Three-Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck is to take over the Italian restaurant Apsleys at The Lanesborough hotel in London next month.
Beck, who has been chef/proprietor at La Pergola in Rome for the past 15 years, will launch Apsleys - A Heinz Beck Restaurant at the start of September.
The restaurant, Beck's first outside Italy, will be overseen by the chef, but run by his prodigy Massimiliano Blasone who is appointed executive chef. The kitchen's staff is mostly Italian and has been hand picked by Beck.
The menu will be traditionally Italian with starters such as Seabass Cannolo with celery and melon and main courses such as black cod with chickpeas and slow braised veal cheek with apple puree and Jerusalem artichokes for £19. Desserts start at £8.
Beck has also created a seven course Menu Degustazione for £75 and a Menu del Giorno available at lunch with three courses priced at £26.
Apsleys was originally launched in April 2008 in the hotel's refurbished conservatory with the dining room's interior designed by Tihany Design, responsible for the design of Per Se in New York and The French Laundry in California.