Jean-Christophe Novelli Reveals Début Belfast Menu
Multi-Michelin-starred and 5-out-of-5 AA Rosette-winning chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, recently revealed the menu for his hotly-anticipated début Belfast restaurant. Jean-Christophe, who has been dubbed the UK’s ‘Favourite French Chef’, has complimented the quality of Northern Irish produce, a great accolade for local suppliers. “You need to have wonderful ingredients to produce wonderful food, and I have been thoroughly inspired and excited by the quality and variety of produce available to me here on my Belfast doorstep,” said Jean-Christophe Novelli.
Set on Belfast’s waterfront, with stunning views and an open-air terrace, the 112-seater ‘Novelli at City Quays’ restaurant will open in April as part of the all-new AC Hotel Belfast, the £25million contemporary-luxe hotel developed by Belfast Harbour in the heart of its prestigious City Quays quarter. ‘Novelli at City Quays’ will be the celebrity chef’s first restaurant on the island of Ireland, representing a key milestone for him, a major coup for Belfast’s hospitality offering, and a valuable boost to local suppliers. At ‘Novelli at City Quays’ customers can look forward to the authentic Mediterranean-inspired cuisine all made with the best of locally sourced ingredients.
The 188-room, four-star quality AC Hotel Belfast is the first AC Hotel by Marriott on the island of Ireland, and the first purpose-built AC Hotel in the UK. ‘Novelli at City Quays’ is the first destination restaurant in the AC Hotels by Marriott 100+ global portfolio. Built to Jean-Christophe Novelli’s exacting specifications, the made-to-measure kitchen features a rotisserie oven to enable him to produce his signature roasts.
Jim Mulholland, grand chef of ‘Novelli at City Quays noted, “It has always been my passion and my mission to source whatever I can locally, and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience to introduce our amazing local produce to such a globally celebrated chef as Jean-Christophe Novelli and to see him, in turn, become a champion of it,”