10 Feb 2013
Exclusive Hotels announce the appointment of Olly Rouse as Head Chef at Lainston House
Exclusive Hotels are delighted to announce the appointment of Olly Rouse as Head Chef at Lainston House, Hampshire. Olly will be overseeing all of Lainston House’s Food and Beverage offerings including the award-winning Avenue Restaurant (3 AA rosettes). Olly brings a wealth of experience; he was previously Head Chef at Coworth Park where he helped achieve a series of accolades including a Michelin star within its first year of opening and 3 AA rosettes. His other experience includes The Vineyard at Stockcross as Sous Chef and Pétrus under Gordon Ramsay Holdings as well as stages at Le Meurice and The Fat Duck.
Olly commented: “Lainston House has everything I’ve been looking for within a property. I cannot wait to work with the team and grow our food philosophy in a really natural way. Our surroundings will be our inspiration to drive the food in the restaurant. We will embrace our Kitchen Garden and set out to utilise all it produces, with interesting combinations created to intrigue and give the feel-good factor. Diners can expect dishes which are complex in flavour and texture, with simple yet elegant presentation. We will be using many old and forgotten techniques and the very best of British ingredient to produce dishes that will take health and the environment into consideration.”
Lainston House is a charming 17th century country house hotel that stands in 63 acres of beautiful Hampshire parkland with 50 individually designed bedrooms.