A brand new Asian-Mediterranean fusion fine dining restaurant has opened inside a historic York city centre hotel.
Based at the five-star Judge’s Lodging, the new 1711 restaurant is led by Philippine-born head chef, Marlon Sanchez.
Marlon was previously at Michelin-starred restaurant The Black Swan at Oldstead and was classically trained at the Culinary Institute of Barcelona.
He has “a passion for creating modern cuisine with an Asian twist that also captures rich Mediterranean flavours, using local and sustainably sourced ingredients”.
A new menu will be created every few weeks, with diners able to select from five starters, five main dishes and five desserts.
The restaurant’s name references the history of the building, which dates back to 1711. Part of family-owned hospitality business Daniel Thwaites, The Judge’s Lodging was home to the judges attending the assize court sessions 300 years ago.
Marlon said: “Our menus harmoniously combine two of my greatest loves – fresh produce and the power of storytelling.
“By blending ingredients from Yorkshire all the way to Asia, I am able to take our guests on a unique culinary journey.
“I am confident people will enjoy our new dining experience and the rich fusion cuisine that I am so passionate about.”
Marlon’s signature dish is the Asian-style braised ox cheek served with pancetta, silver skin onions, pomme puree and jus.
The opening menu will also serve up Mediterranean bouillabaisse, rack of lamb, pan seared salmon and lasagne with a champagne bechamel sauce.
General manager at The Judge’s Lodging Nik Haywood said: “We’re thrilled to have brought this vision to life. York has a fantastic foodie scene, and the introduction of 1711 will only elevate that.
“We’re very proud of what we have accomplished so far and look forward to offering guests a unique dining experience, paired with true Yorkshire hospitality.”
The restaurant is open every Wednesday to Saturday between 12pm-3pm for lunch and 6pm-9pm for dinner. Whilst booking is advised, walk-ins are welcome and subject to availability.
It holds capacity for 42 diners and can also cater for private events of up to 12.
Find out more on the restaurant website.
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