Sofitel New York: Gaby Accolades
Media from around the world flock to Hotel Sofitel New York to experience Gaby Brasserie’s French Cuisine. Praise from theLucky Bag, Boston Globe,U.S. News & World Report,ABC News, NBC, Luxury Travel Magazineand more acclaim Gaby and Executive Chef Sylvain Harribey for the distinct dishes and charming atmosphere.
“After nearly 15 years in the U.S., including a nine-year-stint at Sofitel Philadelphia, Harribey knows a thing or two about American tastes. His forte is invention, a skill that made him a winner on the TV showChoppedand can be seen in his stylish tweaks of brasserie standards like foie gras (cocooned in prosciutto and infused with olive oil) and rack of lamb (served rare in a Dijon-mustard-spiked sauce on a bed of white beans and paired with slivers of zucchini and tomato over eggplant).” – Terry Trucco,Overnight New York.
“Executive Check Sylvain Harribey is a charming Frenchman (who also happened to win Food Network’s ‘Chopped’), but more importantly, he creates a delightful New York bagel with organic smoked salmon.” –Sery Kim,NBC Washington.
“Gaby Brasserie…has proven itself to change your mind on how you can find a unique and delicious spot right in the heart of Midtown. Overall this was an astonishing meal, and I can totally see how Chef Harribey not only wonChoppedbut also runs such a successful establishment with some of the most professional staff.” –Ryan Shea,Manhattan Digest.
“Here’s Gaby in the Sofitel, Manhattan, showing how to do a properly over-the-top dessert platter with crème brulee, éclairs, macarons and chocolate overload.” –Lena Katz,ABC News.
“If the large, 1920s-style bronze doors don’t transport you into another world, the archetypal brasserie setting by French designer Pierre-Yves Rochon will do the trick.” –Hilary Sheinbaum,Fork + Plate.
“Gaby’s Chef Sylvain Harribey is blending classic French cuisine with exotic fusion dishes from different points around the world and delivering a true culinary experience. Gaby truly is a quality choice no matter what your needs are. In a rush? Try one of their 30-minute meals, served Bento Box style. Want to lounge at the bar and graze? Enjoy a delicious menu alongside their list of 40 wines by the glass.” –Doug Singer,Metropolitan Report.
“Chef Sylvain Harribey is a true innovator.” –Urban Billionaire.
“At Gaby, the service was impeccable, and included a visit from the chef, and I felt as if I was their sole patron. Each part of the meal came with a waiter recommended wine, which suited the food perfectly.” –Ty Sawyer,HudsonMod.
“Sylvain’s classic menu, which offers delectable options ranging from coq au vin to steak frites, receives a distinctive boost from the chef’s individual approach to flavors and accents not found anywhere else in the city…or the world…for that matter. Gaby Brasserie is an almost sinfully delightful experience for your eyes, atmosphere and palate. It provides the premiere dining destination for anyone seeking the ultimate in indulgences.” –Mike Hammer,Downtown Magazine NYC.
“Today Sylvain Harribey’s at the helm at this hidden gem, turning out some truly delicious French Fare, with his own personal twist.” –Dan Myers,the Daily Meal
“Gaby Brasserie, in the luxurious Sofitel hotel in the Theater District, provides both an elegant environment and a fresh, delightful menu that gives a nod toward healthfulness and flavor. Green-and-black marble flooring, rust-colored fabric-and-leather banquettes and purple drapes lend an almost royal allure to the room.” –Lois Levine and William G. Frierson IV, IN New York.
Americans Vote for Sofitel New York Chef
On popular US TV show Chopped Sylvain Harribey , Sofitel New York Chef, was announced as the winner.
The French Chef of the Gaby restaurant competed with three well-known Chefs in the finals. His creative take on classic French fare like such as “tarte tatin” and Red Mullet made him a firm favourite with the judges who were keen to recompense the Chef for the precision of his cuisine.
Hailing from Bordeaux in France, Sylvain Harribey joined the Sofitel New York teams in 2009 after a stint at Sofitel Philadelphia.
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