POPULAR restaurant “etch. by Steven Edwards” has unveiled the latest piece of artwork to adorn its walls created using only the foils from bottles of Nyetimber.

Contemporary collage artist Louise Phillips (LouTheArtist) is the artist behind the piece, commissioned by etch’s executive owner Steve Barrey.

Steve and Louise met at the restaurant last year and soon started discussing the one blank wall that was yet to be filled.

It was Steve’s love of Nyetimber, the locally produced and internationally recognised sparkling wine, that inspired the design - and it was his wife Kim who inspired the name: “Nyekimber.”

Steve Barrey said: “The ethos behind etch can so easily be understood by looking at the art on our restaurant walls – modern, talented, local – so a contemporary Nyetimber inspired piece seemed the perfect choice for the final piece of artwork.

“I knew instantly that Louise was the right artist to commission – her style is spot on for etch and she was as enthusiastic as me about creating a piece entirely from bottle foils.

“I have always been a huge fan of Nyetimber and the fact that it is such a popular choice on our drinks menu makes this piece all the more exciting.

“As for the name, it is wonderful to be able to give something back to the best wife and mother to our children.”

The finished Nyekimber piece brings a glowing golden circle of life to the restaurant’s last blank wall space – the foil collage was placed on a bespoke, backlit, circular frame which perfectly complements the contemporary restaurant setting.

Meanwhile, etch. By Steven Edwards is launching a series of Guest Chef evenings - starting with a Michelin-Starred chef.

On Tuesday February 27, Matt Worswick will be guest of honour in the etch. kitchen, ready to showcase his unique style with a one-off seven-course tasting menu – including dishes such as: pigs trotter with piccalilli, halibut with almond and venison with pear.

A wine pairing, carefully matched by etch. sommelier Sam Weatherill, will also be available.

Matt joins etch. for the evening from his role as head chef at The Latymer restaurant in the Pennyhill Park Hotel, Surrey – where he earned his Michelin-Star last year.

Matt’s ethos to cooking is influenced by the summers he used to spend with his grandmother on The Isle of Man, where he saw first-hand the benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables.

Her waste not want not philosophy has stuck firm to this day.

Steven Edwards said: “I’ve always admired Matt’s style of cooking, and his food is simply delicious – we will certainly be welcoming him with open arms at etch. on February 27.

“He is the perfect person to kick off our new series of Guest Chef nights.”

etch. Guest Chef evenings will be running throughout the year with chefs such as Tom Griffiths (behind Brighton pop-up, Flank) and Anton Piotrowski (2012 MasterChef: The Professionals winner) creating one-off menus for etch diners.

Tickets are £60 per person for the food menu and £110 for food and wine pairing.