Listen up – there is a new chef in town, well by town we mean The Goring, and not entirely new, he has already been cooking at The Bingham… but you get our drift. That’s right Chef Shay Cooper has recently joined The Goring hotel in Belgravia, and he comes well equipped with a Michelin pedigree, Hotel Chef of the Year award and 3 AA Rosettes which he earned at The Bingham in Richmond, it is also where he was awarded his first Michelin Star.
His aim is to keep with traditional British cuisine that The Goring is infamous for, but to take the menu in The Dining Room up a notch to the next chapter, so whilst you will still find classics on the menu they have been refined such as Eggs Drumkilbo a starter synonymous with The Goring it has been honed by Shay, using tomato, consommé jelly and caviar. New dishes include Arbroath smokie kedgeree, Cornish fish stew and for pudding rice pudding with caramelised apple.
As Shay explains:
“I am here to a make a mark, we want a kitchen that is ambitious, rather than content. We are cooking modern British food with personality- as befits The Goring – but food that is rooted in sensibility. It’s all about restraint.”
He may have restraint, but ours will definitely be tested when pay a visit to The Goring next month, ‘we’ll order one of those, one of those, ooh maybe some of that, and a couple of those….’