A MODERN live-fire grill has been launched at the COMO Metropolitan London hotel in Old Park Lane, Mayfair.
The Gridiron is a collaboration between COMO and chef Richard H. Turner, who is an expert in open flame cooking and ethical sourcing.
The new restaurant’s exposed grill, feature bar and countertop are designed to create a “sensorial experience of smoke, fire and interactivity.”
Turner commented: “With charcoal and live-fire cooking, the ingredient is king. Every dish becomes a unique encounter, in the way the meat, fish or vegetable responds to the flame. We are thrilled to be able to partner with COMO Hotels and Resorts to showcase the techniques inherent in this simple yet flavourful way of cooking at Gridiron by COMO.”
Javier Beneyto, General Manager, COMO Metropolitan London, added: “At COMO, we take pride on working with chefs whose imaginations and technique come together to create a distinctive point of view. Gridiron by COMO will put generosity and warmth at the core of its food and service.
“It will give Mayfair a restaurant with a convivial, spirited ambience where people can come together to enjoy the banter of good company and a sizzling meal sourced from farmers our chef knows personally — an antidote to the growing homogeneity in food production and restaurant experiences all over the world.”