Anton Piotrowski won Masterchef: The Professionals in 2012 and the next year was awarded a Michelin star at The Treby Arms in Devon which he’s held on to ever since. But he’s now taken the decision to swap the southwest for Liverpool where he plans to open Roski later this year. With your help, that is.
Anton and partner have identified a site on Rodney Street and aim to raise £60,000 through crowdfunding to fit out the restaurant and turn a downstairs store room into a private dining space. It’s going to be all about top-end dining in informal surroundings and the ultimate goal is to be running Liverpool’s only two-Michelin-star restaurant. Roski will open five days a week for lunch and dinner offering four- and seven-course tasting menus as well as a pre-theatre deal until 6pm.
The beauty of crowdfunding is that you don’t need to be Alan Sugar to back a new restaurant and you can get involved for as little as £5. As well as the kudos of investing in your own restaurant, Roski’s Kickstarter page offers a long list of tangible returns for your hard-earned cash ranging from a signed menu (£5) through a Roski T-shirt (£25), a cooking course with Anton (£50), a 4-course taster dinner for two (£70), private dining for 10 (£750) right up to a private chef for a week (£8,000). You’ve got until Thursday October 12 to get involved.