Michelin-star chef to collaborate with new Somerset boutique hotel

UK: Michelin star chef Merlin Labron-Johnson is to collaborate with Number 1 Bruton, a new boutique hotel due to open in Somerset in November.

Labron-Johnson, who  was awarded a Michelin star in 2015 at his London restaurant Portland, when he was 24 years old, will open a “tiny farm-to-table’ restaurant” called Osip in Bruton at the new hotel.

The chef will offer a set menu and a la carte menu at Osip, which will comprise dishes cooked using home grown organic vegetables and produce sourced from local farmers. Fruit and vegetables will be either grown on eight acres of land near Bruton or on an allotment a five minute walk from the restaurant.

Labron-Johnson, who also runs The Conduit in Mayfair, London, said: “I am very excited to announce that in November I will be opening a tiny farm-to-table restaurant in the heart of rural Somerset. We will serve a little menu of home grown organic vegetables and products sourced from friends in the surrounding villages. There will be gorgeous bedrooms, fine cider and lovely wine.”

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