Another top French chef has her eyes on London's fine dining scene: Anne-Sophie Pic, three-star chef from family's restaurant Maison Pic (est. 1889) in Valence, SE France, has teamed up with the Four Seasons group in their stunning new City hotel venture, which opened in Trinity Square on 26 January. The website tells us to expect dishes "rich in powerful and unexpected flavour combinations".
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An “excellent addition to the City” – this high-ceilinged arrival occupies the gobsmackingly grand, ex-HQ of the old Port of London Authority, near the Tower of London: since January 2017, the second outpost of Four Seasons Hotels in the capital. The dining room – run by the Pic family, who run a much-fêted, Gallic dining empire dating to 1889 in Valence, SE France – is an instant hit with expense-accounters, and wins bouquets from most foodies too for the “sophisticated” and “intense” cuisine from ex-Apsleys chef Luca Piscazzi. There are niggles too: the space – “romantic” to fans – can seem too “blingy” to critics, flavour combinations strike some reporters as “odd”, and, perhaps inevitably, it can all seem “way overpriced”.
La Dame de Pic London is the first UK outpost from acclaimed French Chef Anne-Sophie Pic. Anne-Sophie began her culinary career at the age of 23 at her family’s restaurant, Maison Pic in Valence, south-eastern France. With no formal training, in 2007, she became only the fourth female chef in history to be awarded three Michelin stars and since then has gone on to open restaurants in Lausanne and Paris.
La Dame de Pic London will showcase Anne-Sophie’s passion for unexpected flavour combinations with a focus on seasonal and local ingredients. The 78 cover restaurant, which has been designed by Bruno Moinard and Claire Betaille of Paris-based architects 4BI & Associates, offers a welcoming and relaxed environment with natural wood flooring, curved leather banquettes, columns covered with beveled mirrors and paper artwork by Marianne Guely.
La Dame de Pic London Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Sublime taste experiences. Upmarket service just the right side of arrogant. Ambience lacking as rather lonely in grand surroundings"
10 Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4AJ
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