York’s only five-star hotel launches new fine dining restaurant – Legacy at The Grand
The Grand, York, the city’s finest hotel has opened its exceptional new fine dining restaurant, Legacy. Head chef, Ahmed Abdalla, has created a menu dedicated to local provenance and showcases classic Yorkshire produce with a modern twist, alongside an exceptional wine list.
In addition to an eight-course tasting menu, the restaurant offers an immersive food and wine pairing crafted by the in-house sommelier.
“I am inspired by the pioneering processes of York’s past; those individuals who turned their imaginations into reality, which can now be seen in iconic buildings, groundbreaking railways and the heritage of this great city,” says Abdalla.
“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to see things from a new perspective, bringing traditional ingredients to an exciting new style while making full use of the great products Yorkshire has to offer.”
Abdalla’s professional background includes York Restaurant, Skosh, Yorebridge House in the Yorkshire Dales and stages at Hywel Jones restaurant in Lucknam Park and The Dining Room restaurant in Whatley Manor.
Legacy’s interiors were built by industry-leading designers Faber. With sustainability being of great importance to the construction and culinary operation, environmentally conscious choices have been made throughout, whilst paying homage to the pioneering spirit of the inspiring engineers and architects of York’s past.
The setting is bold yet elegant, seating up to 26 guests, with interiors showcasing the building’s iconic and historic features with modern touches including blueprint murals, oak paneling, sculptural lighting, industrial ironwork and sharp color contrasts.
Guests are welcomed to enjoy a glass of English sparkling wine and canapes in the restaurant for a personal introduction from the chef, with an overview of the dishes. Legacy offers innovative cuisine focused on locality, sustainability and great Northern hospitality.
“We are delighted to advance the hotel’s culinary offering in such a unique way,” adds Simon Mahon, General Manager. “Without a doubt, this will enhance the experience of our customers, especially those who are enthusiastic about fine dining and the best of British cuisine. On top of that, it elevates our wonderful city’s growing food scene.
The Legacy team invites guests to indulge in the new culinary offering with the option to elevate it even further with a night at The Grand itself. Book now on the website or call 01904 380038.