Celebrity Hotel Chefs
by Julie Besonen, 05/11/2011
Courtesy, Tom McWilliam Photography
Todd English: Ça Va Brasserie at the InterContinental New York Times Square
310 W. 44th St., 212-803-4545, Midtown West, Manhattan
Fans of Todd English, the Mr. Darcy of celebrity chefdom, have long swooned over his innovative, big-flavored food. He first hit the New York hotel restaurant scene in 2000, with his popular Olives franchise at the W New York – Union Square. His pace has accelerated; in the past year alone, his slew of enterprises across the land have included the launch of two other NYC hotel dining destinations—The Plaza Food Hall and Ça Va—both of which have been warmly received. At Ça Va, start with cocktails by the fireplace in the upscale lounge. The spacious dining room's hearty, French-Mediterrean menu includes lobster profiteroles, five-onion soup with chèvre-Gruyère crostini and porterhouse lamb chops with merguez sausage. Fantastic prix-fixe menus ($24.07 at lunch; $35 at dinner) and an adjoining lively market-café open for breakfast and quick lunches elevate this from your average hotel restaurant experience.
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