Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten Returns to London

Acclaimed New York-based French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will be opening a new culinary establishment at London’s Connaught hotel next spring.

Vongerichten’s restaurant will serve French cuisine in a casual atmosphere for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. The luxury hotel also houses Hélène Darroze’s two Michelin-starred restaurant.

The new dining space will mark Vongerichten’s return to London’s gastronomy scene. Previously, his acclaimed restaurant Vong occupied The Berkeley before closing in 2002.

“I am excited to make my return to London, one of the most vibrant and dynamic food destinations in the world and I hope to create a new restaurant at The Connaught that reflects both my signature farm to table cooking style but with a few surprises,” said the chef in a statement.

The latest opening will expand his restaurant empire, which includes outposts across the US, China, Hong Kong, France, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Mexico. His flagship New York restaurant Jean-Georges holds three Michelin stars.

The restaurant at The Connaught is slated to open in the spring of 2017.

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