There was big Midtown news last month as Loews Regency New York Hotel and The Regency Bar & Grill appointed Manjit Manohar to their Executive Chef post.
As Executive Chef, Manohar will be responsible for the entire kitchen operation for the hotel including The Regency Bar & Grill, home to the “Power Breakfast” as well as all in-room dining operations. He will also focus his efforts on ongoing menu development, staff training, supervising culinary presentations and ensuring exceptional experiences for the restaurant, special events and hotel guests.
Manohar joins with a new vision and outlook for the restaurant. “I want to re-establish The Regency Bar & Grill as a true neighborhood spot,” said the chef. “I am fortunate to be a part of a restaurant that already has such a strong reputation as the ultimate breakfast spot in New York City. I am excited for our current guests and new clientele to enjoy an expansive lunch, dinner and bar menu full of classic recipes and dishes filled with local and seasonal fare.”
Some of the new items that Chef looks forward to guests sampling are the: Crisp and Dip, available on the bar menu, featuring tzatziki, hummus, baba ganoush, festive olives and pita crisps. Ideal for sharing, this dish features an award winning baba ganoush recipe not to be missed. Another must-try will be the White Asparagus Vichyssoise prepared with ramps, hazelnut and chive oil. For entrees, the Chef recommends the Diver Scallop, prepared pan-seared and topped with charred cauliflower, pickled raisins and ramps. And lastly, Chef looks forward to serving a classic Strawberry Shortcake topped with macerated strawberry and basil.
In addition to new menu offerings, Chef Manohar is also debuting a monthly dinner series in the Regency Room. Each month, Chef will partner with a local beverage purveyor and develop a multiple course pairing menu for guests and locals to enjoy. The dining series will debut on Tuesday, April 25 with a “Rose around the World” theme. On May 23, guests can enjoy an evening of Tequila and Mezcal; June 27, a night with Prisoner Wine Company and July 25, join us as we celebrate National Wine and Cheese Day. Guests can visit the restaurant’s Resy page to purchase tickets for these events and learn about future dates for the dining series.
Before heading to Park Avenue, Chef most recently served as Executive Chef of Millennium Hilton Hotel, where he oversaw all food and beverage activities across the hotel’s various outlets including Ambassador Grill, Ambassador Lounge, Sky Lounge as well in-room dining and catering. Prior to that Manohar spent time in some of the most prestigious kitchens in Manhattan including The Standard Highline, where he oversaw The Standard Grill, Biergarten, The Living Room and Top of the Standard along with The Pierre Hotel where he served as both Assistant Executive Sous Chef and Executive Sous Chef.
“Manjit has over 20 years of experience working in the culinary industry before joining us on Park Avenue,” says John Maibach, Managing Director of the iconic hotel. “As we head into our 60th year serving our guests, I am confident Manjit will continue to lead the culinary team to provide memorable experiences without sacrificing quality, consistency, creativity and service time and time again.”
When Chef Manohar is not working in the kitchen, he enjoys having comfort food, especially Thai cuisine, spending time with his family, taking long drives and watching cricket.
Situated boldly on New York’s Park Avenue, Loews Regency New York Hotel is conveniently located on New York’s famed Upper East Side. Each of the stunning 379 guestrooms and suites seamlessly blend iconic Art Deco design with modern sensibilities, craftily merging form and function to complement nearly 60 years of service expertise. Guests can experience the allure of Park Avenue at The Regency Bar & Grill or Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa. Loews Regency New York Hotel sets a new standard in luxury and thoughtful design with a legacy of hospitality expertly orchestrated and masterfully performed. Learn more at their website and The Regency Bar & Grill website.