D&D's Avenue reopens with new head chef
D&D London’s Avenue Restaurant in St James, Mayfair, has reopened with its new head chef Rudi Warner at the helm.
The appointment of Warner (previously of Blueprint Café) brings a new menu and focus to Avenue.
Warner has worked with some Pierre Koffmann (La Tante Claire, Koffmann’s at the Berkeley), Ollie Dabbous (HIDE), and Tony Fleming (Angler, L’oscar Hotel).
He was previously Head Chef at Blueprint Café and prior to that, he was senior sous chef at L’Oscar.
Serving simple, refined dishes with a focus on premium British ingredients, Warner’s contemporary new menu includes dishes such as chilled English pea soup, gooseberries, spearmint and Beaux Valley olive oil; and elderflower cured salmon, shaved fennel, preserved lemon.
Main dishes include Cornish day boat turbot fillet, wilted garlic leaf, wild green asparagus and béarnaise sauce; and courgette and basil pearl barley, summer beans, peas and pine nuts.
Desserts include a Bakewell tart with cherry blossom ice cream or a lighter option of ripe Gariguette strawberry salad, sorbet and long pepper.
An extensive drinks menu features wines from around the world as well as classic cocktails from pre- and post-prohibition, as well as those from the Prohibition Era, including Bee’s Knees – Tanqueray Gin, Honey, Fresh Lemon Juice, Fresh Orange Juice; and Blood & Sand – Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch, Belsazar Sweet Vermouth, Heering Cherry Liqueur, Fresh Blood Orange Juice.