About Beck at Brown's
Beck at Brown’s is a relaxed dining restaurant, offering a light menu of Italian classics in the heart of Mayfair. At its core the restaurant has the inimitable Italian style Heinz Beck refined over his years running kitchens in Italy - the lauded 3 michelin starred La Pergola in Rome and Attimi, his recently opened more casual outpost. The dishes use the highest quality seasonal British and Italian ingredients, such as organic lamb from the Rhug estate and brocoletti Romani from Lazio farmers. Each dish is crafted by Heinz to create an Italian menu which showcases the diversity in cooking techniques throughout the country, from the more hearty meat and fish dishes found in the mountainous north to the fresh, citrusy flavours in the sun-drenched south.
Heinz began his career at the Professional School in Passau, Bavaria before going on to work in some of Europe’s finest kitchens including the three Michelin starred Tantris in Munich. In 1991, Beck accepted the position of Sous Chef at Residenz Heinz Winkler in Aschau. After honing his skills at Residenz, Heinz moved to Rome in 1994 to La Pergola where he was awarded three Michelin stars. In 2000, he was honoured with the ‘Golden Medal of the Artists Foyer’ from La Sapienza Rome University.
Executive Chef Heros De Agostinis
Heros De Agostinis began his culinary career in 1995 as an apprentice at Heinz Beck’s three Michelin starred La Pergola in Rome. From then on, Heros has continued to develop a gleaming portfolio of experience at some of the world’s top Michelin-starred restaurants, working alongside three Michelin starred chefs such as Heinz Winkler and Marc Veyrat. In 1999, he took on the role of demi-chef de partie at three-starred Residenz Heinz Winkler, in Ashau, Germany. He then went on to work with luxury resorts group Kempinski for key restaurant openings Indonesia and Slovenia. In 2009 Heros returned to La Pergola where he spent three years as Beck’s culinary right hand man. In 2012 he moved to London becoming Executive Chef at Apsleys before it closed in 2015, then going on to be Executive Chef at Heinz Beck’s newest opening, Beck at Brown’s in Mayfair. Growing up in Rome, Heros draws his inspiration from his family’s cooking, in particular from his grandmother, priding himself on dishes steeped in tradition, underpinned by Italian and Eritrean techniques and flavours.