Chef Adam Rawson has been announced as the new executive chef of Standard Hotel London’s ground floor restaurant, which is scheduled to open in King’s Cross in early 2019.
The one-time Young British Foodie chef of the year and former Pachamama (Peruvian-inspired Marylebone restaurant) head chef is the newest addition to what the Standard call “the growing culinary team handpicked by Standard International’s CEO Amar Lalvani.” The hotel group also said that Rawson works closely with Standard’s creative director of food and culture, and former Mission Chinese head chef, Angela Dimayuga. Dimayuga has said that her acceptance of the role hinged on the ability to work on more than food — music, art, and design, all of which she orchestrated at Mission Chinese — so Rawson’s role will intersect with her vision on more than just what’s on the plates.
Rawson has been in New York, training under Dimayuga since June. The chef has created a pop-up menu, which will be available at The Standard, East Village’s Narcbar from 14 — 20 August — an event the group is using “to celebrate the announcement of his London appointment.”
The menu is all about (three) burgers, which will use Pat Lefrieda’s reputable dry-aged beef and feature on the restaurant’s short menu. “The Steakhouse” (bacon, Stilton cheese, jalapeño and garlic mayo); “Max” (bacon, American cheese, special sauce, iceberg lettuce and pickle) — sounds like a bacon Big Mac imitator — and “Regs” (American Cheese, pickle, tomato, onion ketchup and mustard) and will be served for only that week.
Rawson said: “Cooking for a group like The Standard is ideal for me. To be able to push boundaries with my food and to have the support of an inspirational team is a dream for any Chef and I hope this restaurant will have a big, positive impact when we open next year.”