Roussillon appoints Dan Gill as new head chef

29 September 2010 by
Roussillon appoints Dan Gill as new head chef

London restaurant Roussillon has named Dan Gill as its new head chef.

The Michelin-starred French restaurant in Pimlico appointed Gill following the departure of former chef-patron Alexis Gauthier, who left to set up his own restaurant in Soho earlier this year.

23-year-old Gill, who is taking on his first head chef position at Roussillon, has previously worked with Raymond Blanc and Gary Jones at the two-Michelin-starred Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons. He spent three years at Le Manoir, starting out as an apprentice and finishing as demi chef de partie.

He then joined the two-Michelin-starred Midsummer House in Cambridge, where he worked alongside chef-patron Daniel Clifford as sous chef.

Gill has developed a new menu for Roussillon focusing his modern French cooking on seasonal ingredients from the UK and France.

Dishes include pan-seared Scottish scallops with apple purée, ginger and fresh apple; foie gras Waldorf with candied walnuts, red William pear, honey and vanilla; pan-fried stone bass and langoustine, kohlrabi and pistachio purée; and roasted Yorkshire grouse, confit legs, poached blackberries, celeriac and white chocolate purée. Desserts include Earl Grey tea soufflé and banana and cherry gâteau with peanut butter ice-cream and sour cherry jam.

Roussillon first opened in 1998 and has held a Michelin star since 2000.

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