28 Mar 2018
Luxury private members’ club Home House, located on Marylebone’s Portman Square, has appointed renowned chef and food writer Sophie Michell as Executive Chef – formerly the UK’s youngest female Executive Chef at the Belgrave Hotel – to further elevate its food offering.
Bringing over two decades of culinary experience, Sophie is responsible for all food at Home House; including in The Restaurant, the House’s classic dining space, pan-Asian restaurant the Octagon Dining Room, the opulent drawing rooms, lounges and bars. Sophie will also develop an alfresco menu for The Garden Restaurant, open during spring and summer, and will cover room service for the House’s 23 bedrooms and events.
Sophie will work closely with finest local suppliers to bring seasonally-led menus celebrating simplicity, fine ingredients and showcasing her creative flair.
Signature dishes at dining destinations The Restaurant and The Garden will include: fresh sea bream tartare with sumac, pomegranate and mint; or stone bass ceviche with yuzu, jalapeño and fennel from the raw fish bar. Lobster cocktail with Bloody Mary jelly, and steak tartare with whipped marmite butter and sourdough toast, sit alongside a daily changing catch of the day, and a selection of 30-day dry aged steaks, cooked to perfection on the grill, served with foie gras madeira jus or caramelised onion hollandaise. The menu will also feature a strong selection of seasonal plant-based dishes such as; burrata with chargrilled nectarine and basil panzanella, and whole steamed globe artichoke with mustard vinaigrette.
The bars will offer small plates such as buttermilk fried chicken with lime and coriander sour cream and hot sauce; and market fresh crudité platter with soft boiled quail eggs, aged parmesan chunks and herb crème fraiche. The hot fish platter – complete with grilled scallops in chilli butter, squid, chargrilled prawns, pickled samphire and seaweed tartare sauce – is perfect for sharing over a bottle of bubbly.
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About Home House:
Discreetly set on Marylebone’s Portman Square, exclusive private members club Home House stylishly fuses the old with the new. Located across three Georgian town houses – and originally established in 1773 by the notorious Countess of Home – the club has offered a ‘Home from Home’ to a wealth of aristocracy and guests over the centuries.
Opening under its present guise as a private members’ club in 1998, Home House today epitomises the elegance and grandeur of the house’s history through its infamously decadent parties, while also offering every modern comfort, service and privacy to its 21st century members.
About Sophie Michell:
Sophie’s extensive career began at the respected Butler’s Wharf Chef School, where she trained whilst working at two Michelin-starred The Greenhouse, as well as luxury hotel The Lanesborough in Knightsbridge, and members’ club, The Embassy. In 2013, Sophie became the UK’s youngest female Executive Chef at the Belgrave’s Hotel restaurant and, alongside an all-female team, launched Heathrow Terminal 2’s The Gorgeous Kitchen.
Sophie is well known for her seven cookbooks, including the bestselling Cook Yourself Thin and Love Good Food. Sophie has cooked privately for Claudia Schiffer and Leonardo DiCaprio, and catered for high profile events such as The Royal Polo, cooking for Princes William and Harry at Lord Lloyd Webber’s estate.