“I want to create lasting memories for our guests”

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The Great Fosters hotel in Egham, Surrey is to relaunch its Tudor Room restaurant as the Tudor Pass under new executive chef Alex Payne on 1 October.

Alex’s appointment follows the departure of the restaurant's former executive chef Tony Parkin in July.

Commenting ahead of the restaurant’s relaunch next month, Alex said: "My team and I plan to explain and serve many of the dishes directly to diners to bring some of the excitement and theatre of the kitchen into the restaurant.”

Discussing the ambience he intends to create for his guests, Alex revealed: “I want to create lasting memories for our guests; whether that's eating something they've never tasted before, finding their new favourite wine that's paired with one of our dishes, or simply learning something new about cooking from the team."

FROM MASTERCHEF TO EXECUTIVE CHEF

Alex appeared on TV screens back in 2018 when he competed in season 11 of MasterChef: The Professionals, whilst Head chef at the Thames Table at Crockers in Henley-on-Thames.

Before becoming a household name, Alex previously worked with Heston Blumenthal and Gordon Ramsay, allowing him to develop his career and pick up essential experience.

In his new role, Alex will oversee the lunch and dinner menu, serving dishes with seasonal ingredients using modern techniques.

Commenting on Alex’s appointment, Prem Kumar hotel manager at the Great Fosters Estate, added: "We are delighted to be opening the Tudor Pass and eagerly anticipate Alex's exciting menu. I know that our guests are really going to enjoy this new style of cooking and we all look forward to The Tudor Pass becoming the restaurant of choice for local Surrey residents as well as becoming a reason to visit for guests coming to stay overnight with us."

The recently refurbished Tudor Pass restaurant will only have seven tables and will be open Wednesdays to Saturdays, with prices starting at £65 for a four-course lunch and £120 for a seven-course dinner.

The Great Fosters is part of the Alexander Hotel Collection and features 56 individually designed bedrooms, two restaurants, private dining facilities and the Utopia Retreat.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Editor 20th September 2022

“I want to create lasting memories for our guests”