October 11, 2011 4.17 pm This story is over 126 months old

Quirky meals on the menu at new city hotel

Tasty dishes: Those looking for a stranger dish will be able to get a taste of the DoubleTree’s new chef’s menu soon.

Eating out in Lincoln could become more inventive as DoubleTree by Hilton appoints a head chef, who trained at Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant The Fat Duck.

Alec Maxfield has landed the job at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant called The Electric Bar and Restaurant, which will be open to the public and hotel guests later in the year.

Learning his trade at Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant (which received its third Michelin Star in 2004), Maxfield has since had 15 years’ experience in catering and has a unique take on food.

Maxfield said: “People don’t go out just to be fed; eating out should be fun and exciting like going to the theatre.”

With dishes like Gin and Tonic Jelly and Alec’s signature dish, Rich Liquid Chocolate Cake, dinning is sure to be an experience.

Adding to this, the restaurant will be accessed directly from the Brayford via a panoramic glass lift on the front of the hotel.

DoubleTree by Hilton’s General Manager, Philip Walker, is excited about the restaurant, which will seat 80 people and a further 20 on the roof terrace.

“The Electric Bar and Restaurant is set to be a unique dining experience and with Alec at the helm we are looking forward to creating a modern British menu incorporating fresh local produce,” he said.

Source: Shooting Star PR