The Eden Hotel Collection is delighted to announce that Paul Evans has been appointed Head Chef at Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa in Warwickshire, a hotel renowned for its award-winning cuisine.
Paul is responsible for heading up the hotel’s flagship restaurant, The Dining Room. He has joined the Eden Hotel Collection from the Burlington Restaurant at The Devonshire Arms, Yorkshire. His previous experience includes positions at Lords of the Manor, The Crown at Whitebrook, L’Enclume and The Waterside Inn. The Burlington Restaurant was Paul’s first Head Chef position, where he was awarded 3 Rosettes by the AA Restaurant Guide.
Says Paul Evans: “Mallory Court has a longstanding reputation for being one of the finest hotels in the country. It has always been a property that I admired and, when the position of Head Chef arose, there was no doubt in my mind that this was the property at which to make my mark.
“We are so lucky to have an extensive kitchen garden on site – produce that the gardeners bring into the kitchen is exceptional. One of my favourite parts of the day is walking around the garden picking and tasting the latest offerings. With home-grown ingredients and a team of fantastic local suppliers, my aim is to create menus that deliver an exciting dining experience for our guests, ensuring that the restaurant retains its outstanding reputation as one of the finest dining establishments in the area.”
Paul’s signature summer dish is Cured Mackerel, served with fennel chutney, black-garlic purée, basil oil and a heritage-tomato consommé. His other favourite dishes include
Roast breast of creedy carver duck, salt baked fennel, glazed peach and duck jus, followed by Mallory Garden strawberries, creme fraiche mousse, meadowsweet jelly and strawberry sorbet.
Notes to Editors
AA ‘SMALL HOTEL GROUP OF THE YEAR’ 2015: The Eden Hotel Collection won the ‘Small Hotel Group of the Year’ category at the AA Hospitality Awards.
• The Eden Hotel Collection is part of The Rigby Group Plc, one of the UK’s largest and most successful family-owned businesses. Founded by IT entrepreneur Sir Peter Rigby, the Group’s portfolio spans hotels, aviation, technology, property and investments.
• The Eden Hotel Collection has evolved over the last 16 years through the acquisition and restoration by The Rigby Group of carefully-chosen hotels, each with unique attributes but all offering the same impeccable standards of service, quality and attention to detail.
• The Eden Hotel Collection consists of nine luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. They are Mallory Court, Leamington Spa; Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel and Bovey Castle in Devon; The Kings Hotel, Cotswolds; The Arden Hotel and Arden House in Stratford-upon-Avon; Brockencote Hall Hotel, Worcestershire; The Greenway Hotel & Spa, Cheltenham, and The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa, Somerset.
For more details or to book, visit www.edenhotelcollection.com.