Officially Launched: Anton Piotrowski at the Glazebrook

After weeks of suspense and intrigue, South Devon's Glazebrook House Hotel has just announced its new executive chef, Michelin starred and MasterChef: The Professionals 2012 winner, Anton Piotrowski.  Anton will be overseeing the restaurant at the hotel, which has been suitably named 'Anton Piotrowski at The Glazebrook'.

Officially launched on Thursday 29th October to a restaurant full of friends, family and loyal customers of the Glazebrook, Anton and his incredibly talented team served up an exciting tasting menu created entirely with locally sourced produce from within 50 miles. The local producers: S & J Fisheries, Philip Warren Butchers, Westcountry Veg, Owen's Coffee, Luscombe Drinks, Christopher Piper Wines & Forest Produce donated items for a stunning Devon hamper, which was given to all.

The wines were from all over the world, perfectly matched with the food by Rebecca Mitchell AIWS.  Every course, created by Anton, wowed throughout the night.  A nasturtium flower was filled with a soft blue cheese and bites of honeycomb.  Mac and cheese with a smoked cheese foam was served with braised oxtail and a pulled pork taco.  This sumptuous feast ended with two outstanding desserts, including 'Paddington Bear', a marmalade and brown bread ice cream coated in white chocolate served with a marmalade caramel and crunchy sourdough.

Commenting on this new partnership, Anton says: “The Glazebrook is a Devon hotel which is in its own league.  Owners Pieter and Fran Hamman have brought style and creativity to the region that has not been seen before.  The fit between what the Glazebrook House Hotel stands for and what I stand for as a chef is perfect! Together we can put Devon on the map for both seasoned travellers and fanatical foodies, delivering an experience they'll never forget.”  He continues: “Add to this the fact we will continue to ensure that the produce we use is sourced locally and regionally, then overall we have a recipe for success.”

Amongst the local produce used at the hotel are Luscombe Drinks, Christopher Piper Wines, Owen's Coffee, and Country Cheeses. The Glazebrook's meat is sourced from Gribbles Butchers and Philip Warren Butchers, fresh fish and seafood from S & J Fisheries, vegetables from Westcountry Veg and the harder to find chefs ingredients which are often used in Anton's creative cooking, come from Forest Produce.

Pieter Hamman, owner of the Glazebrook, says: “We were delighted with how the official launch evening went.”  He continues: “I've been a great fan of Anton's cooking for a long time. When we moved to the county the Treby Arms was one of the first pubs we went to and we have become regulars since.  We're so excited to have him on board and think he will be an incredible addition, overseeing the already dedicated and hardworking team in the kitchen here at the Glazebrook.”

Anton Piotrowski grew up in Devon where he developed his passion for food. He trained in Plymouth, developed his skills in some of the country's top restaurants and then returned to Devon with his wife Clare to open the Treby Arms in the small Devon village of Sparkwell. In 2012, He found culinary fame winning MasterChef: The Professionals, and was awarded the highly regarded Michelin star in 2014.

The Glazebrook House Hotel was recently listed in the Sunday Times' Ultimate 100 British Hotels, and has recently been recognised as one of only three finalists by the prestigious 2016 Condé Nast Johansens' Awards for Excellence, in their 'small and exclusive' category. This luxury hotel has also been nominated as one of three finalists in the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards' shortlist for having the 'best hotel restaurant' in Devon. Additionally, LandLove magazine has included Glazebrook House Hotel as a finalist in their award for 'Britain's favourite place to eat'.  The hotel was also awarded a 'Certificate of Excellence' from Trip Advisor in the summer.

Revamped in early 2014, there's no doubt that this boutique hotel will 'surprise, delight and enrich'.  With this new announcement and all the recent successes, early booking is highly advised. Come and experience why the Glazebrook House Hotel is rapidly moving into the country's hottest and most desirable hotel number one spot.

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