The Connaught, one of London’s most distinguished hotels is now home to a new restaurant, Jean-Georges at The Connaught.
Opened by the internationally renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the all-day restaurant will have an eclectic menu which is inspired by Jean-Georges’ classic French training, his signature use of Asian flavours and his unique take on British classics such as fish and chips. Taking the same approach as he does in his New York restaurants, (The Mark, ABC Kitchen and his vegan eatery, ABCV), only the best British ingredients will be used. Dishes will include the likes of egg toast and caviar; crispy salmon sushi and his legendary black truffle and fontina pizza, as well as classic Connaught dishes including truffle scrambled eggs, French brioche toast and a Full English. Puddings include a raspberry mojito with lemon mint curd, mojito sorbet, raspberry and a demerara sugar; peach candy floss and chocolate caramel peanuts.
There’s an emphasis on craftsmanship and art, with contemporary architect John Heah, leading the design of the restaurant. As well as there being a bespoke creation from Sean Scully, French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, has worked on a series of stained glass windows that represent the different stages of the day from sunrise to sunset, which will tint the room in hues of orange and gold as the sun shines through.
It’s the next chapter for the iconic hotel and we have a feeling it’s going to be a good one.
Jean-Georges at The Connaught: Open now, Carlos Place, Carlos Place, Mayfair W1K 2AL, www.the-connaught.co.uk