month closure and reopening of this emblematic London restaurant were the subject of a one hour ITV documentary which has been broadcast around the world and is now available to rent on Amazon.

Fernando studied French and Law at Manchester University before devoting himself to a career in restaurants, joining The Ivy as Senior Maître d’hotel in 1990. After eight years he left, and for several years worked as a restaurant consultant on projects as far afield as Barbados, before reopening Quo Vadis for Marco Pierre White and opening the Frontline Club (a club for war reporters from all over the world) in London in 2004.

Fernando was “The Restaurant Inspector” in Channel 5’s critically-acclaimed televison series, which ran for two seasons.


Tickets for this event cost £12 (standard price – discounts available).  To book your tickets, follow this link


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