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Burnt Truffle Welcomes New Talent to the Neighbourhood

Burnt Truffle Welcomes New Talent to the Neighbourhood
Written by Amy

Time doesn’t stand still for Gary Usher and his growing team, as Wirral restaurant, Burnt Truffle, welcomes new manager Ashley Whittingham-Orford, and celebrates rising star Scott Griffiths moving into his new role as Head Chef.

Ashley arrived in Heswall after refining her sommelier experience at Chester restaurant, Opera Grill, before that she was instrumental in the opening of Corks Out in Knutsford. The new manager’s passion and knowledge of fine wine will prove invaluable with Burnt’s wine evening, held on the last Friday of each month, being a key date in the calendar of any discerning wine connoisseur.

New Head Chef, Scott Griffiths, grew up in Shropshire, originally planning to pursue a career in golf, after cutting his teeth in a number of established local restaurants he soon realised that catering was his true calling.

Scott is excited to share the new menu at Burnt Truffle with highlights such as; crispy pigs head with peas, mustard and coriander dressing or white crab on sour dough toast with cucumber and green chili chutney to start. Main courses include; chargrilled mackerel with white cabbage and mango, and macadamia salad with salt-baked celeriac, goat curd mousse, sorrel pesto and herb crumb.  New sharing dish, whole roasted duck with salsa verde, is already massively popular, as well as the winning ginger parkin with crème fraiche sorbet to finish.

Both Ashley and Scott have a strong desire to focus on local customers at the much-loved neighborhood restaurant, both are keen to get to know regular customers and understand what they love and want from this Wirral bistro.

Gary Usher comments: “We wanted to build a business based on word of mouth and direct feedback to the restaurant itself. The aim has always been to create the ultimate neighborhood restaurant so we’re more than excited to welcome Ashley to the restaurant team and to see Scott as our new Head Chef, as we continue to offer great food to share with family and friends in a relaxed environment, right on your door step.”

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