In the latest installment in our ongoing series, Elite Traveler brings you a selection of the best new restaurants, pop-ups and reopenings for July.
As we move into high summer, some of the world’s best chefs are preparing to inject new and exciting concepts into the culinary landscape. In this month’s round-up of exciting openings, we bring you news of Gordon Ramsay’s first major restaurant opening in London in over a decade. The British chef is aiming to add to his collection of seven Michelin stars with an Asian-inspired eatery.
We also bring you details of a hot New York Italian that is making waves in its first months of service and an exciting pop-up heading to one of the world’s finest restaurants in Monaco.
Earlier this year Gordon Ramsay announced the closure of his Mayfair restaurant Maze after 14 years. Work immediately began on replacing it with his new Asian-inspired concept Lucky Cat. The restaurant opens its doors in late June following a multi-million-dollar refurbishment. Ramsay has described Lucky Cat as an “authentic Asian eating house” inspired by the drinking dens of 1930s Tokyo.
The menu will naturally make use of the finest Asian ingredients and flavors and use traditional techniques to produce Michelin-level dishes. The restaurant’s first seasonal dish is ‘chawan mushi’ – a steamed egg custard topped with truffle and mushrooms and a side of caviar. There is also a Raw Bar where sushi will be prepared in front of diners as well as an Asian-inspired cocktail menu.