Chef Bartosz Szynaka returns to The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel making a widely anticipated debut as Executive Head Chef with a sumptuous array of intricate dishes and opulent desserts.
Formerly a Chef De Partie at The River Restaurant, Szynaka’s culinary career has included various five-star cruise ships, Senior Sous Chef at Cloud 23 and a celebrated return to The Lowry Hotel as Executive Sous Chef in 2022, before receiving a promotion earlier this year.
Szynaka’s exquisite debut menu features starters like white crab tacos served with smoked almond wafer, accompanied by caviar and shellfish sauce, as well as scallops paired with chestnut crumb and charred turnips.
For mains, diners can indulge in a rich seasonal duck breast with a crapaudine beetroot, confit leg tartlet, carrot and duck jus, sous vide burnt leeks with fennel marmalade and Maluns, or a delicate fillet of seabass with saffron mussels nage – a broth made from white wine, vegetables and herbs.
The dessert menu features a divine seasonal Valrhona Caramélia Chocolate pudding with peanut butter and salted caramel, chestnut parfait, served with fig, pear, cinnamon and port and an Amarena cherry cheesecake with pistachio, dark chocolate AERO® and amaretto cream.
Ahead of the menu launch Bartosz Szynaka said: “I’m incredibly excited to be re-joining the team at the River Restaurant – redefining ‘back with a bang’ as they say”.
“Having honed my craft here in the early years of my career, it feels very special to be back at The Lowry Hotel taking on such an exciting role within an iconic Manchester institution.
“Development of the menu has been an exciting process. Personally, I can’t wait to welcome our guests, old and new, to sample the new delights on offer.”