The Curious Kitchen will open at Aztec Hotel and Spa in Bristol next week.
The AA Rosette will open its doors under its new guise after a two year transformation project, which has seen the restaurant space, dining terrace and private dining areas overhauled.
A new kitchen team has also been introduced and developed.
The Curious Kitchen is the brainchild of executive head chef Marc Payne who is taking cooking ‘back to its roots’ to create ‘homemade culinary masterpieces’ for the new space.
“Time is a luxury, especially in a kitchen, and while it is easier to buy in pre-made ingredients, I felt it was important that we ourselves prepared as much of our produce as possible,” says Payne. “It has been so interesting being able to find great flavour combinations and adapting some of the more traditional techniques to create our own styles. The team has been enthusiastic at embracing my vision and have relished learning and developing these new skills.”
Payne and his team will be running special events throughout the year, including wine dinners and tasting evenings.
The Curious Kitchen is also home to the Garden Room private dining room which seats up to 24 people.