French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s most recent restaurant and primary seafood idea, the Fulton, has opened for dinner provider inside the newly evolved Seaport District in New York. It has bi-stage indoor and outdoor seating and views of the Brooklyn Bridge, East River, and the Manhattan skyline. “The idea takes its call from the Fulton Fish Market, previously placed close to the brand new eating place’s downtown region,” Vongerichten instructed Wine Spectator via email. “The Fulton will pay homage to the former market with a menu of seafood-forward fare in a one-of-a-kind waterfront putting.”
The Fulton’s 80-choice wine listing, which spotlights regions including Burgundy, Bordeaux, California, Austria, Germany, Italy, and Spain, enhances the restaurant’s focus on wild-caught seafood from the East Coast. It joins Vongerichten’s roster of extra than 30 restaurants international, including Wine Spectator Grand Award Jean-Georges and Best of Award of Excellence Jean-Georges Steakhouse. Several different restaurants are slated to open at the Seaport District in the coming months, together with a bar and grill by using David Chang, who helps a couple of Restaurant Award-winning Momofuku principles, as well as Majordōmo.—B.G.
Chef Carmen Quagliata Leaves Union Square Cafe
Carmen Quagliata will depart his position as executive chef of Union Square Cafe in New York on the top of June. “Union Square Cafe is [Union Square Hospitality Group]’s mom yeast, and Carmen leaves huge shoes to fill,” Danny Meyer, the institution’s CEO, stated in a declaration shared with Wine Spectator. Quagliata has helmed the kitchen for 15 years, starting lower back whilst the restaurant became its authentic location on the sixteenth avenue. Union Square serves delicate American cuisine complemented by its Best of Award of Excellence–prevailing wine listing of one,560 selections, which makes a specialty of California, France, and Italy. USHG also owns 5 different Restaurant Award winners, including Grand Award the Modern. While no alternative chef has been named, the group is actively looking.—J.H.
Brennan’s in New Orleans Says Goodbye to Its Chef
Chef Slade Rushing joined Best of Award of Excellence winner Brennan’s in 2014 at a pivotal point for the restaurant. Now, he’s transferring on to pursue other opportunities. Get the whole story.
DB Bistro Moderne Welcomes New Chef
This month, chef Michael Balboni took over as executive chef of Best of Award of Excellence winner DB Bistro Moderne, Daniel Boulud’s eating place in Midtown Manhattan in New York. Before this new role, Balboni worked at Boulud’s Daniel and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in New York. “The beliefs, techniques, and requirements of Daniel are ingrained in how I prepare dinner,” he informed Wine Spectator.
While the 350-choice wine listing, with strengths in Burgundy and California, will continue to be equal, the menu at DB Bistro Moderne will exchange seasonally. Balboni is looking to integrate a few Boulud techniques learned earlier in his profession. “One instance would be our branzino paupiette, which has taken the technique of Daniel’s classic dish seabass paupiette,” he said. “The garnish is distinctive, and the fish is distinct. However, the technique is paying homage to my early days at Restaurant Daniel.”—B.G.
Another Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille Opens in Austin
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille is now open inside the Domain Northside complex in Austin, Texas. It’s the second one in Austin vicinity for the steak-residence emblem, which has 14 Restaurant Award winners throughout us of a. Each one gives a mostly same center list of approximately 230 wines, plus a Captain’s List of approximately forty extra labels unique to each region, primarily based on availability and market tendencies. The principal listing emphasizes California; however, it represents pinnacle wine-growing regions worldwide, complementing the conventional steakhouse fare.
Perry’s corporate beverage director Susi Zivanovic is known as the Captain’s List at Domain Northside, “a clearly first-rate list of better-quit wines,” including five single-winery Cabernet Sauvignons from Bond. The restaurant additionally gives approximately 50 wines by the glass, with nine served through Coravin. It’s now not a large list. However, we are very modern in changing it up,” Zivanovic introduced.—J.H.
Eddie V’s Debuts in Massachusetts
Seafood and steak residence chain Eddie V’s Prime Seafood opened its first Massachusetts place in Boston’s Prudential Center this month. There are 17 Restaurant Award-winning Eddie V’s across u. S. A. The idea is part of Darden Restaurants, which also operates the Capital Grille and Seasons 52. The new Eddie V’s functions the emblem’s middle listing of one hundred fifty wines, plus a further two hundred choices from the local wine director, David Crowe, with over 40 available by way of the glass. The choices are commonly from California. However, the list also gives wines from South Africa, Spain, England, Austria, and greater.