I hope our newsletter finds you well in these unprecedented times.
I wanted to write to you personally to explain some of the initiatives we have undertaken to ensure that, when it is safe to do so, we can continue to welcome you to our humble sanctuary of gastronomy. Following closure, all of the areas of the restaurant and indeed the soft furnishings have undergone a full deep clean, we will repeat this prior to opening and, as usual, continue to uphold our impeccable hygiene standards.
We pride ourselves in offering the very best in local and seasonal produce, and as we move through late Spring to early Summer we continue to develop new recipes with the changes in seasons at the forefront of our minds. We may miss the asparagus from Claremont farm but you can rest assured we will return with beautiful produce at our disposal for you and your loved ones to savour.
There are of course many other things, firstly being a show of appreciation to our NHS workers by accompanying any gift vouchers purchased for them from now until the end of July with a complimentary bottle of Castorani wine, a small gesture of our gratitude for their service. In addition, there are some other practical steps that we are taking here at the restaurant, mainly being a plan to extend the time limit on all gift vouchers that may have expired during the closure by the same number of weeks that we are closed for from when we re-open. So if you didn’t get a chance to use your voucher due to the closure, it will be valid once we reopen.
We will continue to work tirelessly over the weeks and months ahead to ensure that the brigade are back and stronger than ever, ready to serve you.
Stay safe, stay at home and I look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant as soon as we are able to.
Chef Askew X