Yorkshire boutique The Angel Inn appoints first new head chef in 18 years

The Angel Inn exterior

The Angel Inn at Hetton in North Yorkshire has had a change of leadership in the kitchen with the appointment of its first new head chef in 18 years.

The boutique gastro pub with nine bedrooms has welcomed Bruce D’Aloia to the role of head chef, who brings with him a French / Italian background to cooking, which will be reflected in the new menus.

D’Aloia, originally from Vermont in America, D’Aloia boasts a wealth of experience from around the world, including a stint as private chef to New York fashion designer Donna Karan.

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Speaking about his new appointment, D’Aloia said his food was all about ‘delivering pleasure on a plate’ and that he wanted his dishes to ‘make people sit up and take notice’.

Managing director Pascal Watkins said: “This is the most fantastic opportunity for us.  Bruce is very charismatic as well as an enormously talented chef; the Angel is truly experiencing a renaissance. The feedback is fantastic and for the first time in my memory the number of orders for Angel Moneybags has dipped as diners have been tempted by the new options!”

D’Aloia’s new menu, which is offered in both the restaurant and the brasserie, includes some Angel staples as well as regularly changing dishes such as fork tender oxtail, mustard and herb crusted lamb rack or silver hake satay.

The Wine Cave, in the barns opposite, will be the venue for D’Aloia’s cooking demonstrations, a  regular Chef’s Table and private dinner parties.

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