Chef Hergatt’s refined an innovative approach to seasonal cuisine has won accolades from hundreds of guests and created a tradition of recognition for Juni.
Manhattan, New York (PRWEB) October 29, 2014
Hotel Chandler announces that its onsite restaurant Juni, led by Executive Chef Shaun Hergatt, has been awarded one Michelin star for 2015. The Michelin star joins a list of accolades already enjoyed by the restaurant.
Juni, known for a fresh, seasonal take on New-American cuisine has been recognized for its inventive culinary endeavors several times over the course of the past year. “At Juni I talk about seasonality. But for me it means so much more than 4 seasons,” said Executive Chef Shaun Hergatt. “I pick the ripest and finest product available at that time and serve it as the star.”
Chef Hergatt’s innovative approach has resulted in many accolades for the restaurant, including a spot on Esquire’s list of “Best New Restaurants 2013” and Zagat’s “10 of New York’s Sexiest New Restaurants.” The restaurant’s wine list has been celebrated as well, earning Juni a spot among the top restaurants in the world presented with an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, the industry’s esteemed wine lifestyle magazine. The awards have not stopped here. Juni has earned the high honor of one Michelin star for 2015.
For over a century, Michelin has released their guide to the world’s best dining destinations. Considered one of the highest honors in the restaurant industry, Michelin stars represent excellence and innovation in the culinary arts. Each restaurant recognized has been visited by an anonymous reviewer that works for Michelin. Restaurateurs never know when a Michelin reviewer is in house, thus ensuring that each reviewer receives the restaurant’s standard level of service, resulting in an unbiased assessment of the cuisine and experience.
“We are honored to announce that Hotel Chandler’s onsite restaurant Juni has earned the high honor of one Michelin star,” said Kate Martin, General Manager. “We are delighted with the achievement, a recognition that has been echoed by hundreds of satisfied guests. Chef Hergatt’s refined an innovative approach to seasonal cuisine has won accolades from hundreds of guests and created a tradition of recognition for Juni.”
It is Chef Hergatt’s skillful manipulation of seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and foragers that makes Juni’s menu so popular among gourmands. The Michelin star is hard-earned as Chef Hergatt takes a masterful approach to manipulating the finest ingredients as little as possible so that their freshness shines through. This is Hergatt’s second Michelin star award.
About Hotel Chandler
Hotel Chandler, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is situated in the epicenter of New York City, a secret gem on a quiet block just steps away from everything the city has to offer. A member of the newly-launched Triumph Hotels brand, this 148-room boutique property blends modern style with the comforts of home, including luxury amenities including Molton Brown amenities and Frette linens. Hotel Chandler features a refined library room, lobby lounge, modern fitness center, free wi-fi and complimentary coffee and tea daily. Meeting space including a 600 square-foot executive meeting space fully equipped with AV technology was just unveiled, as well as a private dining room. High-end, organic restaurant Juni by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Shaun Hergatt has received a number of accolades since opening in 2013 and showcases fresh, seasonal cuisine on a frequently changing menu. For information and reservations, call 1 (866) 627-7847 or visit http://www.hotelchandler.com.