The historic Hermitage Lodge is revamping its seem and its meals assistance with a globe-renowned chef, a new cafe and a new pink marble girls home that will rival its iconic art deco men’s area, hotel executives advised The Tennessean.
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten — who has launched 39 acclaimed restaurants in New York City, Paris, Shanghai and elsewhere — will make his 1st foray into the American South when he takes more than the hotel’s Capitol Grille this slide, the hotel mentioned.
The restaurant, which is just not named yet, will give large-end cuisine that will consist of Vongerichten’s signature plant-primarily based dishes as effectively as pizza from wooden-fired ovens.
The hotel is contacting the new restaurant’s delicacies “elevated yet approachable.”
And resort taking care of director Dee Patel calls the partnership with Vongerichten “lovely.”
“Jean-Georges is celebrated in some of the most stunning, sexy cities,” Patel mentioned. “To think Nashville is now ranked with them … truly elevates the metropolis alone.”
His most important Hermitage Lodge cafe will be in the Capitol Grille room, which is going through a renovation that modernizes the room though retaining the legendary arched ceiling.
The cafe will have its individual entrance from Sixth Avenue, the initially time there will be immediate accessibility from the street for a resort restaurant.
Vongerichten also will have input into what is actually served at the hotel’s new all-working day cafe, also opening in the slide, and all other parts of foodstuff support there.
“As I appear ahead to my Nashville debut, I could not have questioned for a more fitting locale than the city’s exquisite Grand Dame, The Hermitage Lodge,” the chef explained in a statement.
“I am motivated by the bounty of the American South and search forward to honoring the recipes, flavors and traditions of the location, though also presenting a international point of view at this beloved and iconic New music City landmark.”
Also new for the tumble: a pink marble girls room intended to be a counterpart to the hotel’s famed artwork deco men’s restroom. The women area “guarantees to be similarly picture worthy,” a hotel publicist stated in a assertion.
The five-star lodge, at 231 Sixth Ave. N., opened in 1910 and is named for Andrew Jackson’s estate, The Hermitage. Final calendar year, the Trump Administration designated the hotel as a nationwide Historic Landmark for its job as a centerpiece for the women’s suffrage motion.
In extra the latest occasions, the Hermitage Resort has been a well-known spot for browsing celebs, together with just one-time Nashvillian Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, pop star Harry Kinds, and the Olsen twins, who had their 22nd birthday supper at the lodge, a 2008 celebration that incorporated shock guest Josh Groban
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