Hunt out the new Grande Cuisine Athanor installation at Summerhouse, County Durham

The Raby Hunt Inn and Restaurant is a two Michelin-starred fine dining establishment situated on an old drover’s road in the village of Summerhouse near Darlington. The 19th Century inn was named after the old Raby Hunt which used the inn as its regular meeting point. Grande Cuisine recently supplied the 30-cover restaurant with a new Athanor cook suite.

The peninsular cook suite comprises two separate induction hobs and an A la carte Plaque Athanor plancha.

In addition to the Athanor suite, Grande Cuisine supplied two table-top Adventys induction hobs for the ancillary areas of the kitchen and a CAPIC quick-therm salamander grill which is mounted on a shelf above the range.

The overall kitchen design and fit out included a ‘Kitchen Table’ at which up to 6 guests can sit and be treated to an unforgettable dining experience.  The kitchen has been increased in size and forms the main part of the new extension added to the listed site.

The Raby Hunt is not just a restaurant. It also offers accommodation in two double en-suite rooms in the inn and a third bedroom situated in an adjoining cottage.

Ranked 51st in Restaurant Magazine’s Top 100 – making it the 15th highest placed eatery outside London and the highest in the North East. The Raby Hunt got its second Michelin star last year through the auspices of its young chef patron James Close having won its first in 2012.

James gained his passion for food as he was brought up in Grove House an award-winning hotel run by his mother. He has made many trips to Europe and he has been influenced by the markets, traditional restaurants and cultures of different countries.

He believes in simple ideas and well-tried combinations. His style can be described as modern British. His dishes are created using the finest seasonal produce from a strong network of suppliers.

There is a 10-course tasting menu for Saturday lunch. A 12-course tasting menu is available in the evening. Menu items include cod skin, scallops, razor clams with celeriac, squab pigeon and raw beef with nasturtium and basil.

The Raby Hunt is one of only 20 restaurants in the UK to hold two Michelin stars. It is also in the top 50 of the Good Food Guide and James Close was voted UK Chef of the Year 2017. The Sunday Times named Raby Hunt in its top 100 list and the inn is also the Living North Restaurant of the year.

Adventys, Athanor and CAPIC products are perfect for high-quality kitchens. For more information on how Grande Cuisine can assist you in developing an award-winning commercial kitchen call us today on 01908 745540.