Sloan also shuns the limelight like a kraken in the Mariana Trench but today, he is hosting a dinner for 30 guests at St. John Maltby in London. The event falls on the evening of the Norwegian Midsummer, a day when the sun does not disappear. This shy urchin diver couldn't be more exposed."The contrast to the midsummer in the north and in the UK is phenomenal, but what I really noticed this time was the stars," he says of his Arctic Circle home. "Even with the light pollution, I was moved to see stars again."
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Sloan does however stand to introduce every one of the night's six courses. Each time he comes up for air, the room is attentive. He does not waste words and his delivery is equal parts zen and precision.
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