Date posted: 3rd May 2017 / News
Festival Lunch with Award Winning Chef John Burton-Race
Join award-winning chef John Burton-Race, for a fabulous two-course lunch and a glass of wine. John has chosen the menus specifically with the Festival lunch in mind. He will talk about those and his successful career at the lunch.Born in Singapore in 1957, John spent his formative years travelling extensively alongside his diplomat father. These influences are still visible within his food, which combines his innovative ideas with the best of British produce. Trained in a number of London’s top restaurants including Quaglino’s, Hotel Meurice London, and La Sorbonne; Burton Race has worked alongside some of the world’s most celebrated chefs including Raymond Blanc. It was as Head Chef at the renowned Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Buckinghamshire, where he was awarded his first Michelin star in 1983. Since then, John’s success continued, after opening his own restaurant, L’Ortolan in Berkshire. He was awarded an additional two Michelin stars, an achievement he repeated at the John Burton Race Restaurant at the Landmark Hotel in 2000.
Two years later, John was introduced to the public conscious with his role in the Channel 4 documentary series French Leave, and after a sabbatical spent in France, he returned to the culinary fraternity, launching The New Angel restaurant in Devon in 2004. Within a year the restaurant was awarded a Michelin Star, which it retained until Burton Race’s departure in 2010.
Burton Race opened The New Angel in Notting Hill, which was widely acclaimed, gaining three AA Rosettes, a place in Harden’s Top 10 new openings 2015, as well as a slot in Open Table’s Top 100. Most recently, he has announced his partnership with Richardson Hotels, which has resulted in the new restaurant John Burton-Race at the Grosvenor Hotel in Torquay, with an emphasis on local produce, exciting menus and innovative wine pairings.
Bookings: Tel 01726 879 500 Tickets £25
NB Please contact the Fowey Hotel on 01726 832 551 with any special dietary requirements.