3 AA Rosette Horto Restaurant at Rudding Park in Harrogate has been voted Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the 2018 Yorkshire Evening Post Oliver Awards, the biggest award ceremony for the dining scene in Leeds and the surrounding area.
Horto, latin for kitchen garden, focuses on fresh and forward-thinking dishes inspired by produce grown in Rudding Park Kitchen Garden. Head Chef Murray Wilson is passionate about using lesser known ingredients, creating innovative dishes with state-of-the-art appliances. He works closely with Kitchen Gardener, Adrian Reeve who grows over 100 different herbs, salads, edible flowers and fruit in Rudding Park Kitchen Garden so Murray and his team can to offer guests something different when they dine at Horto.
Nuno César de Sá, Rudding Park Hotel Manager, commented: “The perception of fine dining has changed. It’s no longer all about formal service and starched white tablecloths. It’s about storytelling and engaging experiences from the moment you enter the restaurant, to the service, cuisine and presentation. We’ve got an incredibly talented team who like to innovate and share their passion for food and drink. Horto was awarded 3 AA rosettes just five months after opening, so to be awarded the Best Fine Dining awards is testament to all their hard work.”
Horto features a cool white restaurant space with original art works and seating providing vibrant pops of colour. Menus are seasonally inspired and change on a regular basis taking guests on an immersive culinary journey bursting with both flavour and flair. Standout dishes include; Scallop potato, potato potato; Whitby Crab, garden pea, wasabi and Rhubarb, coconut, woodfruff.
Horto beat off competition from Burlington at the Devonshire Arms, Crafthouse, Home, Ox Club, The Box Tree and Vice and Virtue to win the Best Fine Dining Restaurant category.
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