Chris Emery announced as Orelle's executive chef

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The restaurant based in Birmingham is set to opens its doors to the public October 14.

Located on the 24th floor of 103 Colmore Row, the restaurant will be set against a backdrop of a 360-degree panoramic views across the city and beyond.

Led by Executive Chef Chris Emery, who joins the restaurant following positions at The Alice in Oxford and Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred restaurants Pollen Street Social and The Clocktower in New York, Orelle will offer a Modern French menu to its guests.

Des Gunewardena, Chairman and CEO of D&D London, announced: “Birmingham is known for its high-quality food and drink scene, which we are very enthusiastic to become part of.”

Commenting on Chris’s appointment as executive chef, Des added: “The team we have assembled is testament to that. Our aim is for Orelle to be talked about as much for Chris’ food and Tiago’s cocktails as it will be for its views.”

French Recipes and British Produce

Offering a contemporary take on classic French recipes, Emery’s menu has been designed to showcase the best of British produce and celebrate the stories behind locally-sourced ingredients.

Dishes include blackberry cured ‘Truite’ for starter; ‘Porcelet’ suckling pig and ‘Citrouille’ tagliatelle for mains, and a venison, grouse and chicken wellington ‘En Croute’ for sharing.

Alongside Emery’s menu is an extensive list of wines, spirits and more than 20 cocktails that have been created by Tiago Bastos – who previously worked at the The Grand Hotel and The Edgbaston Hotel. The signature Orelle cocktail, ‘Gold 75’, features Tanqueray 10, Choya Yuzu, fresh lemon and Taittinger NV Brut Champagne.

On the ground floor, Orelle’s 38-cover café and 28-cover outdoor terrace will be open from 8am – 11pm, serving freshly prepared breakfasts, brunches, lunches and afternoon tea. In the evening, the space will evolve into a cocktail bar.

Orelle is the first venture in the Midlands for hospitality group, D&D London, joining its portfolio of more than 40 diverse restaurants, bars and a hotel in the UK, Paris and New York.

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Editor 22nd September 2022

Chris Emery announced as Orelle's executive chef