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.Gilt at The New York Palace Hotel Names
Justin Bogle as Executive Chef


January 12, 2009 - Gilt, the acclaimed restaurant at The New York Palace Hotel and recent recipient of “two-stars” from MICHELIN, is proud to announce Justin Bogle as its new Executive Chef. Bogle, who most recently served as Executive Sous Chef for Gilt, brings his enthusiasm and perspective to the forefront of the celebrated restaurant. 

Bogle has already established himself as a culinary force, having collaborated with Gilt’s former Executive Chef Christopher Lee since 2004 when they worked together at the Striped Bass in Philadelphia.  Bogle went on to join Lee at Gilt where he’s served as Executive Sous Chef since 2006. A graduate of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Bogle has worked in other renowned Philadelphia restaurants including Alma de Cuba.  He is currently in the kitchen and his contributions to Gilt’s menu will continue to evolve. 

“I’m excited about what Justin brings to the spirit of this restaurant," said Jeffrey Selden, Executive Director of Food & Beverage at The New York Palace Hotel. "Having seen first hand what he is able to accomplish, we look forward to the impact he will make at Gilt and to our menus.”

“I’m thrilled with the opportunity to be a part of Gilt’s impressive portfolio of celebrated chefs,” said Justin Bogle. “Having the pleasure of working with the team at Gilt, I’ve become accustomed to the environment and I’ve embraced what’s expected of a property of this stature. I look forward to overseeing the execution of Gilt’s menu and creating memorable experiences for our guests.”

David Carmichael will carry on as the Executive Pastry Chef, continuing to complement Bogle’s brilliant savories with his vibrant and inventive style.  The front of the house staff will continue under the leadership of Restaurant Director Christopher Day who has also built one of the most ambitious restaurant tea programs in the country, offering 65 selections and a wide variety of seasonal and limited special offerings.

The Dining Room at Gilt is open for dinner on Tuesday to Saturday, with seating starting at 5:30 pm.  A three-course set menu pre-theatre dinner for $55 is offered until 6:00 pm. A three-course set menu dinner is offered for $85, and a five-course tasting menu is available for $110 from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm Tuesday – Thursday and 6:00 pm-10:30 pm Friday – Saturday. Gilt Bar is open seven nights a week starting at 5:00 p.m.  Gilt is located at The New York Palace Hotel at 455 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.  For reservations or more information, please call 212-891-8100 or visit www.giltnewyork.com. 

The New York Palace 
One of the latest additions to the Dorchester Collection, The New York Palace is the tallest hotel in New York City and one of the city’s most iconic properties, located opposite St Patrick’s Cathedral in midtown Manhattan on Madison Avenue. 
With 899 rooms it is part of the landmark Villard Mansions, built in 1882, and one of the few remaining examples of luxury private townhouses of that era. The palatial hotel is home to the Michelin-starred Gilt restaurant and bar (designed by Patrick Jouin) and a contemporary 55-storey tower with a 5000sq foot Triplex Suite on the top floor, which offers spectacular views from its roof terrace. 

Dorchester Collection - The style of individuality
Fabulously sited in the great cities of the world, the hotels of the Dorchester Collection all represent the ultimate in their locations – The Dorchester, London; The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills; Le Meurice and the Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris; Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan; The New York Palace, New York; and The Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles. Each with their own individual style, they all boast world-wide reputations for good living, charm, elegance and service. Suites and rooms are luxuriously comfortable while continually enhanced by the most modern facilities. Acclaimed restaurants, convivial bars and indulgent spas are a focus for fashionable society. Dorchester Collection unites these great masterpieces and ensures a consistently exceptional experience for guests, who always enjoy a sense of prestige while feeling completely at home, whichever hotel they choose.

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Contact:

Dorchester Collection
Anna Glover
aglover@dorchestercollection.com
020 7319 7524
 www.newyorkpalace.com

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Also See: Niklaus J. Leuenberger Joins The New York Palace Hotel as Managing Director / May 2007
The New York Palace Appoints Christopher Burkhardt and Alex Chaharmahalian to Executive Positions / May 2008
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