By Angela Green, Content Executive, H&C News: St. Ermin’s welcomes new Executive Head Chef.
Embracing a rich and diverse culinary background and a number of awards from across the globe, the talented Italian Chef, Paolo Sanapo joins the team at the distinctly individual St. Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster.
Sanapo has already begun extensive menu development across all elements of the Hotel’s food offerings, most exciting of which is the sensational new menu at Caxton, the hotel’s signature, double AA Rosette restaurant. Utilising the fresh, organic produce from the St. Ermin’s rooftop Kitchen Garden and honey harvested from its 350,000 resident Buckfast Bees alongside carefully selected local produce, Paolo’s impressive new menu is designed with provenance, sustainability and quality in mind.
Having trained at Michelin-starred restaurants all over the world and worked in prestigious kitchens for over 15 years, Paolo brings a wealth of knowledge and award-winning culinary flair. Sanapo said: “I am delighted to be a part of this amazing and supportive team, to work in such a beautiful historic property and to have access to so many home-grown ingredients.
“As we enter our busy summer period, I am excited to share my colourful new menu that blends the diverse flavour combinations and techniques garnered from culinary hotspots around the world, with the traditional skills I learnt from a very young age at home in Italy. The new menu lets the quality, local ingredients speak for themselves – with flavours enhanced by the restaurant’s signature Josper Grill and unique seasonings.”
Sanapo has opened restaurants for top properties across the globe including the W London, the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, Galeries Lafayette, Dubai and Elements of Byron Resort and Spa, Australia. Some of his most recent accolades include leading Singapore’s Skirt Restaurant to become the Island’s No.1 ‘Travellers Choice of Fine Dining Restaurants’ and No. 8 in the whole of Asia, as well as being awarded ‘Best Restaurant’ by Tatler Singapore in 2020.