Monday 22 April 2019

Star chef Byatt brings English cuisine magic to Bahrain

MANAMA, April 16, 2018

The English Excellence - award-winning Chef Adam Byatt is introducing an exquisite insight into hearty English cuisine at the Capital Club Bahrain, premier private City Club situated in the heart of the kingdom's financial district.

“A place must be perceived in a dish”, words by Food Director of Rocco Forte Hotels, Fulvio Pierangelini, and One Michelin Star Chef Adam Byatt delivers exactly that in three unique settings through his multi-award winning restaurants, Trinity, Upstairs, and Bistro Union - each highlighting different elements of English cuisine.

Combining his love for food, passion for cooking, and quest for working with the freshest ingredients, Chef Adam Byatt presents a delicious trilogy of the makings of the English culinary scene; from special occasions to comfort eating, Chef Adam Byatt  brings to his diners a personal and noteworthy dining experience.

Exposed to the world of cooking from a very young age, Essex-native Byatt learnt the art of good food making from his very own kitchen as his grandfather was a cook in the Army, and his mother, a professionally trained chef - becoming an eminent member of the world’s gastronomic scene was only inevitable for him.

By the age of 16, Chef Adam was introduced to the Savoy Education Trust that offered him a placement at the notable Claridge’s Hotel, and started his culinary education at Bournemouth - via the Academy of Culinary Arts and a scholarship with Claridge’s.

His time was divided yet fully dedicated between Claridge’s and Bournemouth allowing him to fully immerse himself in the world of culinary, and eventually graduating as a qualified chef. His ambition towards the industry lead him to working as a Sous Chef for award-winning restaurant, The Square, which earned their second Michelin during his time there, and by 2001 he opened his own celebrated restaurant, Thyme in Clapham.

In 2005 Trinity was launched in Clapham Old Town, earning its Michelin Star, as well as AA’s London Restaurant of the Year, Time Out Best New Restaurant, holding three AA rosettes for four years, and was voted top ten restaurants by Hardens and Zagat in 2010 and 2011, and many other noteworthy accolades amongst its long list of achievements.

The restaurant even earned the praise of Giles Coren of The Times who said Trinity was, “as close to an absolutely perfect experience of eating out as it is possible to have.”

Showcasing his dexterity and command on the cuisine, Chef Adam opened his second restaurant, Bistro Union, which was epitome of a British bistro with all-day dining in a more relaxed environment, compared to Trinity, which has a more upscale and luxe ambiance.

The refurbishment of Trinity also saw the inception of Chef Adam’s third venue in 2015, Upstairs, which he describes as “an extension of the food that I cook at home”, and the venue earned its Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide in just under a year of of its launch.

Chef Adam’s obvious love for the culinary arts allowed him to delve into three different segments of authentic British dining, catering to his wide range of clientele all the while maintaining a personal element to his of his venues and their respective menus.

His vigor has not only allowed for his expertise to be shared through his restaurants, but also though his culinary writing that include three cookbooks, a contribution in a cookbook, and a monthly contributor as a columnist, and a to a blog.

Additionally, the celebrity chef has made numerous appearances on television and radio, as well as being a regular on BBC 1’s Saturday Kitchen.

Sharing his knowledge and skills with the aspiring chefs of the future, Chef Adam also is a mentor to young chefs through his own restaurants and through the Academy of Culinary Arts - the institution that allowed him to take his first steps into the culinary world.

Proud of his native cuisine, Chef Adam also travelled to Hong Kong, as an ambassador to promote British food abroad to educate the world about what is traditional British food, and bringing the same knowledge and delicious menu to Bahrain, Chef Adam visits the Capital Club Bahrain as part of the Celebrity Chef Series to share with the region a sample of his skills.

Over the course of the 3-day stay, Chef Adam will use local produce to create his signature dishes, as well explore the tastes of the GCC and understand what makes food in this part of the world so unique and flavorous.

“It is the perfect opportunity to have the East meet the West in a culinary combination to allow our guests and members to experience different cultures through their dishes”, remarked General Sumeet Jhingan.

Since Bahrain’s Food and Beverage industry has seen a major change in the recent years, having a chef like Chef Adam possibly explore the possibility of setting up a venue in the kingdom would be a great opportunity, as the addition of a Michelin Star restaurant would give the dynamic food industry an even higher elevation, as well as allow Chef Adam to work with the like-minded gastronomic creatives here to share ideas, recipes, cooking methods, and much more," stated Jhingan.

During this special occasion, 5 lucky winners will be chosen to dine in Chef Adam’s flagship One Michelin star restaurant, Trinity in London. Winners can enjoy either lunch or dinner and a specially prepared menu by Chef Adam valid for one year, he added.

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