The executive chef at Whatley Manor will host Paul Ainsworth (24 April), Brad Carter (1 May), Tom Sellers (8 May) and Lisa Goodwin-Allen (15 May) before pulling down the shutters of his street food truck for the last time to focus on his two Michelin-star The Dining Room and the more casual Grey’s Brasserie.
Each chef, collaborating with Keating, will offer a signature main course - such as pork gyros from the Padstow-based Ainsworth and a ‘Birmingham Paella’ from Carter - along with a side dish, dessert and local beer (or soft drink) for £25 per person.
Leading up to the guest chef series, Paradise Carriage will be open on Friday 16 April and Saturday 17 April, then closed on 23 April. Food orders can be placed in advance for collection, but drive-by guests will also be welcomed on the day (opening hours 4.30pm-8.30pm each Saturday).
The graffiti-covered truck parked up at the luxury Cotswolds hotel's car park in summer 2020, while the venue was closed, and gave Keating and his team an opportunity to engage with locals and offer food at a far lower price point.
Keating’s own, regularly-changing, menu is inspired by Grey’s Brasserie rather than its opulent, Asian-influenced flagship restaurant.
Dishes have included crispy Cornish turbot on brioche, lemon and gherkin mayonnaise, watercress and spring onion; ajoblanca (chilled almond and garlic soup), fresh grapes and croûtons; and the WM cheese steak with grilled onions and bell peppers, fries and toasted bun.