Rabot 1745 with Lee Kranefuss, executive in residence, Warburg Pincus

Lee Kranefuss Warburg Pincus
By GlobalCapital
16 Apr 2014

Mildly discombobulating evenings down in Borough, occasionally involving the liquid assets of The Market Porter, are not unknown. But walking into Rabot 1745 was a true assault on the senses. On the ground floor of an impressively refurbished building, close to the moved railway linking London Bridge and Blackfriars, there sits a fully operational chocolate factory. A machine called a conche, first invented by Rodolphe Lindt, was turning roasted cocoa nibs into chocolate for the shop and restaurant.

Rabot 1745 boasts it is Britain’s first “cocoa cuisine” restaurant. It seemed a good place to meet someone who can genuinely lay claim to being a pioneer and iconoclast. Lee Kranefuss, executive in residence at Warburg Pincus, is in London having just acquired Source, the $15.3bn in assets exchange-traded fund (ETF) manager, ...

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