30 Jan 2018
The iconic One Devonshire Gardens by Hotel Du Vin announces that it has appointed Gary Townsend as Head Chef at its 3AA Rosette Restaurant.
A classically trained chef, Gary brings with him over 16 years' experience in the industry. Prior to joining One Devonshire Gardens, Gary worked as the Sous Chef and 'Martin Wishart'. playing an important role in the restaurant being awarded a Michelin Star in 2011. He has also spent stages at Michelin restaurants includin; 'The Kitchen', 'Edinburgh', 'L'Enclume', Restaurant Sat Bains', 'Hibiscus', and 'Midsummer House Rosettes'.
In his most recent role, as Head Chef at luxury five-star resort Cameron House, Gary was responsible for a team of 20 chefs including breakfast and dinner teams.
Gary Townsend said, "One Devonshire Gardens has an incredible reputation and i look forward to joining them on the next stage of the hotel's history. i am passionate about classical cooking and am always looking at new techniques, developing new flavours and ideas".
Velouté of Muscade pumpkin - chestnut ravioli £9.75
Wood pigeon - game boudin - braised chicory – hazelnut – parsley root £14.95
Duck liver - rhubarb - pistachio - gingerbread £14.95
Salted Scottish salmon – cucumber - avocado - wild rice £13.50
Seared Loch Fyne scallop - salt baked celeriac – apple – hazelnuts - black truffle £16.50
Jacob’s ladder – mushrooms – shallots- watercress £13.95
North Sea cod – cauliflower – golden raisins – curry – carrot £23.95
Lemon sole fillets – chard – parsnip – brown shrimp – beurre blanc £25.95
Goosnargh duck - red cabbage – beetroots - leg pastille - orange sauce £27.95
Pork jowl - fillet – langoustine – piccalilli – choucroute £26.95
Highland deer - white turnip - wild mushrooms – crosnes - onion sauce £27.95
Aged sirloin of Scotch beef – brisket – marrow – potato mousse – oyster £32.00
Vegetarian menu available
Seasonal menu created by our Head Chef, Gary Townsend. The tasting menu can be enjoyed with bespoke wine pairings by Head Sommelier Alan Brady.
Salted Scottish salmon – cucumber – avocado – wild rice
Duck Liver – rhubarb – pistachio - gingerbread
North Sea cod – cauliflower – golden raisins – curry - carrot
Highland deer – white turnip – wild mushrooms – crosnes – onion sauce
Two seasonal cheeses from George Mewes
Rhubarb - praline cremeaux- custard doughnut - thyme and lime ice cream
£59 per person
£99 with wines matched by our sommeliers
Valentine’s Sharing Menu
One Devonshire Gardens
£125 per couple with a glass of Champagne
Platter of Meat & Fish
Pork & duck rillettes – brioche
Scottish salmon – blinis – capers
Haddock croquettes – tartare sauce
Chateaubriand of Scotch beef
pommes sauté – green beans
Choice of peppercorn or béarnaise sauce
Apple Tarte Tatin
Strawberry & white chocolate ice cream