Gary Usher confirms new restaurant opening plans
Chef Gary Usher has confirmed plans for his new restaurant venture, Burnt Truffle.
The new site, which will be a sister restaurant to Usher's successful Cheshire site Sticky Walnut, will have 60 covers indoors and 40 outside.
Expected to open in mid to late July, the restaurant will be on the site of the former Milos restaurant in Heswall, in the Wirral.
Usher confirmed the site was being signed for and completed when he spoke to The Caterer editor Amanda Afiya at this week's Caterer Digital Summit, held at London events venue Kings Place.
Burnt Truffle has been entirely supported by crowdfunded money via website Kickstarter, on which Usher raised £100,000 from the public. He produced a video and canvassed on Twitter to help drum-up support, and offered anyone who donated a range of rewards for doing so, such as meals at the restaurant and supporters' names engraved on the restaurant's future wall.
Speaking about the project, Usher told The Caterer: "I feel quite relieved as it was quite a big responsibility to get it finished, for all the Kickstarter people and also the staff."
Most of the staff will be promoted from positions at Sticky Walnut, which first opened in 2010.
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