Creative leader in culinary arts Marco Goldin has been appointed new Executive Head Chef at One Warwick Park. Set to open in Tunbridge Wells’ historic Pantiles district this June, Italian born Goldin will drive the creative concept behind the elegant 39-bedroom hotel’s new 75-cover restaurant, L’AMORE.
With over 20 years experience in food service operations, Marco’s culinary career spans across the world with positions held in Andorra, Dublin, Saint Lucia, Italy and London. Previously Head Chef at Cantina Del Ponte – part of D&D London Restaurant Group and Senior Sous Chef at South Kensington Italian eatery Daphne’s, Goldin’s appointment secures One Warwick Park’s desire to become Tunbridge Wells’ most sought after destination.
Taking part in a grueling MasterChef style cookery challenge, Goldin completed against a number of respected hopefuls for the revered position which he takes up from the end of the month. With a taste of what’s to come at L’AMORE, Marco’s winning dishes included Butternut Squash and Tortelloni with Butter, Crispy Sage and Shaved Pecorino, Black Ink Cuttlefish Risotto, Stewed Monk-Fish in Tomato Sauce and Tiramisu with Ripple Rhubarb Compote Cheesecake.
With a sophisticated interior incorporating a visually stunning double height Atrium, Marco’s Italian flair and penchant for excellence will enable L’AMORE to reach its full epicurean potential. Using the best fresh and simple ingredients, L’AMORE will reinterpret Mediterranean small plate dining, offering a new culinary experience to Tunbridge Wells.
No newcomer to hotel hospitality trade, Goldin spent his years in Italy assisting with the set up of the four-star Hotel Villa Altura in Padova, Italy’s Veneto region. Commenting on his new Executive Head Chef position Goldin said, “I’ve been looking for a new challenge and searching for a role which could provide this for a little while now. The chef trials were demanding and proved I’ve found what I’m looking for with One Warwick Park. I’m looking forward to starting work on the menus and developing my own individual style. With 75 covers, L’AMORE is the ideal size for my style of cooking and I can’t wait to experiment with new flavours and techniques to provide new combinations.”
Louise Clark, Managing Director of Markerstudy Leisure, owner-operators of One Warwick Park said, “From the moment we spoke to Marco, we knew he was the right fit for us. We’re delighted to have such a respected Head Chef on board to help turn our plans into a reality. Securing Marco Goldin goes a long way to establishing One Warwick Park as Tunrbidge Wells’ destination of choice for discerning guests.”
One Warwick Park will welcome guests from June 2016.