The Capital Club, Dubai’s top private business club, has appointed the captain of the UK pastry world cup team as its new executive chef.
Andrew Blas, the former executive pastry chef at Hotel Café Royal, has also been awarded the Academy Award of Excellence at the Academy of Culinary Arts.
Blas began his career in the UK at the Michelin starred Samling Hotel, before moving to the two Michelin starred Le Manoir Aux Quat`Saisons, working under the direction of renowned Chefs Raymond Blanc and Benoit Blin.
In 2012, he joined the Hotel Cafe Royal, London, where he was responsible for the patisserie in its entirety, including The café, offering house-made artisan cakes, pastries and chocolates, the Ten Room restaurant, the iconic Oscar Wilde Bar, and The Domino fine-dining restaurant in the private members club.
As executive chef of Capital Club Dubai, Blas will help head chef Enrico Paiola to develop the team and create a new menu.
Nostalgic dishes such as steak and mushroom pie with sweet glazed baby onions and Eton Mess will grace the menu, he said, adding that the club’s fine dining restaurant will offer an alternative Mediterranean cuisine.
Blas said: “It’s an honour to be working with the team at Capital Club to refresh their menus and recipes. Members are going to experience a new level of quality as we aim to deliver an outstanding culinary experience.”
Ian Palmer, general manager, Capital Club Dubai, added: “Having worked with Andrew Blas and experienced his incredible creations at Hotel Café Royal, I am so thrilled that he is part of the team and will be able to implement his magic in the kitchen for our members.”
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