Jean-Georges Vongerichten to open abc kitchens at the Emory hotel

12 March 2024 by

Jean-Georges Vongerichten will open abc kitchens within the new Emory hotel in Knightsbridge on 4 April.

The restaurant will bring together elements from three of his New York sites: abc kitchen, abcV and abc cocina.

The Emory is part of the Maybourne Hotel Group, behind Claridge's, the Connaught and the Berkeley. US-based French chef Vongerichten already oversees an eponymous restaurant at the Connaught as well as the Connaught Grill.

The chef has said his latest opening for the group will showcase a passionate commitment to fresh, organic, sustainable, and ethically sourced local produce.

Vongerichten's dishes forgo the traditional use of meat stocks and creams and instead feature intense flavours and textures from vegetable juices, fruit essences, light broths, and herbal vinaigrettes.

Highlights from the menu include New York signatures such as crab toast with green chilli, dill and lemon aioli; crispy fish tacos served with aioli and cabbage-apple slaw, as well as char-grilled beef tenderloin served with chimichurri and lime.

The drinks menu has been created to complement the food, with a market availability approach to ingredients. Highlights include a cucumber martini and a pomegranate mezcalita.

Overseeing the menu under Vongerichten's stewardship will be executive head chef Ben Boeynaems, who joins the Emory from the Beaumont hotel and has previously worked with chefs including Gordon Ramsay and Eric Chavot.

Mike Walker will take the position of restaurant general manager.

The interiors of abc kitchens have been designed by Rémi Tessier and play on the progressive architectural spirit of the building and its pared-down aesthetic.

The restaurant will also feature a private dining room seating up to 10 guests, with a view of the pass and dining room.

Designed by Richard Rogers and Ivan Harbour, the Emory will be London's first all-suite hotel and the first new London opening in 50 years for the Maybourne Hotel Group.

Vongerichten is responsible for the operation of 60 restaurants worldwide.

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