Local businessman and interior designer Alex Mules has launched his first conceptual restaurant and cocktail bar, Etc., in Penarth.
Alex is working with multi award-winning consultant Chef Stephen Gomes to ensure the upmarket dining venture’s masterstroke of fine dining. Renowned for his pioneering take on traditional Indian recipes, Stephen is credited as being among the first chefs to experiment with natural food science in his dishes. A passionate advocate of molecular gastronomy, Stephen uses innovative techniques to create stunning dishes, which push the boundaries of traditional cooking.
Alex said, “I’m thrilled to be opening this exciting new venture in my home town of Penarth. And collaborating with Chef Stephen for our menu is a dream come true. His imagination and skills can be seen throughout our carefully thought out menus,which focus on stunningly prepared, innovative dishes that will visually delight and give our customers a wonderful dining experience. As well as our restaurant menu Chef Stephen has also come up with a creative menu of smaller plates and dishes for sharing, to be enjoyed whilst sipping Champagne, a cocktail or a favourite glass of wine.
“Our theatrical twist will follow right through to our signature smoke infused cocktails, and our wine list has been chosen to complement our creative dishes. The bar vibe is be chic; somewhere to enjoy a special celebration or after work drinks. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed designing the restaurant and bar areas – but now I can’t wait for us to open.”
Stephen Gomes, Consultant Master Chef and winner of the Guild of Chefs Award 2015 – Ethnic Chef, added, “I’m delighted to be working with Alex in this exciting venture. We have the ideal fusion of flavours, and the combination of Etc.’s great, fun food, and exciting new drinks, will undoubtedly be magical.”