Emily Roux, the daughter of Michel Roux Jr is to open her first restaurant alongside her husband Diego Ferrari – head chef at her father’s twice Michelin-star-winning Le Gavroche restaurant.
The restaurant – called Caractere – will open in Notting Hill, focusing on simple French and Italian dishes. The couple say the wine list will focus on smaller winemakers.
Roux told media: “My background and my training is, of course, classic French fine dining, but I’ve always been so in love with Italian food. Then I found love with Italian-born Diego when we were both working in Monaco at Alain Ducasse’s three Michelin starred restaurant, Le Louis XV.
“Since we’ve been together, he has taught me so much about Italian food. Our new restaurant brings together our story, and our menu will always be a reflection of the food we love to cook and love to eat.”