D&D London has announced Igor Tymchyshyn as chef-patron of its three-AA-rosette, French-style restaurant Orrery in London's Marylebone.
Tymchyshyn first joined the site as head chef in April 2008 following his head chef position at the Michelin-starred Mirabelle in London's Mayfair, having worked his way up from sous chef and senior sous.
He was also a sous chef at former St James's restaurant L'Oranger in 1998, and became head chef at Jean-Christophe Novelli's erstwhile Michelin-starred Clerkenwell site Maison Novelli in 1996.
Tymchyshyn will continue to focus on British seasonal ingredients, and source as much local produce as possible for the near-daily changing menu at the site, which was refurbished in May last year.
Typical dishes include truffle and potato ravioli with a mushroom and butter emulsion; Dorset sea bass with herbed crust, wild mushroom, horseradish cream and beetroot; partridge with braised cabbage, pancetta, orange and jus; and citrus and bourbon vanilla crème brûlée with clementine sorbet. There is also a cheese trolley.
David Loewi, D&D London managing director, said: "We are absolutely thrilled that Tymchyshyn has accepted the role of chef-patron at Orrery. His passionate approach to cooking has established Orrery as a beloved destination among Marylebone locals and Londoners alike."
Originally founded by Terence Conran, and now taken over by Loewi and Des Gunewardena, D&D London owns and operates over 30 restaurants across London, Leeds, Paris, New York and Tokyo, including Launceston Place, Le Pont de la Tour, Coq d'Argent, Bluebird and Skylon.
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