Welsh National Chef of the Year opens his first restaurant

By Becky Paskin

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Danny Burke will open Shared Olive next week
Danny Burke will open Shared Olive next week
Danny Burke, the former junior and senior Welsh National Chef of the Year, is to open his first restaurant in Hawarden in Flintshire, North Wales next week.

Shared Olive will serve a Mediterranean menu with an emphasis on fresh pasta, tapas and sharing dishes to 60-covers, with a smaller, lighter menu served at lunchtime.

Burke, who has also been a member of the Welsh National Culinary Team, will open his first restaurant on 2 August.

“Yes it's going to be a challenge but I'm ready for it,” he said. “I've worked under some excellent chefs and I've also spent the past seven years working in product development where I've learnt a lot about menu planning, market research and food trends.

“I feel that opening a Mediterranean style restaurant in Hawarden, with an emphasis on tapas and pasta, is the right decision. Pasta is now seen as the food of choice within the UK and with the addition of a selection of tapas and sharing dishes we are looking to create relaxed atmosphere with food that will appeal to all tastes.

“I'm looking to include a few home-made filled pasta dishes, such as ravioli or girasole, on the menu, as I love making fresh pasta. I'm also keen to offer a good dessert menu, with a selection of homemade dishes including a few for sharing and some you just won’t want too”

Burke has previously spent time at The Lanesborough Hotel in London and the Chester Grosevenor Hotel before spending the past nine years in product development.

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