Launch date and team finally announced for Galvin La Chapelle

11 November 2009 by
Launch date and team finally announced for Galvin La Chapelle

After two years of planning, a date has been announced for the opening of the Galvin brother's latest venture and the full team has been named.

Galvin La Chapelle and Café de Luxe is set to open on Wednesday 18 November.

The team, headed by brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin and Chris' wife Sara will be led by Spero Panagakis as general manager and Alessandro Piombino and Sylvain Acolas as restaurant managers.

In addition, Andrea Briccarello has been named as head sommelier, David Stafford as head chef, and Riccardo Andreotti as bar manager to complete the team.

The multi-faceted eatery and bar in London's Spital Square is set to include Galvin La Chapelle, a fine-dining restaurant, housed in the beautiful vaulted 19th-century, Grade II-listed St Botolph's Hall; Café de Luxe, a contemporary all day cafe with outdoor seating leading on to Bishops Square; and an interconnecting aperitivo bar, serving light dishes.

There will also be The Gallery on the mezzanine and a chef's table at floor level, visible through smoked glass sections leading directly onto ‘the pass'.

Chef Patrons Jeff and Chris Galvin, said: "We wanted to create a place which everyone in the area can call their own and feel at home any time of the day, but one that also could become the ultimate destination restaurant. We can't wait to open our doors and welcome people in."

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