Dorset’s Michelin starred Chef prepares to celebrate 10 years of his Sienna Restaurant in Dorchester.

Chef Russell Brown is celebrating 10 years of the restaurant he runs in Dorchester with his wife Elena. Sienna, in High West Street, was opened in 2003 and has since picked up a string of awards, including Dorset’s first Michelin star in 20 years.

To commemorate its tenth year in Dorchester, Sienna is to host a 10 day event involving a specially selected 10 course menu (below) – with each menu worth 10 pounds to the charity Hospitality Action.

Sponsors of the event – which begins on 18th April and is available for dinner Tue to Sat – include Bollinger Champagne, Blackacre Farm Eggs, Westwood House, Richard Budd Photography, Dorset Wines and Villeroy & Boch.

Chef Russell said:

“In many ways it’s hard to believe that we have been open at Sienna for ten years; how time flies!  So much has changed and the business has grown considerably. Over the years we have had an incredible amount of support from our staff, customers and suppliers; we have made good friends and have learnt a huge amount. A 10 course tasting menu seems the perfect way to celebrate our achievements, share the occasion with our customers, friends and suppliers as well as raising funds for Hospitality Action.”

The cost is £75 per person with £10 going to Hospitality Action.

For more information go to www.SiennaRestaurant.co.uk and to book places please ring Sienna on 01305-250022


Prawns with avocado and saffron

New potato soup, wild garlic pesto

Ham hock terrine with watercress and Pommery mustard

Wild mushroom salad, slow cooked Blackacre egg yolk, truffle dressing

Parmesan and ricotta tortelloni with English asparagus

Roast fillet of brill with spring onion mash, herb butter sauce

Loin of Dorset lamb, shepherds pie, carrot and peas

Keen’s cheddar rarebit with spiced cider apple jelly

 Chocolate shot

 Apricot and almond tart with clotted cream ice cream