TastingTable.com Unveils New Tastemaking Headquarters: The Tasting Table Test Kitchen & Dining Room
Chef Brendan McHale Named Tasting Table Executive Chef
New York, NY (June 29, 2011)--Tasting TableTM, the free epicurean email publication, is pleased to announce the launch of its Test Kitchen & Dining Room. The private cooking and entertaining annex of the company's New York City offices will be home to Tasting Table's original recipe and menu development, web video and photo production, tastings, dinner parties, master classes and more.
Designed by Eric Cheong and Loren Daye and built by Tribeca Builders, the 2,200-square-foot loft features a state-of-the-art kitchen outfitted with Jenn-Air® appliances, a vintage wet bar, and an adjacent dining room that seats 30 guests for all manner of entertaining.
"Our new Test Kitchen & Dining Room gives Tasting Table a stage to create even more innovative stories, videos and photos about the way Americans eat and drink today," says CEO Geoff Bartakovics. "It will act as a playground for our team to taste new food and wine, test new products, tinker with chefs' recipes, and host the next generation of food and drink tastemakers. It will also be a generally awesome place for Team TT to have a cocktail after a long day at the office."
At the helm of the new space will be Tasting Table's newly appointed executive chef, Brendan McHale. McHale brings 13 years of restaurant experience to his new role, in which he will oversee all culinary operations and collaborate with Tasting Table editors to increase the publication's seasonal recipe creation. He joins the company from Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar in New York City, where he was executive chef from 2006 to 2010. Prior to Jack's, McHale worked as chef de cuisine at Barbara Lynch's The Butcher Shop in Boston, MA. He is a graduate of the Culinary Arts program at Johnson & Wales University.
For more information and a photo tour of the Tasting Table Test Kitchen & Dining Room, please visit http://tastingtable.com/kitchen
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