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February 7, 2010

The Lanesborough’s Restaurant Achieves A Michelin Star

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

London, England – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

The Lanesborough, London’s premier luxury hotel offering distinguished residential-style service in elegantly historic surroundings, has been bestowed a prestigious Michelin star for ‘Apsleys – a Heinz Beck Restaurant.’ Since beginning service in September 2009, the restaurant has become the epicenter of the London dining scene under the supervision of Chef Heinz Beck and Executive Chef Massimiliano Blasone. The restaurant now holds the record for the fastest London restaurant to be awarded a star, less than 5 months after opening in September 2009. The 2010 Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland was be released on January 20, 2010.

“Since opening in 1991, The Lanesborough has been unwavering in its commitment to delivering first-class service and amenities to its visitors,” said Mr. Geoffrey Gelardi, Managing Director of The Lanesborough. “The award bestowed upon ‘Apsleys – a Heinz Beck Restaurant’ by Michelin reinforces this ideal and compels us to continue to strive for excellence.”

‘Apsleys – a Heinz Beck Restaurant’ features traditional Italian fare with antipasti, soup, pasta, meat and fish main courses as well as desserts. Beck, who already holds three Michelin stars for his work at Rome’s La Pergola, created the menu with the intention of keeping dishes healthy and approachable yet still exciting.

The menu features starter dishes such as ‘Seabass Cannolo with Celery and Melon’ and inspiring pasta dishes including ‘Rabbit Ravioli and Pistachio’ and ‘White Truffle Risotto with Salmon Carpaccio.’ Main courses such as ‘Cod Nero Chickpeas and Red Pepper Jus’ and ‘Slow Braised Veal Cheek on Apple Puree and Salsify’ are also on the menu. ‘Apsleys – a Heinz Beck Restaurant’ also highlights a ‘Menu del Giorno’ available at lunch with three courses priced at £28. Finally, Beck created a seven course ‘Apsleys Tasting Menu’ available at £85 per person.

The cuisine featured at ‘Apsleys – a Heinz Beck Restaurant’ compliments the grandeur of The Lanesborough creating an experience that is ideal for both a formal business meal and relaxed social dining. The recently renovated dining room, which is located under The Lanesborough’s famed conservatory, was designed by the world-renowned Tihany Design, founded by Adam Tihany. The firm has been responsible for some of the world’s most noteworthy restaurants including Le Cirque, Jean-Georges and Per Se in New York and The French Laundry in California.

The Lanesborough is a luxury hotel offering distinguished, residential-style service in elegant, historic surroundings. The Lanesborough recreates the elegance and sophistication of an eighteenth century private residence. The Lanesborough is situated in Knightsbridge in the heart of London. The hotel is situated directly across from Hyde Park and Constitution Arch, adjacent to the grounds of Buckingham Palace. It is ideally located for many of London’s top attractions, including perhaps the world’s most famous store, Harrods.

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