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Laurent Tourondel

Biography

With restaurants across the globe, Laurent is best known in America where he has restaurants in New York, Miami and Charlotte in North Carolina. Further afield he has opened restaurants in Hong Kong and recently London. Laurent cut his teeth training in France before moving to London, where he spent time in the kitchen at Boodles. A truly international chef, he has spent years working in cities such as Moscow and New York, and traveling through South America, Asia and Africa where he further developed his own culinary voice.

Tourondel opened BLT Steak (2004), BLT... READ MORE

With restaurants across the globe, Laurent is best known in America where he has restaurants in New York, Miami and Charlotte in North Carolina. Further afield he has opened restaurants in Hong Kong and recently London. Laurent cut his teeth training in France before moving to London, where he spent time in the kitchen at Boodles. A truly international chef, he has spent years working in cities such as Moscow and New York, and traveling through South America, Asia and Africa where he further developed his own culinary voice.

Tourondel opened BLT Steak (2004), BLT Fish (2005), BLT Prime (2005), BLT Burger (2006), and BLT Market (2007), as well as LT Burger in the Harbor, LT Bar & Grill, LT Burger and Arlington Club, a partnership with TAO Group. Along with a number of oversees properties, including LT Bar & Grill in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Tourondel is also the executive chef at Brasserie Ruhlmann in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center.

In 2015, after consulting on some of the city’s most high profile projects, Tourondel opened two adjacent properties in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, The Vine, a cocktail lounge with a menu of signature small plates, along with L’Amico, an American restaurant with Italian influences inspired by his upbringing in the European countryside.

In June 2016, Tourondel continued his longstanding relationship with The Betsy-South Beach, Miami’s premier boutique hotel, with the opening of LT Steak & Seafood, a seasonally-inspired American restaurant located within the hotel. This was the first of three culinary concepts to open that Tourondel oversees as part of the property’s larger expansion. Joining LT Steak & Seafood, The Alley and The Alley Ventanita, a classic Italian Pizzeria and Gelateria, opened in November 2017.

Tourondel’s next concept, Sag Pizza, is set to open in Summer 2018, bringing his signature pies to Long Island’s East End in Sag Harbor.

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