CHRIS Harrod, who trained under the world famous Raymond Blanc, is the chef owner of Monmouthshire's restaurant with rooms The Crown at Whitebrook.
Chris, aged 39, developed his chef's skills while working at Raymond Blanc's two Michelin starred Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, in Oxfordshire, which is recognised as one of the finest restaurant kitchens in the world, and was previously consultant chef at Lord Newborough's Rhug Estate Organic.
Chris was also head chef at Colette's, the flagship fine dining restaurant of the 5 star hotel and golf resort The Grove, in Hertfordshire. Chris opened the restaurant and whilst there achieved 3 AA rosettes, 6/10 in the Good Food Guide. The Grove was voted AA hotel of the year.
"We will offer a set lunch menu, an a la carte menu and tasting menus and we will also be introducing a Sunday lunch menu with roasts."
"I and my team are going into the Crown at Whitebrook to offer our very best. If we deliver that then I am confident that we will regain the reputation the restaurant has enjoyed previously."
Chris's background is in fine dining and he intends to continue this French influenced British style of cooking at The Crown at Whitebrook using the abundance of local Monmouthshire and Welsh produce on his doorstep.
We all look forward to meeting you at The Crown at Whitebrook.
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