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Vernick Fish, helmed by James Beard Award-winning Chef Greg Vernick, will open at the new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center in fall 2018.  With a focus on pristinely fresh fish and seasonality, Vernick Fish will reflect Greg’s unique approach to American cooking and excellent service and will feature a lively atmosphere with a warm, neighbourhood feel.

“Vernick Fish will share the same spirit as Vernick Food & Drink, the best quality seafood product served, unexpected and impactful flavour combinations and seasonality. I’ve had a modern take on an American oyster bar in mind for the last several years, and I’m grateful to be able to open another restaurant in Philadelphia, a city that I will forever call home,” says Chef Greg Vernick

Concept Highlights

  • Located on the street level of the new Comcast Technology Center at the intersection of Arch and North 19th street, Vernick Fish can accommodate up to 200 guests both day and night, featuring indoor and outdoor patio seating, communal and private dining, and an expansive and lively bar.
  • Blending local and global ingredients, Vernick Fish will feature an extensive menu of beautifully prepared fish and shellfish, and a selection of other proteins and vegetables.
  • The restaurant’s beverage offering will feature curated cocktails and a concentration on sparkling and white wines.

Design Highlights

  • Vernick Fish marks Tihany Design’s first project in Philadelphia.
  • Widely regarded as one of the world’s preeminent hospitality designers, Adam Tihany is known for his practice of thoroughly interpreting a chef’s vision and bringing it to life within the interiors of a restaurant.
  • With a refined industrial appeal, Vernick Fish features a partially exposed ceiling and a sophisticated use of bronze and antique brass details.
  • Custom terrazzo floor, speckled with what looks like crushed white shells, offers a subtle hint to the sea while echoing the natural colour palette throughout the venue.
  • The space is contemporary and casual with a seamless transition from bar to dining area. The white terrazzo extends along the back wall, where the chef’s kitchen is set against a backsplash of blue and cream coloured ceramic tile, the shapes reminiscent of a school of fish.

“I have watched the Philadelphia restaurant scene evolve over the last few years to rival some of the most sought-after food cities in the world. Greg has been a part of that growth, which is why I am excited that Vernick Fish will mark our first-ever project in Philadelphia. We aim to translate the culinary team’s vision of a refined, loft style bar and restaurant into a buoyant local experience with subtle ties to the sea,” says Adam Tihany, Tihany

Design Details

  • Seat: 200 total seats, indoor and outdoor
  • Restaurant Designer: Adam Tihany
  • Cuisine: Modern oyster bar and seafood with a selection of other proteins and vegetables
  • Location: One North 19th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia

“Greg is an excellent Chef and it’s been a joy to work so closely with him to develop Vernick Fish. Greg and his team share the commitment of Four Seasons to delivering impeccable service while making people feel right at home. Vernick Fish will be an incredible part of the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center, and it will help set the high standards for what will be a world-class hotel,” says Ben Shank, General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center.

“I have admired Greg and the team at Vernick Food & Drink since day one. They have managed to make world-class dining feel warm, accessible, and authentically Philadelphia. We are proud that Greg has chosen our campus for his next undertaking and excited to support him as he builds on his outstanding success,” says Brian L. Roberts, Chairman & CEO, Comcast Corporation

About Chef Greg Vernick

The Cherry Hill, New Jerscy native earned a degree in hospitality management from Boston University and went on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America. In New York City, he worked with Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s team at Perry Street, Nougatine, Spice Market and later travelled to Qatar, Tokyo, Vancouver, Boston and Park City to train Chef Vongerichten’s opening teams. In 2012, Greg returned to the Philadelphia area, with his wife Julie, where they opened the doors to their own restaurant, Vernick Food & Drink, serving their honest, no-fuss take on new American cooking. Vernick Food & Drink has been recognised by the likes of Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Philadelphia magazine, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. In May 2017, after receiving his third nomination for the category, Vernick was named Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic by the James Beard Foundation.

About Adam D. Tihany

Widely regarded as one of the world’s preeminent hospitality designers, Adam D. Tihany has created hotel and dining interiors at some of the most iconic properties around the globe, including Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, One & Only Cape Town, The Beverly Hills Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre. Tihany was one of the first designers to collaborate with celebrity chefs, creating signature restaurants for culinary stars such as Thomas Keller, Heston Blumenthal and Daniel Boulud. Tihany Design is a multidisciplinary design atelier with offices in New York and Rome that has a focus in luxury hospitality design.

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Chocolate and Design at Four Seasons Hotel Milano

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With the reopening of its seasonal Sunday Brunch, Four Seasons Hotel Milano will unveil the new décor of its Chocolate Room. This year, Pastry Chef Daniele Bonzi is paying tribute to Milan’s famous reputation for design, with the creation of an art exhibition.

No less than one ton (2,200 pounds) of the finest Valrhona chocolate was necessary to create this new decor featuring geometric shapes, pop-culture and tape art elements as well as three-dimensional installations. Among these, guests can enjoy an interactive sound wave wall filled with chocolate desserts and a reproduction of the famous Needle, Thread and Knot statue by celebrated artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

“Besides fashion, Milan has also positioned itself as an important cradle for contemporary art and design, and you can clearly feel these influences when seeing the numerous art exhibitions in town, or by simply walking around the city or visiting the annual Furniture Fair. This is what has inspired me to create this multi-sensorial art experience. Just as all the paints and materials used in art, chocolate is a fabulous matter to work with, providing endless ways of use, with various natural tones and textures,” explains Pastry Chef Bonzi.

Certainly one of the most loved Hotel’s highlights since its creation in 2007, this hand-decorated delicacy has successively taken the form of a Ratatouille-themed lounge, a chocolate factory and a tropical forest featuring jungle-inspired vegetation and exotic animals. The Chocolate Room can be visited during the traditional Sunday Brunch and booked for private events, chocolate tastings, breakfasts and afternoon breaks.

A must-go occasion for guests and locals alike, the Hotel’ Sunday Brunch provides a unique moment to indulge in traditional Italian dishes served buffet-style including typical recipes as Milanese-style risotto and cutlets, gourmet selections of cold cuts and cheeses, delicious salads and roasted meats. And with its children’s play area and babysitter service, it is also a perfect occasion to spend a relaxed meal with the entire family.

Located in a dramatically 15th century reborn convent, Four Seasons Hotel Milano offers the perfect destination to spend a family holiday. Thanks to its position in the city’s bustling Fashion District, the Hotel allows an easy access to Milan’s historical quarter of Brera and the iconic Duomo, while for those looking for a shopping escape in the world leading couture houses, the Hotel’s Spa is a serene after-shopping respite to be pampered in with exclusive signature treatments.

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The Sweet Treasure of Seasonal Cantonese Cuisine at Shàng-Xí

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Hairy crab season is something that all real food-lovers, from diners to cooks and head chefs are waiting for all year around. There is nothing that quite matches the light, sweet tastes of hairy crab, and its ability to accompany a wide variety of different ingredients.

At Shàng-Xí, renowned Chef Simon Choi has considered the natural delicacy of hairy crab and created a menu that takes guests on a culinary journey. From braised bird’s nest soup with crab jus and egg white to baked avocado and crab cream, sautéed fresh crab with conpoy and eggs, and oven-baked crab cream puffs, this one-off menu is a truly fine way to enjoy the unique flavours of the hairy crab.

The chef’s autumn special menu also showcases crab cream in unison with flavours that aptly accompany. The result is the culmination of decades of cooking expertise simmered down into rich aromas and savoury splendour, only at the award-winning Shàng-Xí at Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai.

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Gourmet Superstar Chef Gordon Ramsay Returns to Bread Street Kitchen Dubai

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The great thing about Atlantis restaurants is that they draw in big names from the culinary world and bring you the best cuisine right here in Dubai! And there’s no denying that Atlantis, The Palm’s food scene is hot right now, with the world’ leading chefs flocking to the resort to show off their culinary skills. From creating signature dishes at Atlantis’ signature restaurants to sharing their top-notch tips and tricks during live demonstrations and masterclasses, our celebrated chefs are rustling up a storm during the entire duration of the Culinary Month in Atlantis Dubai.

One of the key aspects of this edition of Culinary Month celebrations is TV personality and multi Michelin-starred celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s visit to Bread Street Kitchen Dubai to launch his biggest menu change yet – the new ‘Fit Food’ menu.

What’s on The Menu?

The ‘Fit Food Menu is crafted around clean eating and offers a collection of delicious healthy meals that help guests meet their fitness needs and goals. The menu represents Gordon’s commitment to making easy healthy food and the will cater to the health-conscious foodie looking for something fresh and healthy, yet exciting! The recipes on the ‘Fit Food’ menu are inspired by Gordon Ramsay’s new healthy cookbook ‘Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Fit Food’ which will be launched on October 11th, 2018 at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar.

While cooking remains his passion, Gordon is a committed athlete and emphasizes the importance of staying fit and healthy. He says “These are my go-to recipes when I want to eat at home. My great hope is that this will inspire you to get cooking to improve your own health whatever your personal goal”.

Atlantis is offering you the unique opportunity to meet and greet Gordon Ramsay, and try his brand new ‘Fit Food’ inspired menu and recipes with a special four-course meal. You will also have the chance to purchase a copy of the book in the evening to be signed by Gordon.

Lastly, a quick reminder of some of the exciting events Chef Gordon Ramsay is hosting that you won’t want to miss:

Fit Food Night – Thursday 11th October 2018 6:45pm – 12:00am
Launch of the ‘Fit Food’ menu at Bread Street Kitchen with Gordon and Channel 4 radio. Set Menu (food only) for adults is priced at AED 295 & kids (ages 4-11) is AED105

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