Crystal Springs Resort Names First Female Executive Chef

by artfuldiner on July 25, 2018

in Breaking News, New Jersey Event, Restaurant Event, Wining and Dining

Crystal Springs - Aishling Stevens, New Exec ChefCrystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, New Jersey, the Garden State’s premier culinary destination and only four-season resort, recently announced that Aishling Stevens is now executive chef of Restaurant Latour, as well as resort executive chef.

A veteran of kitchens in Australia, England and New Jersey, Chef Stevens takes the reins as the first female chef to run the resort’s expansive culinary operations, including the Chef’s Garden, Crystal Tavern, Springs Bistro, and Restaurant Latour.

In her new role, Chef Stevens has already put her culinary imprint on Restaurant Latour with a new menu that will make its debut tomorrow, July 26th. The menu will follow the rhythm of the growing seasons and will change frequently. Two options are offered: a four-course prix-fixe with multiple choices in each category ($115.00 per person) and a seven-course chef’s tasting menu ($155.00 per person). The tasting menu is designed as a progression of dishes (not available on the prix-fixe) that highlight the best ingredients of the season.

Each menu may be paired with selections from the restaurant’s award-winning wine cellar (recently inducted into the Wine Enthusiast’s Hall of Fame), with 40 wines available by the glass that provide the sommeliers the flexibility to create unique pairings for each guest’s menu and preferences ($55.00 pairing with the prix-fixe; $65.00 with the tasting menu).

Chef Stevens’ new menu is noted immediately below…

Course One (Choice of) – Kohlrabi: Miso, Hazelnut… Cured Sea Bream: Summer tomato, Smoked Anchovy… Razor Clam: Corn Chowder, Lardo… Lamb Tartare: Nasturtium, Labne, Urfa Vinaigrette

Course Two (Choice of) – Heirloom Carrot in Ash: Goat Ricotta… BBQ Mackerel: Apple Polenta, Uni… Escolar: Farmer’s Squash, Granola… Silkie Chicken: Beet, Blood Sauce

Course Three (Choice of) – Charcoal Pasta: Espellete, Broccoli, Sesame… Madai Tail: Smoked Shrimp Butter, Seaweed… Muscovy Duck: Black Mission Fig, Quarry Mushrooms… Beef Cheek: Graffiti Eggplant, Tamarind

*Cheese Course (Choice of) – Meadowburn Farm Cheddar: Sussex, New Jersey… White Basket: Vernon, New Jersey… Westfield Farm Goat: Hubbardston, Massachusetts… Blue Ledge Farm Blue: Middlebury, New York

Dessert Course (Choice of) – Red Beet Mousse: Aged Balsamic, Brownie… White Peach: Thyme, Almond… Jersey Berry Tart: Elderflower… Liquid Dessert: See Sommelier

*Add Cheese Course, $15.00 Supplement

Chef’s Tasting Menu – Osettra Caviar: Oyster Tart, Stone Fruit… Lobster: Garbanzo, Chervil… Farm Yok Raviolo: Summer Truffle, Charred Allium… Mangalitsa Pork Short Rib: Apricot, Mustard Cress… Miyazaki Wagyu: Horseradish, Onion Petals… Cheese: Westfield Farm Capri Goat, Massachusetts… Labne Panna Cotta: Foraged Berries, Short Crumb

Restaurant Latour is located at 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, New Jersey, in the Clubhouse at Crystal Springs Resort. The restaurant serves dinner Thursday – Sunday from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Bon Appétit!


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