Restaurant chief with Michelin-star record joins Welsh hotel


A restaurant manager with a proven track record of Michelin stars has been appointed at the award-winning country house hotel, Llangoed Hall.

Bruno Asselin, who is originally from Burgundy in France, has helped restaurants achieve 21 Michelin stars during his career and now hopes to pass on his experience to the team at the 23-bedroom Llangoed Hall at Llyswen, near Brecon.

Arriving in the UK in 1991, he worked with Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat;’ Saisons for three years, Pied a Tere Restaurant in London for a total of nine years, Annapurna Hotel, Courchevelle and Neat Restaurant, Cannes, Pharmacy Restaurant, Nottinghill Gate, London, Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa, Bath and Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa, Bagshot.

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He was also runner up for the UK’s best sommelier in 1990 and ’91 for French wines and spirits and world wines and spirits respectively.

Speaking of his new challenge, Asselin said: “The food being cooked here by head chef Nick Brodie is fantastic and the hall is like a museum with all its wonderful works of art; I am very excited to be here.

“Having achieved two Michelin stars with three different chefs, I believe we are already close to a Michelin star. The partnership between the head chef and myself is something very special and I believe the possibilities are limitless.

“I have been lucky to work all my life with passionate and talented chefs and I can see the potential here.”