Top restaurateur Charles Masson has been tapped by Baccarat Hotels to be the director of restaurants and bars at the brand's flagship New York property, set to open in December.
Masson will oversee the development and daily operations of four distinct culinary destinations within the hotel, including a signature restaurant, bar, grand salon and event venue.
Shea Gallante, formerly at CRU and Bouley, has been appointed head chef of Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York, and will work hand in hand with Masson to develop the menu at the signature restaurant. They plan to create a classic French cuisine with a modern twist. Gallante and Masson will also collaborate on the 60-foot bar and outdoor terrace, grand salon menus, in-room dining and catering menu for residents.
Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues opposite The Museum of Modern Art. It will have 114 guest rooms.
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