LACE MARKET HOTEL ANNOUNCES NEW CHEF FOR MERCHANTS RESTAURANT
The Lace Market Hotel in Nottingham, which is part of the Finesse Collection of Hotels, has announced the appointment of Richard Donohue as head chef of the hotel's contemporary restaurant, Merchants.
Born in Nottingham, Richard, 27, a former Clarendon College catering and hospitality student, has travelled extensively across the USA, Europe, New Zealand, Finland and South Africa working in a number of high class restaurants to gain inspiration for his menu's.
His twelve years of experience includes working at a number of top class and Michelin starred restaurants such as The French Laundry, Harts, Hambleton Hall and Chez Domanique in Helsinki, as well as Head Chef at Marco Pierre White in Nottingham.
Whilst working in New Zealand, Richard was appointed as the Executive Chef at the Duke of Marlborough, by Simon Gault, the head judge on New Zealand's Master Chef TV programme.
Since December 2012, he has been working as a consultancy chef, and his most recent assignment was at The Bingham Pub & Restaurant, where he became one of only 300 Chefs to be featured in the Great British Cook Guide as well as achieving rosettes in the forthcoming edition of the AA Restaurant and Pub Guide.
Commenting on Richard's appointment, Ben Orton, General Manager, Lace Market Hotel said, "Merchants is one of Nottingham's best loved restaurants. It has a long-standing tradition of presenting a wide and varied menu of high class cuisine. We are delighted that Richard has joined the team."
Richard has great plans for using his modern technical skills to adapt menus for the Nottingham market, using local produce. Having undergone a recent re-fit, Merchants is ready to reclaim its rightful position at the top of the list of Nottingham best restaurants, and will be open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm in the evening.
The restaurant is planning a number of special launch nights in January featuring a six course tasting menu. Limited places are available, so anyone interested in attending, should email Robert Burton for further details firstname.lastname@example.org.
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