Award-winning Chef Gordon Ramsay and his Gordon Ramsay Holdings Corporate Executive U.S. Chef Andi Van Willigan will partner on their first joint restaurant venture, The Fat Cow, to open this summer at The Grove in Los Angeles.
The Fat Cow's relaxed, rustic neighborhood-dining environment will offer European-inspired, authentic, quality, fresh cuisine utilizing ingredients from all local farms and purveyors. The family-inspired dining will include a rotating roaster, house-cured meats, local cheeses, daily inspired dishes from the farmers market, as well as an in-house pastry chef offering selections of classic American home desserts with a British pub flare.
Ramsay and Van Willigan's vision for the 200-plus-seat restaurant will be executed by the design team of AK Design Network and architects Gold Grenade.
"We're really excited to bring this concept to life, a place where people can just relax and enjoy a delicious European inspired meal," Ramsay says.
"Gordon has been an incredible mentor, so to now to have the opportunity to partner on this restaurant with such a creative culinary concept is really exciting," Van Willigan says.
Scottish by birth, Ramsay opened his namesake restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in 1998, and it quickly received the most prestigious accolade in the culinary world – three Michelin stars. He has become a star of the small screen internationally, with top-rated U.S. shows airing worldwide including "Kitchen Nightmares", "Hell's Kitchen" and "MasterChef," and an upcoming fourth series on Fox, "Hotel Hell."