Chef Andy Bennett Brings Fresh and Light Fare to The Sea Grill

Chef Andy Bennett Brings Fresh and Light Fare to The Sea GrillJust in time for the new year and more importantly New Year’s resolutions, Patina Restaurant Group invites you learn more about the new health oriented menu that The Sea Grill has to offer. This iconic seafood restaurant overlooking the Rink at Rockefeller Center welcomed Chef Andy Bennett into their kitchen before the holidays and since then, he has been working to create a menu that highlights his own unique and intentional approach to healthy cooking—exhibiting that eating out doesn’t always have to be a splurge.

Before bringing his talents to The Sea Grill, Chef Bennett began his career at the celebrated Michelin-starred French restaurant Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons near Oxford, UK, where he  worked under the guidance of the world-renowned Chef, Raymond Blanc. There Bennett was first introduced to dairy-free cooking techniques and mastered lighter, produce-driven recipes.

Chef Andy Bennett Brings Fresh and Light Fare to The Sea Grill
Chef Andy Bennett

In his revitalized take on The Sea Grill’s classic menu, Chef Bennett’s new dishes have been created to not only compliment the fresh flavors in the seafood but each ingredient has also been deliberately included to produce added health benefits to every bite. For example, in his dish Butternut squash carpaccio, uni, yuzu, Chef Bennet points out that while Uni is a natural source of sodium, the urchin also contains a large amount of potassium which helps offset the negative effects of the sodium in the seafood. Additionally, Bennet has taken this healthy, dairy-free approach to his sides as well such as his Mushroom veloute, barley, kale pesto, which was created to enhance the absorption of Vitamin A with the use of kale in the oily pesto rather than basil.

Chef Bennet plans to rotate his menus seasonally as fresh and different ingredients come to market. In an interview, Chef Bennett noted that he looks “Forward to honoring The Sea Grill’s core essence that New Yorkers have come to love through the years, while also bringing a fresh elegance to the table.”

It is with Chef Bennett’s passion for clean eating that The Sea Grill moves forward into the New Year appealing to those who look forward to a night out, enjoying the splendors of front-row, floor-to-ceiling views of The Rink at Rockefeller Center. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy an evening skate and then settle down to a meal prepared carefully with fresh, seasonal ingredients that embody that New Year’s resolutions don’t necessarily have to mean a sacrifice, but rather a deliciously filling lifestyle change.

The Sea Grill is located at 19 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10020.
Tel: 212 332 7610
Restaurant hours: Monday-Friday 11:30AM-10PM & Saturday 5PM-10PM
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