Regulars at The Langham will have noticed that their star turn, Roux at The Landau, has been closed undergoing renovation. Well now it’s about to throw the doors wide and we can see what they’ve been up to for the last couple months. Expect transformation.
Award winning architectural practice David Collins Studio are responsible for transforming the iconic restaurant. They have form, having been responsible for the design of the original high-ceiling oval dining room, and as the dining experience at Roux at The Landau has evolved, it was an obvious move to hire them back to create a new design that reflects this. Watch out for a stunning new design, centred around a counter with a striking curvilinear form.
And its not only the surroundings which will transform, Michel Roux Jr, together with Chef Nicolas Pasquier, has created a brand new, pared back, menu focussed on the provenance of ingredients.
Highlights promise to include the XL Orkney scallop served with Ivy House farm butter and Oscietra caviar, the Cotswold White chicken gyoza with monk’s beard and lemongrass and the braised turbot, which sounds delicious with Chateau-Chalon sauce and native lobster ravioli.
The simple, but refined, dishes showcasing classic French cooking techniques (Pasquier is a native of the Vendeé) and using the very best ingredients expertly prepared promise to be exceptional. Served alongside creations from The Langham’s Executive Pastry Chef, Andrew Gravett, the food will certainly remain centre stage, but the revamped surroundings and menu will certainly make Roux at The Landau worth a re-visit.
Roux at The Landau: Reopens in ‘early Spring’, The Langham, 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, W1B 1JA www.rouxatthelandau.com