One of our favourite chefs, Arron Rhodes, recently departed his posting as the executive chef at Aqua Group’s new Tai Kwun restaurant Statement. Previously the head chef at Gough’s on Gough, and renowned for his expertly executed British dishes – for which we at Foodie were big fans, awarding the restaurant under Rhodes’ direction Best New Restaurant 2018 – we were interested to find out what he would do next.
We are delighted to discover that after meeting long-time Lily & Bloom chef Chris Grare, known for his high-end take on American comfort food that ensured a constant stream of return customers to the Wyndham Street restaurant, they have decided to go out on their own and open a restaurant together in SoHo, right on Shelley Street across from Marks & Spencer. It looks to be an ideal spot to pop in and catch this dynamic duo in action.
Dubbing their new venture “Kinship”, it represents a place for family and friends to meet and dine in a casual, comfortable and buoyant atmosphere. The farm-to-table concept means that Rhodes and Grare have developed relationships with local farms and suppliers. Rhodes says they are aiming for a reasonable price point of, on average, $500 per person, including drinks.
Opening in late May, we’re quite excited to see what these two cool cats will be cooking up in their new independent eatery.
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