Joël Robuchon International is to launch two London restaurants this year.
Le Comptoir Robuchon will open in Clarges Street, Mayfair, in October, while Le Deli Robuchon on Piccadilly will launch in November. The openings follow the closure of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in London’s Covent Garden in April (no real loss whatsoever).
Robuchon, a French culinary legend, died last year aged 73. He left behind a portfolio of 13 restaurants and 24 Michelin stars. His name is well and truly living on.
Le Comptoir Robuchon will be led by executive chef Jeremy Page, who worked closely with Robuchon for 13 years at the original L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Saint Germain, Paris.
The menu will be based around small plates and composed of two parts: La Saison, a selection of contemporary, seasonal dishes; and Les Eternels, a collection of Robuchon’s classics. Aha.
Les Eternels will include Le Homard, native lobster and romesco sauce; La Caille, quail, foie gras and truffle; and Les Tomates, gazpacho, heirlooms and burrata.
Any pomme puree?