Loews Regency New York Hotel Announces Manjit Manohar as Executive Chef
The new chef expands lunch, dinner and bar menus as The Regency Bar & Grill defines itself beyond famed “Power Breakfast”
As Executive Chef, Manohar is 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,” says Executive Chef Manjit Manohar. “I am fortunate to be a part of 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 French Onion Soup made with gratinée, sure to satisfy a hungry stomach. The Branzino will feature winter squash, pumpkin and pomegranate seeds topped with charred lemon. And lastly, Chef looks forward to serving his Ettans mess, a British classic dessert that is light and great for sharing for those who want to indulge, just a bit.
Crisp & Dip at The Regency Bar & Grill
Branzino at The Regency Bar & Grill
In addition to expanding menu items in the lunch, dinner and bar menus, 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 themes 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 kitchen 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 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.
The Regency Bar & Grill is open daily for breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., weekday lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., nightly dinner from 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Sunday until midnight and weekend brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information and to reserve your seat to experience all the new offerings at The Regency Bar & Grill, visit Resy or call at 212-339-4050.