We wanted to create a Korean restaurant and lounge that will set the new standard and be the leader in hospitality.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 29, 2012
The highly anticipated new Korean barbeque restaurant Kristalbelli opens today at its location in the heart of Manhattan, 8 West 36th St.
Renowned celebrity chef David Shim, a Korean-American who has built up a respectable resume including stints at Veritas and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, is Kristalbelli’s executive chef. Dishes include wagyu beef, organic vegetables, pork belly and much more.
The two-story location features both a restaurant and bar. At the heart of the Kristalbelli concept are the crystal convex belli-shaped grills on each table. Each grill is made of a single piece of crystal, with infrared heat that will produce higher temperatures than charcoal or gas grills. In Korea, both infrared and crystal cooking are known for their health benefits. The crystal grill emits infrared rays, which cooks the meat inside and outside simultaneously. This allows the meat to retain more juice, and the outside is less likely to burn. The stone does not create any harmful residues.
This will be the first time a U.S. restaurant has used infrared.
“As Korean foods are getting more and more popular we couldn't find the right restaurant that's good enough to satisfy the trendsetters around the world,” said Korean entertainment mogul J.Y. Park, who developed the concept and owns the restaurant. “We wanted to create a Korean restaurant and lounge that will set the new standard and be the leader in hospitality.”
Park hosted the grand opening party Monday, deejaying the festivities along with two members of Wonder Girls, his K-Pop Star Girl Group that just finished shooting a movie with Teen Nick, “Wonder Girls At the Apollo.” The movie is a joint venture between Teen Nick chairman Nick Cannon and his own girl group School Gyrls.
The full menu is available now, featuring premium wagyu beef; gujeolpan, which is traditional “emperor’s cuisine,” thinly sliced with a sauté of nine different assortments of vegetables and beef served with crepe; bulgogi jungol for two: marinated rib eye and mushroom stew, and; chadolbap: thinly sliced beef brisket with rice.
PR Contact: Seolbin Park
8 West 36th St. New York, NY 10018