Le Cordon Bleu to open first London restaurant

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Le Cordon Bleu to open first London restaurant

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French culinary school Le Cordon Bleu has revealed details of its first London restaurant, opening in the City of London this spring.

CORD will launch on 85 Fleet Street​ and with a fine dining restaurant, café and teaching area.

It is set to open in April to mark the 125th​ anniversary of the first Le Cordon Bleu school in Paris.

The 90-cover restaurant, which will be run by professional chefs and not as a student training kitchen, will open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday and offer tasting menus, daily a la carte options, and a £25 weekly-changing set lunch menu designed to be served within 90 minutes.

A 30-cover CORD café will serve French patisseries and viennoiseries baked on-site daily, as well as sandwiches, salads and soups.

This is the second London site for Le Cordon Bleu, which opened its first culinary school in the capital in Chelsea in 1931. It has since moved premises several times and is now based on Bloomsbury Square. 

“This year is a milestone for Le Cordon Bleu as we celebrate 125 years of excellence in teaching around the world…now more than ever, there is a call for consistency and quality which is what we aim to deliver at CORD, bringing together unique techniques and the freshest, best-in-season ingredients across worldwide cuisines,” says Le Cordon Bleu CEO and president André J. Cointreau. 

Every year, the network of Le Cordon Bleu Institutes trains 20,000 students of 100 nationalities in cuisine, pastry, bread-making, wine, and hotel management. 

Cordon Bleu also operates restaurants in Ottawa, Lima, Paris, Tokyo and Tabarja.

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