SOFITEL NEW YORK INTRODUCES LOW-CALORIE SUMMER CHOICES INSPIRED BY THE GARDEN OF VERSAILLES
Gaby Brasserie Française adds dishes that draw upon the herbs and produce of the famed garden
Sofitel New York’s Executive Chef Sylvain Harribey today unveiled four new additions to Gaby Brasserie Française’s De-Light by Sofitel menu, inspired by the Potager du Roi – the famed kitchen garden of Louis XIV at the Palace of Versailles. A gastronomic adventure in healthy eating, De-Light by Sofitel blends French and local culinary traditions while emphasizing the use of fresh, whole ingredients for gourmet cuisine without compromising flavor or healthy lifestyle goals.
The restaurant’s new summer soup is a cooling Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho with Avocado Sorbet (128 cal.). Named for the legendary lawyer-turned-royal gardener and his 40-herb salad, Jean-Baptiste de la Quintinye’s Grand Carre comprises Poireaux vinaigrette, garden lettuce, upland cress, chervil, parsley, rocket, basil, lamb lettuce and wood sorrel (102 cal.). New entrées are Lapin aux Pruneax, a roulade of rabbit with Armagnac, stuffed with prunes and served with braised peas, lettuce, mint and baby onions (267 cal.), and Wild-Caught Scallops, with an asparagus, mushroom and beet ragout (288 cal.).
The four dishes will be served on “Origine Celadon” dinnerware from Bernardaud, which combines the delicate refinement of Limoges porcelain with an earthy, hand-thrown look. A scintillating display of Bernardaud patterns reproduced from 18th-century French masterpieces – “A La Reine,” “Botanique,” “Elysée,” “Marie-Antoinette” and “Rosarie” – has been mounted in the hotel’s Champagne Room.
Reservations may be made by calling 212-782-3040. For more information, visit gabynyrestaurant.com.
About Sofitel New York
Sofitel New York, part of AccorHotels group, is a stylish Midtown hotel with a decidedly French accent in its contemporary décor, sophisticated artwork, brasserie cuisine and cosmopolitan service. It features 398 guest rooms, including 52 suites; function space that serves small to mid-sized events; and an outstanding brasserie, Gaby Restaurant, whose French executive chef has won the Food Network show Chopped among other accolades. Sofitel New York is ideally located at 45 West 44th Street, affording easy access to Fifth Avenue and the Times Square theater district. For reservations, call 800-SOFITEL (763-4835) or visit http://www.sofitel-new-york.com/.
The Bernardaud Group is headed by Chairman and CEO Michel Bernardaud who presides over the Bernardaud Group and represents the fifth generation of family leadership. Bernardaud is the premier manufacturer and exporter of porcelain tableware in France. Bernardaud has two production facilities in France (Limoges and Oradour-sur-Glane), eight owned-and-operated retail boutiques in France (e.g. Bordeaux, Lille, Limoges, Lyons, Paris and Strasbourg) and two retail boutiques in the United Sates (e.g. Chicago and New York). The company has a workforce of 380 and its total annual output is 4 million pieces with 70% designated for export markets. Bernardaud is a member of the Comité Colbert, an association established under the French law of 1901 governing non-profit associations. Founded in 1954 at the initiative of Jean-Jacques Guerlain, the Comité Colbert has a membership of 75 member luxury houses whose mission is to promote their shared values – tradition, craftsmanship, creativity, history and innovation – within France and abroad.