Ennismore Reveals New Food & Beverage Concept Studio: Carte Blanched

Ennismore, the fastest growing lifestyle hospitality company, announces today Card blanched – a specialized in-house team of operators, chefs, mixologists and creatives who create bespoke, forward-thinking, authentic and culturally relevant food and beverage concepts for Ennismore’s lifestyle brands.

Unique to Ennismore, Carte Blanched creates new and develops existing F&B brands for hotel owners, overseeing everything from conception to opening and beyond to provide exceptional destinations for local and international guests. Ennismore’s 100 lifestyle hotels have 190 restaurants and bars, accounting for approximately 50% of total sales – a testament to each brand’s connection to the local community.

Carte Blanched’s expertise is bolstered by a global network of hospitality associates and partners, including: Selin Kiazim & Laura Christie, Founder of Oklava; Monica Berg & Alex Kratenathe multi-award winning duo behind Tayer and Elementary; Kris Yenbamroong, LA’s Night + Market; Andrei Soen, Singapore’s Park Bench Deli; Layo Paskin & Zoe Paskinthe team behind Palomar, The Barbary, Evelyn’s Table and The Blue Posts in London; and Tuscan Butcher Dario Cecchinithe cult Netflix show Chef’s Table.

Carte Blanched has over 40 brands in its portfolio and has opened 17 new stores in Europe and the Middle East since 2021. Carte Blanched is behind some of the most coveted dining experiences including:

  • Tandoor Tina at 25hours Dubai – the smells, tastes and colors of exotic and carefree travels around India with fresh, quality ingredients and bright flavors prepared in the tandoor oven and on the grill
  • Four Corners at The Hoxton, Barcelona – Italian-American restaurant specializing in Detroit-style pizza with a menu created by Pizza Czar, Anthony Falco
  • Seabird at Hoxton, Southwark – Fish restaurant with London’s longest oyster menu
  • Fi’Lia at SLS Dubai – Italian-Mediterranean cuisine based on the philosophy of nutrition handed down from one generation of women to the next, by Sara Akel, Michelin Bib Gourmand winner
  • Bibo at Mondrian Shoreditch – A lively spot perfect for casual lunches and spirited dinners with Chef Dani García
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“The F&B experience is an integral part of what differentiates lifestyle hospitality brands from your traditional hotel brands, and with Carte Blanched we ensure our restaurants and bars are authentic and culturally relevant in global and local markets,” said Sharan Pasricha, Founder and Co-CEO of Ennismore. “Carte Blanched is a completely new and unique approach to how we deliver exceptional drinking and dining destinations to our owners and hotels – from concept to execution. and is one of the key factors that differentiates Ennismore from our competitors. I’m incredibly proud of the team we’ve put together, who are among the best in their field.”

The launch of Carte Blanched comes with some exciting new projects including:

  • floating world – a fabulously excessive Japanese-influenced restaurant specializing in bold, easy-to-share food with stylish, immersive design and extravagant cocktails
  • dollars – a new sandwich bar concept in partnership with Andrei Soen, the mastermind behind Park Bench Deli – the vibrant American sandwich spot and deli in the heart of Singapore
  • chets – a Thai-American restaurant in partnership with LA-based Kris Yenbamroong (Night + Market)
  • Bottega di Carna – an Italian-inspired nose-to-tail restaurant in collaboration with Dario Cecchini
  • Mr. Nakamoto- an American steakhouse with Japanese flavors inspired by Mad Men-era mid-Manhattan cuisine

Carte Blanched’s services range from strategic development, market research including local insider knowledge trend reports and culinary and beverage innovations to brand identity creation, recruitment, training and marketing and PR. In addition, the Carte Blanched team is testing the concept ahead of the full public launch of a new brand in a three-month pop-up at La Cave – its incubator kitchen at The Hoxton, Holborn – to gather important customer feedback and crucially build brand awareness.

The Carte Blanched team includes:

  • Sharan Pasricha, Carte Blanched Leader and Founder of Ennismore – As one of Conde Nast Traveler’s 50 People Changing The Way We Travel, Sharan ensures seamless integration between the studio and other business functions within Ennismore
  • Jules Pearson, Vice President of Creative – Jules was with Ennismore from the start and grew The Hoxton globally. He guides creativity and uses marketing insights to create F&B brands and partnerships that are relevant now and in the future
  • Wayne Brown, VP F&B Development – Culinary – Wayne oversees collaborations with chefs, leveraging his experience leading hospitality concepts and groups including Disruptive Restaurant Group, SBE and Marina Bay Sands
  • Alex Ghalleb, Vice President of Operations – With over 20 years of hospitality experience including Soho House, Gold Notting Hill and Pizza East, Alex seamlessly bridges concept and reality
  • Nick Comaty, VP of Operations & Development for MEA, Turkey and India – Based in Dubai, Nick has over 20 years of hospitality experience, from independent venues such as Nammos Dubai and the Mina Group to hotels such as SLS Miami and Gramercy Park NYC. Nick creates, operates and builds amazing experiences
  • Gareth Evans, Beverage Director – With over two decades of experience running Jason Atherton’s award-winning bar locations worldwide, Gareth oversees all beverage collaborations
  • Micaela Philippo, Brand Director – As a creative and brand strategy specialist having worked with concepts such as Pachamama, Chicama and Farm Girl, Micaela produces unique, research-based concepts with integrity
  • Caroline Strauss, Director of F&B Openings and Special Projects – Oversees the development of Carte Blanched projects in America and openings worldwide. Caroline has an independent F&B background, including Bar Lab and Starr Restaurants
  • Carmen Tomasic, Director of F&B, Asia Pacific – Based in Singapore, Carmen leads F&B for the Asia Pacific region, drawing on a wide range of hospitality experience, from managing hat restaurants and cocktail bars to hosting events with companies such as Merivale Group, QT Hotels and the Ultra Music Festival
  • Peter Macias, Global Executive Chef – Carte Blanched Executive Chef Peter joins the team with over 16 years of experience in kitchens across Miami and Los Angeles including Sawyer, Kettle Black and Kimpton La Peer Hotel. At the beginning of his career, Peter was mentored by Nina Compton and Michael Pirolo at Scarpetta in Fontainebleu
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Ennismore’s in-house studios

Carte Blanched is one of Ennismore’s four specialty in-house studios that has owned every guest touchpoint. A unique offering in the hospitality industry, these studios work with owners to enhance their properties and create an authentic branded experience for their guests. they include AIME Studios – an award-winning interior and graphics studio; stay longer – a laboratory for digital product and technology innovations; Ennismore Partnership Studio – what drives global partnerships and brand awareness, and Card blanched.

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Ennismore is a creative hospitality company with a global collective of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands driven by purpose. It curates and manages unique properties and experiences in some of the world’s most exciting destinations. Ennismore and Accor entered into a joint venture in 2021 to create a new autonomous entity in which Accor has a majority stake. As the world’s fastest growing lifestyle hospitality company, it combines Ennismore’s expertise in building brands with creative storytelling, design and authentic experiences with Accor’s extensive knowledge of scaling, network growth and distribution. Ennismore comprises 14 brands – with 101 locations and an additional 137 in the pipeline – and a collection of over 150 culturally relevant and diverse restaurants and nightclubs. Ennismore was named to Fast Company’s 2020 and 2021 list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies; #29 in FT1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies; and is part of FT Future 100 – the UK’s fastest growing companies shaping the future of their industry.


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