A new head chef has been appointed at a Plymouth restaurant that boasts one of the best views in the whole South West.
Daniel Weaver, who is born and bred in Plymouth and has lived in the city all his life, has now taken over the reins of the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill.
Located on the top floor of the Crown Plaza Hotel on Armada Way, the restaurant is a destination with a difference. Taking up space on the whole top floor, it affords stunning sea views over the Hoe and to Cornwall giving the perfect backdrop for diners looking to enjoy what Pierre White describes as ‘affordable glamour’.
Daniel said: “I wanted to be a chef from a very young age and was originally influenced and inspired by both my mother and sister.
“I love cooking and alongside making the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill the go-to restaurant in Plymouth, one of my main goals is to pass on my excitement of cooking to others and create a positive learning environment.
“To take the reins at a venue that has been developed and is overseen by arguably the greatest chef the UK has ever produced is both hugely exciting and a little nerve-racking in equal measure but I’m convinced that the team here has got what it takes to make this steakhouse an amazing place to dine for both visitors and locals to Plymouth.”
Having just launched a brand-new menu, customers to the restaurant will be able to enjoy a host of exciting new dishes that have been personally curated by Pierre White.
While steak remains at its heart, some intriguing twists on existing dishes have been included and there are also more vegan and vegetarian options which caters for the rise in people turning to vegetable and dairy-free based diets.
On the hors d’oeuvres selection one of the new additions is a delicious charcuterie called Perinelli and Mr White’s English Cured Meats and follows a chance meeting between White and Giuseppe Perinelli, who runs his own meat curing business in Penge, South London.
Two new soups have been added to the hors d’oeuvres section including the appetising Governor’s French Onion Soup and a Cream of Butternut Squash soup and are perfect for the Autumn.
Those who fancy something a little lighter can choose between two new salads including the Lofthouse Farm Salad which includes Wiltshire ham, eggs and Gruyere cheese or the Belgian Endive and Blue Monday Salad which includes a fresh poached pear, candied walnuts and merlot vinaigrette.
Of course, steak remains the star, with the menu maintaining a sumptuous selection of sirloin, ribeye and fillet, all supplied by Royal Warrant butcher Campbell Brothers.
Three eye-catching signature fillets have been added including the Fillet of Beef a la Forestiere, Fillet of Beef a l’escargot and Fillet of Beef au poivre while a beautiful Grilled Delmonico Steak – which derives its name from Delmonico’s restaurant in New York City - has been added and is perfect for those looking to share.
Accompanying the steaks are a new selection of five delicious ‘toppings’ such as the Fried Double Yolk Eggs Holstein and Bordelaise Butter and are regarded by the gastronomy heavyweight as being the ideal accompaniment to the 28-day aged meat.
Two new dishes have been added to the vegetarian and vegan selection including a Gnocchi in fresh tomato sauce and Grilled Aubergine a la niçoise.
Philip Rankin, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Plymouth added: “It’s great to have Daniel on board. His passion for food and his driven personality have helped him advance quickly in his career. We’re delighted to now have him on board and look forward to welcoming customers both old and new to try out the new menu.
“For those that haven’t been here before, the view here is just so inspiring. Eating out should be all about affordable glamour and that’s at the very heart of this new menu.”
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