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By admin | August 19 2013
By Katherine Greene
England’s acclaimed countryside estate, Cliveden House, is pursuing gastronomic greatness with the addition of a new restaurant led by Michelin Star-awarded chef, André Garrett.
The restaurant, which has yet to be named, will replace the Cliveden’s current Terrace Restaurant. The area of Berkshire surrounding the resort is brimming with celebrated culinary hotspots, and is the perfect place for Garrett, who has led the kitchens at London’s Marylebone and Galvin’s at Windows, to cultivate his talent.
“Ever since I was a young man starting out in this amazing trade, Cliveden was ‘the place to be’ outside of London.” Garrett said. “As soon as I visited, I knew that I wanted to be a part of this new era. I am really excited to be joining the team, launching the new restaurant, and placing Cliveden firmly back on the gastronomic map.”
Garrett, who will officially join the Cliveden team in October, studied at Guy Savoy in Paris, and received his first Michelin star as Head Chef at Galvin at Windows Restaurant & Bar in London in 2010. Cliveden House management believes his two decades of experience in the hospitality industry will help cement the new restaurant’s place in the local gastronomic scene.
“Our goal has always been to reestablish this iconic property as one of the very best hotels outside of London,” said Andrew Stembridge, managing director of Cliveden House. “André’s appointment is a perfect match for our gastronomic aspirations.”
The property, which has hosted denizens and guests like Queen Victoria, Lord and Lady Astor, and Winston Churchill for over 300 years, is less than 45 minutes outside of London and just 20 minutes from LondonHeathrowAirport. The estate, which is also celebrating the renovation of its Spring Cottage, the site of the notorious Profumo Affair some 50 years ago, has 38 rooms, including 15 spacious suites, and a summerhouse by the Thames.