Michelin starred chef joins Apsleys

Next week, the restaurant at London’s Lanesborough Hotel will be renamed ‘Apsleys – A Heinz Beck Restaurant’ when the internationally renowned chef takes control of the kitchens. The name might not be familiar to UK diners yet but Heinz Beck is a household name in Italy where his restaurant La Pergola in Rome holds three Michelin stars.

The restaurant will be overseen by a hand-picked brigage of mostly Italian chefs, including Executive Chef Massimiliano Blasone who has worked with Beck for 11 years and earned a Michelin star of his own in Tuscany. He will be ensuring the quality and consistency of Beck’s new menu, which focuses on light Mediterranean dishes and traditional Italian antipasto, meat and fish.

Diners can look forward to pasta dishes like rabbit ravioli and potato gnocchi with shellfish broth, as well as more delicate starters like the sea bass cannolo with celery and melon. To follow, there are refined versions of Italian classics like fillet of beef cooked in red wine and roast pigeon with pearl onion and mustard seed sauce.

If you’re celebrating, the seven-course tasting menu (£75 per head) is a treat for the whole table; while the business lunch crowd will love the £26 three-course ‘Menu del Giorno’.

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