After reopening earlier this year with a new look hotel, The Lanesborough has also revamped its restaurant, formerly known as Apsleys, with not only new décor and menu, but also a new name.The new name of Céleste was confirmed by the Oetker collection representatives and will officially be open on 1st August 2015.
It has been suggested that the famous glass domed roof, which covers the restaurant, inspires the new name. During the day it allows light to penetrate the room and by night it offers an altogether more astral experience for guests.
Being French in its roots, the name also pays homage to the Gallic influence of Executive Chef, Florian Favario and Chef Patron Eric Frechon.The highly acclaimed three Michelin-star chef, along with his esteemed protégée, were chosen for their creativity and knowledge of refined and gourmet cuisine, to lead the new gastronomic chapter at The Lanesborough.
The celebrated London venue that forms parts of the Oetker Collection and includes other world-renowned hotels such as; Le Bristol Paris and Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, will offer modern French cuisine with the finest British products available. Signature dishes include jellied mackerel with cream of horseradish and blueberries, Devon lamb with courgette couscous and harissa, as well as raspberries with ginger and lime, coconut sorbet.
Speaking on the philosophy behind the cuisine, Eric commented:
“The menu takes inspiration from London as a global capital for cuisine, with flavours including herbs and spices. By building relationships with local suppliers, we will use the best ingredients the country has to offer, prepared using classic French techniques.”
With interiors exclusively by Albert Pinto, an elegant Regency heritage theme and a new gourmet menu, Célesteat The Lanesborough will be nothing short of divine.
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