Benchmark Hospitality International Chefs Featured at New York’s James Beard House for Sixth Consecutive Year

  • Benchmark Hospitality International
  • 01.12.11
Executive chefs from Benchmark Hospitality International’s fine dining restaurants, luxury hotels and resorts were featured recently at the legendary James Beard House in New York City.

The chefs prepared a seven-course dinner for the sold-out event, featuring cuisine from around the country and the world.
Featured Benchmark Hospitality chefs were Brian West, executive chef, Hotel Contessa and its signature restaurant Las Ramblas on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas; Alan Gould, executive chef of Nine18, the restaurant located at the Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla.; Peter Csikos, executive chef, The Heldrich and its signature restaurant, Christopher’s, in New Brunswick, N.J.; Francisco (Paco) Aceves, executive chef of Stonewall Resort and Stillwaters Restaurant, located in Weston, W.V. 
Mary Watson-DeLauder, Benchmark Hospitality’s chief sommelier, paired each of the seven courses with domestic and international fine wines.  To do so she worked closely with several wineries, including Quintessa of Napa Valley (2006 Quintessa, Rutherford, Napa Valley) and Veramonte of Colchagua Valley, Chile (2007 Primus, Colchagua Valley, Chile).

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