31/10/2010 09:56 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

How Guest Chefs Become London's Hottest Hotel Trend

While the fashion pack were enjoying themselves over in Milan last month, for those of us left behind there was still plenty of Italian flavour on offer in London, thanks to famed restauranteur Antonello Colonna's guest appearance at The Baglioni Hotel in Kensington.

The Baglioni Hotel, London Courtesy of The Baglioni Hotel, Kensington.

Taking his turn behind the stove for one night only, Colonna served up a tasting menu of his favourite dishes, including negativo di carbonara (inside out carbonara for those of you without A-level Italian) and some seriously interesting salt-cod cannolo with sour cream, caviar and candied lemon.

If that whets your tastebuds, Colonna isn't the only Italian with an eye on The Baglioni's kitchen. Next week, Don Alfonso 1890 restaurant from Sorento takes the reins with another four-nights-only spectacular. Deep-fried lobster is on the menu, alongside potato gnocchi and what sounds like the world's most artistic coffee, 'impressionismo di crema e zabalone al caffe'. Call 020 7368 5900 to book your table (and then put yourself on a strict diet between now and then so you can really make the most of it).