Jean-Christophe Novelli to open restaurant at new DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool
Renowned Chef Will Open Restaurant in New Upscale Grade II Listed City Centre Hotel to Open in April
LIVERPOOL, U.K. - Award winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli has entered into a partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool and management company Interstate Hotels and Resorts to launch his brasserie, Jean-Christophe Novelli at Michelle, a first for Novelli, when the hotel officially opens in April, 2015.
The five out of five, AA Rosette and multi Michelin award-winning chef will mark a return to the UK restaurant sector with his brasserie. The 120 cover restaurant, which will also serve the lounge, conference rooms and banqueting areas for numerous diners, will be spearheaded by Novelli, who has a clear vision of serving delicious, exceptional, high quality cuisine that is healthy and nutritious.
Jean-Christophe Novelli, said, "I've had a few years away from being involved in restaurants to concentrate on my young family, cookery school and chef's academy, however I've always kept my eye out for the right opportunity to come along. As soon as I saw the restoration, high quality and grandeur of DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool, I knew I could feel proud to put my name to what promises to be a really exciting restaurant in beautiful surroundings."
"The dream and the goal is to create the most talked about and respected brasserie in the North West and I'm already experimenting with ideas, themes and concepts and developing a bespoke menu from scratch for Jean-Christophe Novelli at Michelle."
A team of experienced, highly skilled chefs and front of house staff are currently being hand-picked by Novelli to help implement the vision for the brasserie, which will reflect Jean-Christophe's real passion for good quality locally sourced food created with his own "Je ne sais quoi." The final Jean-Christophe Novelli at Michelle team will enter a period of intense training and development both on site at DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool and at Novelli's award-winning Novelli Academy in Hertfordshire.
"I am passionate about getting the right team to work with me and ensure the restaurant remains authentic and true to my high values of creating sensational food by combining many elements, resulting in a recipe that will make everyone feel welcome and excited," said Novelli.
Terence Southward, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool, said, "It's full steam ahead as we announce that DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool will officially open in April. Jean-Christophe is one of the best chefs of his generation and it seems only right that such a prestigious building should be partnered with such a fabulous chef. This is not only wonderful news for the hotel but also a major coup for the city, and we are proud to welcome him to our team at DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool."
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool has undergone a complex restoration that will complete in 10 weeks time. The former home of Liverpool's Conservative Club, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool fuses two Grade II listed buildings, restoring ornate original features from the 19th century. In addition to Jean-Christophe Novelli at Michelle restaurant, the new development will feature upscale bedrooms, executive lounge, opulent spa and large wedding and event spaces alongside conference facilities.
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