Chef: Daniel Galmiche – Restaurant: 190 Queen’s Gate at The Gore, London (www.starhotelscollezione.com).
Daniel’s career has taken him all over the world including the UK, Sweden, Portugal, and Singapore. In London he worked at the Le Gavroche under the tutelage of Michel Roux, then in the two star restaurant Schillinger in Colmar, a spell in three star Marc Meneau in Veselay, and two star Hostellerie du Chateau Servin. He then landed his first head chef position at the country house hotel Knockinaam Lodge in Portpatrick, Scotland where he stayed for 7 years.
In Scotland, Daniel was awarded Master Chef of the Year, gaining a Michelin star whilst working at Knockinaam Lodge. He was also awarded a Michelin Star at Harvey’s in Bristol where he was Chef/Manager, and maintained the Michelin Star at L’Ortolan near Reading and again at the magnificent Cliveden House in Berkshire, where he left in 2009 after being head hunted for the Vineyard Hotel.
He was awarded the 2011 rising chef trophy for Relais et Chateau Worldwide, Restaurant of the Year 2012/2013 by Decanter magazine, and holds position 82 on the list of the top 100 best restaurants in the UK by Restaurant magazine. Having been at the helm of The Vineyard since 2009, Daniel decided after 7 years to move on to new projects.
He was awarded Relais et Chateaux Worldwide Rising Chef Trophy 2010-2011. He is a member of the Academy of Culinary Art (Academie Culinaire), the Chaine des Rotisseurs and judges regularly for The Soil Association Organic Awards.
Daniel regularly cooks at events around the world, including The Regency Intercontinental in Bahrain’s Festival of Fine Food, as a guest chef in the Rotana hotels in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and at Gourmet Food Festivals in South Africa.
He has taught cookery at Anton Mosimann’s Academy in. In 2015 he was cooking on board P&O Britannia as one of a line-up of top chefs in their ‘Cookery Club’.
Daniel regularly appears on regional and national television and in the media in programmes such as BBC’s Saturday Kitchen with James Martin.
Daniel currently heads up The Gore in Kensington, with 2 AA Rosettes. See his website http://danielgalmiche.co.uk/
Back to the Vine:
The Vineyard celebrated their 20-year anniversary, and to mark this milestone they created a culinary festival. From Monday 25th June to Sunday 1st July 2018, they showcased seven fantastic Michelin starred chefs who have worked at the Vineyard. There was a live stream direct from their kitchens and they hosted an interactive dining experience with the very best seasonal food and paired wine.
The line-up of chefs:
25th June – Shay Cooper
26th June – Nathan Outlaw
27th June – Matt Gillan
28th June – Richard Davies
30th June – Daniel Galmiche
We attended the final three dinners, with John, Daniel and Billy. All of the meals were fantastic.
Daniel’s menu and the paired wines:
Pea velouté, fresh peas, mint tortellini
Coopers Creek, Albariño, The Bell-Ringer, Gisborne, New Zealand, 2016
Pressed Guinea fowl, parsley terrine,
onion marmalade, mix leaves
Masi, Campofiorin, Veneto, Italy, 2014
Line caught wild halibut, feta, almond crumb,
and lemongrass jus
Casa Lapostolle, Chardonnay, Cuvée Alexandre, Valle de Casablanca, Chile, 2015
Slow cooked grass fed Aberdeen Angus beef short rib,
carrot confit, creamed potato
Crozes-Hermitage, Ferraton, La Matinée, Rhône Valley, France, 2016
Apricot Tatin with rosemary, roasted pine kennel,
Vanilla ice cream
Finca Antigua, Moscatel, Naturalmente Dulce, La Mancha, Spain, 2016