|Photo by Freeimages.com/Guillaume Roux|
At the end of April, Four Seasons concluded management of the Canary Wharf property in London, and now all eyes are on the December 2016 opening of the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square. One of the most exciting developments is the announcement that Anne-Sophie Pic—the only French female chef with three Michelin stars—will open an outpost of her “La Dame de Pic” restaurant there.
When the La Dame de Pic first opened in Paris in 2012, it made a splash with a unique perfume concept; diners were invited to smell a perfume blotter and choose a menu based on a scent. Those same spices were then found in the matching menu. Today the restaurant, which has evolved to reflect Anne-Sophie Pic's Valence universe, continues to be quite popular in the City of Light.
Aesthetically, London's "La Dame de Pic" will channel the Parisian brasserie in a British context; it will be decorated by Paris-based designer Bruno Moinard with leather banquettes and carved woodwork.
Anne-Sophie Pic’s culinary empire spans multiple locations: Valence—where she got her star at her family restaurant—Paris, and Lausanne (Anne-Sophie Pic at the Beau Rivage Palace). The London restaurant will be her first in the United Kingdom. A few years ago, the esteemed chef had been planning to export her culinary concept to New York, but this plan is no longer in the works.