A trio of chefs who have been making names for themselves in the Bristol gastro dining scene have re-opened the Star and Dove pub in Totterdown and are all set to enter the next round of the local foodie event ‘An Evening With The Chefs’.
The Gastro pub, once run by Jamie Oliver’s ex head-chef has a colourful past and closed its doors at the beginning of this year.
The trio’s vision for the Star and Dove is matched by an impressive set of credentials. Tim Denny, head chef at the Robin Hoods Retreat on Gloucester Road, Venue magazine’s ‘Best roast in the South West 2011’, said: “We put absolutely everything into the food we cook, wherever we are, our passion is the food and we use local, seasonal, top-quality ingredients as a matter of course but we left our hearts in The Star and Dove and we just know that this is where we belong.
“We’ve been working all the hours under the sun since we got the go ahead and have no intentions of slowing down, we can’t wait to get involved in an evening with the chef’s.”
Leigh Pascoe took part in the last round of ‘An Evening with the Chefs’ alongside The New Inn’s Nathan Muir. This friendly competition amongst Bristol’s top chefs includes; the Sanchez-Inglesias Brothers from Michelin starred restaurant Cassa Mia and winner of Ramsey’s Best Restaurant; and Josh Eggleton – also a Michelin starred chef and proprietor of the Pony and Trap.
Nathan Muir of the New Inn in Backwell and Toby Gritten of the Pump House have also taken part in the event which sees all of the chefs spending an evening cooking one course of four, in each others kitchens. The Star and Dove will be the new restaurant in the next round.