April 23, 2010
Kauai Grill by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
The St. Regis Princeville Resort is pleased to announce Kaua‘i Grill, a world-class restaurant featuring the exquisite cuisine of internationally acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Kaua‘i Grill which opened at the resort on November 13th, 2009, following a magnificent multi-million dollar renovation. The treasured resort, the first St. Regis in Hawai‘i, has been transformed into an elegant reflection of its island home, paying homage to the land and culture of
As the resort’s signature restaurant, Kaua‘i Grill features spectacular views of Hanalei Bay, panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows provide a dramatic backdrop for a menu of masterful internationally influenced cuisine, exclusively developed by Chef Vongerichten and Chef de Cuisine, Colin Hazama.Perched over the legendary surf on one of the world’s most beautiful and pristine islands, Kaua‘i Grill features innovative, world-class cuisine; fresh, high-quality ingredients; flawless service; and meticulous attention to detail. Chef Vongerichten’s menu at Kaua‘i Grill utilizes the freshest fish and ingredients indigenous to the islands while adapting recipes and culinary techniques to showcase his unique approach. “I’m thrilled about the opening of Kaua’i Grill and its menu, brimming with ingredients of the tropical region and flavors of the local cuisine,” said Jean-Georges Vongerichten. “Working with local fisherman and organic farmers, Kaua’i Grill offers a world-class dining experience that highlights the best of what Hawaii has to offer.”
Artfully blending St. Regis’ famed elegance of design with evocative Hawaiian materials, the dramatically designed interior of the restaurant features a rich palette of coco, ruby, cognac, leather, bronze and zebra woods. The restaurant décor evokes Hawai‘i’s luminous colors with a contemporary interpretation of island motifs. A spectacular, spiraling lit fabric ceiling in the shape of a nautilus shell crowns the dining room, lending a dramatic glow by night and complementing the sweeping views by day. Spilling from the center of the ceiling is a hand-crafted fiber optic and ruby glass hibiscus chandelier that echoes the surrounding mountain waterfalls and Hawai‘i’s indigenous flora. Open for dinner Monday through Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m., reservations at Kaua‘i Grill are available for resort guests as well as the public.
The magnificent St. Regis Princeville Resort, offering the most luxurious accommodations in the region, brings together a blissful paradise and world-acclaimed service. Featuring 252 exquisitely designed guestrooms and suites, overlooking the majestic emerald green Hanalei Valley and the awe inspiring Napali Coast. The area was named the “City of the Prince” after a royal visit by Hawai‘i’s Prince Albert, son of King Kamehameha IV in 1860. Princeville’s breathtaking natural setting has made the area among the premiere destinations in the world. The resort is surrounded by five majestic mountains, a patchwork of taro farms, a wildlife refuge, equestrian paths and hiking trails, ancient sea caves and lagoons.
About Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges
Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges develops, owns, operates, manages and licenses world-class restaurants created by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, often in partnership with leading hospitality brands such as Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and One & Only. Backed by leading private equity firm Catterton Partners, Culinary Concepts is in the midst of a global expansion to bring its portfolio of 10 signature concepts to fine hotel and resort properties worldwide. Existing properties include Spice Markets in New York City, Istanbul, Doha and Atlanta, Lagoon at The St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora, J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician, Scottsdale and W Washington DC, and Market by Jean-Georges at W Buckhead, One & Only Palmilla and the Shangri-La Vancouver. For more information, please visit http://www.culinaryconcepts.com.
About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining classic sophistication and modern luxury, the St. Regis brand remains faithful to its commitment to excellence. Founded by John Jacob Astor IV, with the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago, The St. Regis brand of hotels is known for its unique luxury dimension, customized service and refined elegance, in the best destinations worldwide. Plans for this brand to globally continue its legacy include long-awaited St. Regis properties in Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico, Bal Harbour, Deer Crest and Hawaii in the US and on the exclusive island of Bermuda. In Latin America, St. Regis will unveil new hotels and resorts in Buenos Aires, and Kanai Riviera. In Asia, St. Regis has also announced plans to open properties in Bangkok, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Lhasa, Nanjing, Osaka, Sanya Yalong Bay and Tianjin. In Africa and the Middle East, the St. Regis brand will continue to expand in Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Doha and Mauritius. The distinctive trait of the St. Regis experience is customized service and attention, coveted locations and luxurious design. For more information on The St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.stregis.com.