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New restaurant, the WineGlass is launched in Darlington


restaurantDarlington hotel, Hall Garth, has launched its brand new fine dining restaurant as part of a major refurbishment project.

The restaurant at Hall Garth Hotel in Darlington, formerly Hugo’s, has now been transformed into the WineGlass, which serves Michelin-standard food and quality wines from around the world.

In addition to serving 40 bespoke quality wines by the glass to suit all tastes – and hosting various wine-tasting events – the WineGlass menu offers a good selection of seasonal dishes and the staff are able to recommend appropriate wines to compliment the food.

The WineGlass, which has now been rolled out across all the hotels in the Sonoma Group, has been inspired by the Group’s award-winning executive chef Daniel Galmiche, whose skills and expertise earned him a Michelin star.

Karl Rochford has taken on the role of head chef at Hall Garth’s brand new restaurant – having gained experience from working at Hugo’s for the last 2 years and other various restaurants in the North East – alongside pastry chef Judita Mileriene.

Karl said: “I’m really pleased to have been appointed as head chef here at the WineGlass.

“My aim is to set and maintain a Rosette standard for the restaurant, but I’m also hoping that introducing the WineGlass here will provide more of a focus on food at Hall Garth. We would like to see this restaurant become more of a destination for local people to come for a meal, rather than just a facility for guests and members.”

The introduction of the WineGlass at Hall Garth is just one of the many exciting changes taking place after new general manager Pam Mooney was appointed to help improve the hotel’s services for both guests and members.

She has already brought the hotel’s beauty rooms in-house and appointed beauty manager Angela Normington to oversee its spa facilities.

Pam said: “It’s really exciting to have finally launched the WineGlass here at Hall Garth Hotel.

“After receiving a positive response from moving the hotel’s beauty rooms in-house, we’re confident that this new development will help to attract new visitors and diners and offer them a completely new and enjoyable dining experience.”

For more information on the restaurant and venue, please visit: www.hallgarthdarlington.co.uk.

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