What: Belmond Cadogan Hotel London
In a nutshell: Adam Handling takes on the food side of things at Belmond's flagship London hotel
Summing it all up: From Shoreditch to Sloane Street, Adam Handling's rise has been meteoric. At their English countryside hotel Le Manoir Belmond picked Raymond Blanc, now they're putting all their resources behind Handling at their flagship Knightsbridge hotel.
So this is a turn up for the books. Just months ago we were speculating that the chef coming into the new Belmond Cadogan hotel's restaurant might be Raymond Blanc. But now they've announced that wunderkind Adam Handling is the person taking on the challenge at the prestigious hotel chain's flagship London property.
Handling's no stranger to the hotel scene - his first Scottish job was as a trainee at Gleneagles but since then he's been busy opening restaurants in East London and causing a stir on social media because of this memorable Giles Coren encounter. In his role as Executive Chef here, he'll run everything from the main restaurant which will feature an open kitchen – through to The Bar and Terrace, accessed directly from Pont Street which will serve up "lighter bites curated by Adam and his team".
This will also give Handling an opportunity to enter London's hugely competitive afternoon tea scene as he'll be doing the menus at the Tea Lounge too.
A spokesperson for the hotel said Handling would bring his "energetic passion for traditional British cuisine with a modern twist" to the hotel.
"Adam’s culinary skill, combined with his incredible passion for curating the ultimate fine-dining experience makes him the perfect partner," said Klaus Kabelitz, General Manager, Belmond Cadogan Hotel.
More about Belmond Cadogan Hotel London
Where is it? 75 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9SG
When does it open? Winter 2018
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