Savoy Service

A touch of The Savoy’s famous service is now available at The Black Swan.

This stunning silver-plated carving trolley – once owned by one of the world’s most famous hotels – has a new chance to wow diners.

The beautiful centrepiece will be integral to a new type of dining at the venue’s three AA Rosette restaurant The Gallery.

Alan O’Kane, executive chef at The Black Swan, says that the refurbished trolley will help serve up traditional Yorkshire fare, which takes dining at the Helmsley establishment back to its roots.
There is also a cheese trolley which offers an extensive range of around 25 cheeses – including Yorkshire, French and Swiss – and dishes include classics such as chicken liver parfait, beef wellington and baked Alaska.

He said: “It’s a silver plated carving trolley that was made in 1962 for The Savoy in London.
“We bought it in the last six months privately, but it was in a bit if a state and it had seen better days.”
Alan’s early career years were spent at The Savoy.

He added: “We are taking The Black Swan back to a traditional coaching inn style and felt that the food offering had to be in keeping with an olde worlde classic Yorkshire serving – with carved meats at the table, a cheese trolley, just fantastic service and a lot of theatre.”

Heritage Silverware undertook the refurbishment of the trolley, and by coincidence it was the same company initially commissioned by The Savoy to originally design it.
For more information about what’s on offer at The Gallery Restaurant visit this link.