Daniel Humm crosses the pond in time for Christmas
After months of build up, Davies and Brook at Claridge’s by Daniel Humm — who split with his long-time collaborator, Will Guidara in July — finally has an opening date: Monday 9 December. The three-Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park chef’s London debut is being framed as a “sibling” to his New York restaurant, which was named the “world’s best” in 2017 — dishes such as the famous roasted duck, which is dry aged in-house for 14 days and glazed with lavender and honey, will cross the pond. Humm and Claridge’s have history: as a 15-year-old commis chef he did a stint in the kitchen. Customers can now make a reservation here.
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The opening of Davies and Brook signifies a homecoming for @danielhumm. For him, @claridgeshotel has always been a place he's felt connected to, from working here when he was 15 years old to visiting throughout the years. It is truly inspiring to see his experience come full circle. #DaviesandBrook #Claridges #MakeItNice
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