Another French chef is heading across the Channel. After Paris icon Taillevent announced plans to open an outpost in London, we hear that Inaki Aizpitarte—the award-winning Basque-French chef behind Le Chateaubriand and Le Dauphin in Paris—will open a restaurant called Le Chabanais in February or March.
To be located on Mount Street in Mayfair, the informal resto will have a menu that changes daily based on market produce. Taking its name from a Belle Époque brothel, Le Chabanais will be Aizpitarte’s first restaurant outside Paris. The 42 year-old chef routinely wins awards for his creativity and innovation in the kitchen. (Most recently, Le Chateaubriand scored 27th in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards.)
As reported by Bloomberg, the restaurant is “a collaboration between Varun Talreja and the Leela hotel group with Aizpitarte and his partners Franck Audoux and Laurent Cabut.” The happening London food scene continues to draw the world’s gaze, and increasingly, top chefs are lured to open establishments in the British capital.
Pictured: Mount Street in London, via Wikipedia/ Martin Pettit