CAU restaurants are delighted to become a sponsor of the Henley Herald schools news. They opened their doors in Henley on Hart Street a year ago this month offering their guests a different fun-filled dining experience drawn from the vibrancy of Buenos Aires, a city where cosmopolitan sophistication collides with an irresistibly chaotic energy.
Charley Springall, Marketing Manager for CAU said, “We really enjoy being openly involved with the community and to support local events and initiatives.” They have already become sponsors of the Henley Hawks RFC.
CAU’s menu is described as ‘a melting pot of comfort food inspired by Italy and Spain alongside the jewel in Argentina’s crown, its beef’. Mouthwatering steaks, burgers and steak sandwiches are joined by a tempting selection of more-ish favourites, each with a distinctive Buenos Aires twist.
Pascale Lanzuolo is now heading up the restaurant as General Manager, many may know him from Zizzis. He joined CAU in July at the start of Henley Regatta. Pascale said, “What a week to start but it was fantastic and really enjoyable. I joined CAU because their offering is very different from any other high street restaurant. Their restaurants are very modern with a lively atmosphere and food wise the dishes majority of dishes are made from scratch including their ketchup, mayonnaise and chips. Yes they really do peel and chop their potatoes to make the perfect chips!”
Charley continued, “Our first year has been challenging. We know at times that the service has not been up to the level that we want to deliver and that the community of Henley expect. However we make sure that we choose the correct calibre of staff and put them through a comprehensive training programme. When they join us they learn about the cuts of the beef, they taste the entire menu so that they know what to recommend to our guests and even suggest the perfect matching wine. We give them incentives and allow them to use their initiatives e.g. inventing a new cocktail.”
The kitchen is headed up by Glen the Head Chef and supported by Dom Ashworth, CAU’s Head Griller, who was an ex-rower who has competed at Henley Regatta. Dom said, “The kitchen team are excellent in Henley and we’re pleased to be welcoming Nick Power shortly as Sous Chef who joined CAU as a Kitchen Porter in Bristol only last year.”
“With Pascale now on board and the rest of CAU Henley team recruited and trained we’re ready and excited about the busy festive period. We know that the people of Henley need to feel important and have a really good experience. We hope we can build on our open and good relationship with everyone,” Charley finished by saying.
We’d like to thank CAU for supporting the Henley Herald. Without our sponsors, the Henley Herald wouldn’t exist.