The Gilpin reveals new restaurant names

06 January 2023 by
The Gilpin reveals new restaurant names

The Gilpin Hotel and Lake House in Windermere has confirmed the new names of its restaurants will include Source at Gilpin Hotel and Glöð at Gilpin Lake House, following the departure of executive chef Hrishikesh Desai last month.

Three chefs – Ollie Bridgwater, Tom ‘Westy' Westerland and Aakash Ohol – were appointed to oversee the Gilpin's three restaurants, which were known as HRiSHi, Gilpin Spice and Gilpin Grill under Desai's seven-year tenure.

HRiSHi will be called Source at Gilpin Hotel. Bridgwater, newly appointed executive chef and former sous chef at Heston Blumenthal's the Fat Duck in Bray, will be leading the menu, which will focus on sustainable and locally sourced produce.

The Lake House Grill will be renamed Glöð at Gilpin Lake House, which means ‘glowing embers' and ‘gladness' in Old Norse. Westerland, who was head chef of the Brasserie at Lucknam Park, will introduce a menu that features twists on household products, such as his signature Branston pickle butter.

Gilpin Spice will keep its former branding under head chef Aakash Ohol, who will offer guests dishes exploring Indian, Filipino, Chinese, Japanese or Vietnamese cuisine.

Barney Cunliffe, owner of the Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, said: "We took this opportunity to appoint a new chef in each restaurant, and while the three chefs will work in partnership, each restaurant will be run independently. Ultimately, our aim is for our guests to be spoilt for choice and for Gilpin to be a complete foodie destination. One that's built on a sustainable ethos.

"Sustainability has always been important to us, and now we have the chance to do something really extraordinary, with all chefs working together to ensure there is next to no food waste, something we believe will magnify their creativity as they strive to use every single part of the animal."

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