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Nina and Gerard Basset are delighted to announce that they have merged their hotel with 10in8, The Fine Dining Group, (comprising The 10in8 Collection of restaurants: L’Ortolan, La Bécasse, Paris House and The Angel) founded by famous Michelin star chef Alan Murchison.
Alan Murchison and Gerard Basset have been friends for a number of years. They feel that there is great synergy between both companies and their own complimentary skills. The aim is to continue the expansion plans of 10in8 together, with the exciting development of The Fine Dining Academy, as well as the creation of a world class Cookery and Wine School.
Nina Basset will become the Managing Director of the Group, with Richard Pursey as the Chairman. Directors, Alan and Gerard will respectively lead the cuisine and wine culture of the group.
Each company will retain their original name and style. The 10in8 board, including, Alan and Richard will now own shares in Hotel TerraVina and Gerard and Nina will own shares in 10in8.
On announcing the merger Richard Pursey, Chairman of 10 in 8 said “we are delighted to have joined forces with Nina and Gerard and their team at Hotel Terravina. This merger substantially strengthens The 10 in 8 Fine Dining Group. Led by Alan Murchison, we already have a number of the country’s leading chef’s in our team but now, we have probably the most decorated Sommelier in the world spear-heading our fine wines business. Perhaps as importantly though, Gerard and Nina’s experience in hotel management will give us great depth to our Board and I am delighted to announce that with this merger, Nina Basset has been appointed as the Group’s Managing Director. “
“we have been watching 10 in 8’s progress over the last few years and admire their vision and strategy to develop individuals with raw talent into some of the industry’s most renowned chefs and restaurant managers. This merger will enhance that strategy as we intend to develop the Terravina concept wherever 10 in 8 has a fine dining restaurant. We will also create a world-class Cookery and Wine School based in the New Forest that will further strengthen our already established Fine Dining Academy. We have already worked with 10in8 informally on a couple of joint projects and it was clear that the mix of Gerard’s wine skills when combined with Alan’s culinary expertise created a potent mix of talent that in our opinion is unsurpassed in the world of hotel management and fine dining.’
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