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Sienna Restaurant wins Michelin Star

Friday, January 29th, 2010
Sienna Chef Russell Brown
Sienna Chef Russell Brown

Congratulations to Sienna Restaurant on winning its first prestigious Michelin star –currently the only Michelin Star held in Dorset.

Sienna located at 36, High West St it also boasts three AA Rosettes and is listed in the 2010 Good Food Guide and Harden’s Restaurant Guide.

The Sienna Restaurant, owned by Russell and Eléna Brown, opened in April 2003 and has gained a well deserved reputation for fine food and wine. Russell Brown discovered the exciting news on Friday 15th January when details of the 2010 list were leaked on the internet.

In an article in the Western Gazette Russell said

“You hope your cooking puts you in the ball park of getting a Michelin Star, and to most chefs it is almost like the Holy Grail.”

Russell Brown a professional chef for 15 years prepares a menu of modern British cuisine using good quality fresh seasonal ingredients together with fine wines and a friendly service.

Sienna Restuarant Dorchester
Sienna Restuarant Dorchester

Russell ran a fishing tackle business before he started his training as a commi chef at the Alverton Manor Hotel in Truro, Cornwall. Russell was also made a Fellow of the Masterchefs of Great Britain in 2008.

The couple employ a full time commi chef and two part time waiting and washing-up staff.

“It is a huge achievement and great for our staff like young Hannah Edwards – our commi chef”

said the couple in a BBC interview.

Sienna with its cream and natural wood colour schemes creates a unique relaxing atmosphere that truly lives up to its name. Open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch & dinner.

Visit the Sienna Restaurant website for a current menu listing and details on opening times.

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