Bruno Loubet and recently appointed head chef David Fogelman have launched a new menu at Bistrot Bruno Loubet at The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell. The menu harks back to Bruno’s French roots with typical bistrot dishes reinterpreted into hearty, modern classics.
David honed his skills at several acclaimed restaurants in America before developing his love of contemporary French cuisine at the successful French/American Blue Pear Bistro in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He then spent three years working every section at Fergus Henderson’s eponymous St John before joining Arnold & Henderson as Head Chef.
David and Bruno have worked together to create an exciting new menu with an emphasis on quality and sustainable ingredients from trusted suppliers. The food reflects the restaurant’s relaxed approach to French cooking with accessible dishes served in a buzzy dining room.
Bruno’s much loved signature dishes such as his Beetroot Ravioli and Guinea Fowl Boudin Blanc remain whilst new dishes include:Hereford snails, tomato and garlic custard, lemon, herb butter, garlic crisps,crispy pig’s trotters, sauce gribiche, herbs, frisÃƒÂ©e salad,rabbit and pork rillettes to name a few.
The restaurant also offers a Prix Fixe menu at lunch and early evening (6.30pm-7.30pm) where diners can choose from two or three course menus (£20, £25).
The Bistrot offers a breakfast menu Monday – Friday; but at the weekends, a more casual brunch menu is served which includes new dishes such as Soused Mackerel, potato salad and Green lentil and chicory salad, pear, red onion, Roquefort dressing.
David was appointed Head Chef at Bistrot Bruno Loubet in August 2014, and will work with Bruno to further develop the restaurant’s distinctive modern bistrot menus as well as lead the kitchens for The Zetter Hotel’s private dining rooms and The Zetter Townhouse, Clerkenwell.
The bar at Bistrot Bruno Loubet offers a succinct list of classic cocktails as well as a 100-strong wine list with a wide selection of wines served by the glass. The 85-cover restaurant designed by Russell Sage offers comfortable surroundings with the striking wall of windows looking over the historic St John Square. The use of reclaimed furniture and quirky objects including a wardrobe made from old doors, and waiter stations made from off-balance shelves, help to convey the wit and personality that The Zetter has become known for.