London’s leading luxury boutique hotel, Flemings Mayfair, has appointed Sofian Msetfi as Executive Chef of its fine dining restaurant, Ormer Mayfair, ahead of its much-awaited reopening on 19 May.
Msetfi joins from his position as Head Chef of the Michelin-starred Oak Room at Adare Manor in County Limerick, Ireland.
With an impressive 15 years’ experience working at some of the most respected Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK and Ireland, Msetfi will lead the new culinary direction at Ormer Mayfair, that will focus solely on tasting menus for an elevated dining experience.
Reflecting Msetfi’s impeccable training in modern British dining, there will be three seasonally changing tasting menus available, including a five-course lunch, a seven-course, and nine-course dinner menu, with the option to add wine pairings.
Signature dishes include Cornish Crab with brown crab biscuit, lime, avocado and spiced crab broth; Roast Rack of Dorset Lamb, confit of lamb breast, cucumber and dill; and Truffle Honey Ice Cream, frozen kefir and extra virgin olive oil.
Msetfi’s impressive career began as Chef de Partie at Michelin-starred Longridge Restaurant, before moving to The Hand and Flowers (two Michelin stars) under the mentorship of Tom Kerridge. Prior to joining Adare Manor, he spent four years at Midsummer House (two Michelin stars), working alongside Chef Patron Daniel Clifford, rising from Chef de Partie to Senior Sous Chef.
The hotel has also appointed a new Senior Sous Chef, Chris Hopkins, who has previously worked at Dinner by Heston and at Midsummer House, both of which hold two Michelin stars.
Msetfi commented, “I am incredibly excited to be joining one of London’s most established luxury properties and look forward to supporting the hotel’s ambition to house one of the finest restaurants in the capital.
'I have an incredibly talented team and we can’t wait to bring a new dining experience to Ormer Mayfair. We have simplified yet elevated the offering by creating three tasting menus which will showcase only the best, locally sourced British produce”.
Henrik Muehle, General Manager at Flemings Mayfair Hotel, said, “We’re delighted to have Sofian and Chris onboard for when we re-open our doors this spring.
'With experience working alongside some of the country’s leading chefs in some of the best kitchens, they are the perfect duo to drive the new F&B offering at the hotel, and along with our existing team at Ormer, will significantly elevate our already strong reputation for dining in the capital.”