Igor joined Orrery as Head Chef in April 2008 from his role as Head Chef at the Michelin-starred Mirabelle restaurant in London’s Mayfair, a capacity in which he had worked since 2005. Previously, Igor joined Mirabelle as a sous chef in 1999 before quickly being promoted to senior sous chef in 2000. Earlier experiences also include other Michelin-starred establishments such as sous chef at L’Oranger (1998) and Head Chef at Maison Novelli (1996).
Igor uses only the best British ingredients with great attention to detail with a style of cooking that is both approachable and refined in its creativity and careful presentation of each dish. Sensitive to the seasons and committed to sourcing the best local produce, Igor’s menu at Orrery in Marylebone changes almost daily. His passion has acted as a driving force that has made Orrery an iconic London establishment.
Speaking of Igor’s appointment, D&D London’s Managing Director David Loewi said, “We are absolutely thrilled that Igor has accepted the role of chef patron at Orrery. His passionate approach to cooking has established Orrery as a beloved destination among Marylebone locals and Londoners alike and truly deserves its recent 3 AA Rosette accolade.”
Recently refurbished in May 2015, Orrery is a luxury French restaurant in the heart of Marylebone, boasting an elegant dining room on the first floor of a converted stable block with a stunning view overlooking St Marylebone Church gardens through large arched windows. It offers a menu of unashamedly luxurious French cooking reflected in dishes such as this season’s Truffle and potato ravioli topped with mushrooms and butter emulsion; Dorset sea bass, herbed crust, wild mushroom, horseradish cream and beetroot; Partridge, braised cabbage, pancetta, orange and jus; and Citrus and Bourbon vanilla crème brûlée and clementine sorbet. It also has a legendary cheese trolley showcasing an impressive selection farmhouse cheeses.