Worthing’s singing chef releases music video ahead of reopening next month

A Worthing restaurant owner known as the ‘singing chef’ has made a short music video outlining his excitement at reopening next month.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 10:14 am
Updated Friday, 23rd April 2021, 10:20 am

Jean de Rien, who owns The Dining Room in Crescent Road, has shared the video on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

It is a musical parody of a scene from a well-known children’s film with cheerful lyrics about coming out of the lockdown.

“We are very lucky to have a team at The Dining Room with a number of extra skills,” said Jean, who sings while he cooks. “Ollie Henwood, one of our front-of-house team, is a brilliant and talented videographer and editor, and we were able to put this video together completely in-house!”

Jean de Rien, owner of The Dining Room in WorthingJean de Rien, owner of The Dining Room in Worthing
Jean de Rien, owner of The Dining Room in WorthingJean de Rien, owner of The Dining Room in Worthing

Restaurants with only indoor seating are not permitted to open until May 17. The Dining Room will reopen on Saturday, May 22, with its trademark seven-course seasonal menu, using plenty of locally-sourced quality ingredients.

Jean, also known as Jon, said a silver lining of the lockdown has been there has been time to develop new dishes and hone The Dining Room’s flavour combinations and presentation.

“Opening in May also means that great seasonal produce like asparagus, Jersey Royal potatoes and lamb can be on that first menu,” he added.

During the pandemic, the restaurant has offered delivery, from artisan pies to mezze, afternoon tea to three-course celebration meals.

The Dining Room in Worthing

This will continue until May 16, when the restaurant is open for dining in again.

To book your place, visit www.the-dining-room.co.uk.

The Dining Room restaurant is owned and operated by Vice Puddings Limited.

The Dining Room in Worthing
The Dining Room in Worthing