The team from Tassili at Grand Jersey are celebrating this week, having been awarded four Rosettes by the AA at a gala event at Grosvenor House in London on Monday evening.
The accolade, which ranks Tassili amongst the very best restaurants in the UK, is awarded to very few establishments.
It’s a good achievement for Nicolas Valmagna, Executive Chef and Luis Silvestre, Sous Chef at the AA Five Star St Helier hotel, who have been working tirelessly to put Tassili firmly on the map.
Four Rosettes are awarded to restaurants which according to the AA ‘exhibit intense ambition, a passion for excellence, superb technical skills and remarkable consistency’ and where ‘the cooking demands national recognition’.
Nicolas said: “We are thrilled that Tassili has been awarded four AA Rosettes. We’ve been working really hard over the last three years and to receive this recognition is great motivation for us to keep creating and delivering the highest possible standards.”
“Luis shares the same passion as I do for trying different things, tasting them and refining them until we reach perfection. I am proud and excited about what we can achieve as a team in the future!”
Commenting on the accolade, Simon Miller General Manager of Hand Picked Hotels Jersey said: “This prestigious award is testament to the amazing work of our Tassili team. We are extremely proud of Nic and Luis’ dedication and commitment to showcasing creative, well crafted, seasonal dishes, with authentic provenance, that genuinely surprise and delight our customers each and every time they visit. These four Rosettes are really well deserved.”
This year marks the 110thyear of AA Hotel & Hospitality Services. The annual black tie AA Hospitality Awards event is one of the highlights in the industry calendar and is attended by world-renowned chefs, prominent hoteliers, restaurateurs, hospitality gurus and key media. The event recognises and rewards the excellence of hotels, restaurants and their respective teams across the UK.