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|Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:28 pm Post subject: Restaurant in London...Bryn mentioned in article
Have any of you eaten at this restaurant in London? This article is about a top Welsh chef, Bryn Williams, and mentions our Bryn at the end of the article! I like the last sentence in the article!
Top Welsh chef serves quality on-air banter
Feb 22 2010 by Carolyn Hitt, Western Mail
It was a particular treat last week to meet top Welsh chef Bryn Williams, the man who learned his culinary craft under Marco Pierre White and Michel Roux Jr and won the viewers’ vote to cook for the Queen on the Great British Menu.
The Welsh-speaker from Denbigh, who is dating singer Sharleen Spiteri and has graced the kitchens of such legendary eateries as Le Gavroche and Galvin at Windows, now has his own place – Odette’s Restaurant in London’s Primrose Hill.
It was here he welcomed us to record an episode of new radio cookery series Wales On The Menu. Bryn, a charismatic character whose gastronomic fervour shines through every conversation, is ensuring Odette’s menu has a Cymric flavour. Welsh produce is frequently featured.
Welsh accents are also regularly heard in this chi chi corner of London. Iolo Morgannwg, who gathered the Gorsedd for their inaugural get-together in Primrose Hill in 1792, would have been impressed with the amount of Welsh being spoken over lunch at Odette’s. The day we visited, around 30 Welsh diners were enjoying Bryn’s delicious fare.
I told the 32-year-old chef London now has another Bryn for Welsh weekenders to visit and take pride in. He laughed and revealed a canny North Wales bus company had already spotted the potential, offering the pooled attraction of watching Terfel at Covent Garden and eating at Williams’ restaurant.
It sounds an irresistible combination – that’s what I call a Double Bryn & Tonic.