Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the world’s most famous chefs and soon might be taking his talents from South Beach to the Nolita neighborhood in Manhattan. He is partnering with restauranteur and entrepreneur Phil Suarez to develop a new hotel property that features "an exciting new food concept."
While Vongerichten has 11 restaurants in New York and 16 additional restaurants worldwide, many foodies recognize him for his Matador restaurant brand in Miami.
Jean-Georges has published several cookbooks reflecting his influential
style of cooking, including Simple Cuisine (Wiley, 1990); Cooking at
Home with a Four Star Chef (Broadway Books, 1998), for which he won the
Best Cookbook Award from the James Beard Foundation in 1999; and Simple
to Spectacular (Broadway Books, 2000). In October 2007, he released
Asian Flavors of Jean-Georges, featuring beloved recipes from his
restaurants Spice Market, Vong, and 66. Most recently, Jean-Georges
released Home Cooking with Jean-Georges: My Favorite Simple Recipes
(Clarkson Potter 2011). Courtesy: jean-georges.com.