NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Hermitage Resort, Nashville’s premier luxurious resort, immediately introduced the opening of Drusie & Darr by Jean-Georges, a brand new restaurant and bar by internationally celebrated chef and restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Drusie & Darr marks Jean-Georges’ first restaurant within the South and comes on the cusp of a property-wide revitalization after The Hermitage Resort opened its doorways almost 112 years in the past.
Many instances all through its historical past, The Hermitage Resort has set the tone for eating in Nashville. Drusie & Darr now brings a recent, fashionable eating vacation spot to town and a rejuvenated house from award-winning inside designer Thomas Juul-Hansen.
“It is an honor to be part of the expansion of Nashville’s distinguished meals scene,” stated Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. “With Drusie & Darr, I wished to convey a style of Jean-Georges to Nashville with influences from the neighborhood, metropolis, and historical past of The Hermitage Resort to supply one thing recent and thrilling.”
Admired for his acumen as a Michelin-starred chef, tastemaker and businessman working 40 acclaimed eating places across the globe, Jean-Georges has envisioned a convivial, up to date restaurant and bar with Drusie & Darr that showcase the abundance of Tennessee’s regional produce, a few of which is sourced from The Hermitage Resort’s Backyard at The Land Belief for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm. Working alongside Jean-Georges as soon as once more is Government Chef Kelsi Armijo, who has helmed the kitchens of prestigious institutions all through the US together with the opening of Jean-Georges Steakhouse at ARIA in Las Vegas.
Drusie & Darr’s fashionable American menu, impressed by the seasons with Asian influences, focuses on artisanal and sustainable produce at its peak. Providing elevated, but approachable delicacies, Drusie & Darr will welcome resort company and neighbors alike for any event – from cocktails and a classy night out, to a glass of wine and pizza from the wood-fired oven, or a relaxed household dinner. The menu encompasses a mixture of Jean-Georges’ signature dishes comparable to his famed Tuna Tartare and new dishes impressed by the locale just like the Fried Natural Hen with Habanero Scorching Sauce. The widespread thread is a kick of spice and acidity, impressed by each Jean-Georges’ signature cooking type and the flavour preferences of Nashville. Further stand-out objects embody the Crispy Sushi, Celeriac Katsu, Black Truffle Pizza and Roasted Black Sea Bass with Poppyseed Buttermilk Sauce.
Drusie & Darr’s wine listing provides 90 alternatives, spanning each nook of the wine rising world together with Burgundy, Bordeaux and California. Drusie & Darr’s wine listing has a deal with the classics with newer discoveries positioned all through – from the haut couture wines of Ghislaine Barthod in Chambolle-Musigny to the brand new wave bottlings of Maitre de Chai in California. Progressive cocktails and craft beers from Nashville spherical out the beverage menu and will be loved on the sensually lit, atmospheric bar and lounge. The bar has been preserved and prolonged, complementing the eating room and enhancing the vitality of each areas. The bar encompasses a restored, coffered ceiling, darkish gray marble bar, gentle pink and steal blue seating, and unique stain glass. A gilded partition separates the eating space from the bar, making the bar at Drusie & Darr a vacation spot unto itself with entry to the restaurant’s full menu.
The restaurant is called after brother and sister Drusie and Darr Corridor, who lived at The Hermitage Resort with their father Dick Corridor, the resort’s former Basic Supervisor. From the title of the restaurant to the inside design, Jean-Georges and The Hermitage Resort group felt passionately about preserving the historical past and legacy of the resort.
Drusie & Darr’s heat and welcoming interiors function restored 1902 Beaux-Arts particulars, comparable to vaulted ceilings and unique oak partitions, complemented by a state-of-the-art open kitchen with a bigger sq. footage than earlier than, glamorous fashionable décor from Thomas Juul-Hansen, and dramatic lighting from world-renowned L’Observatoire Worldwide. All furnishings, from the mother-of-pearl pendant lamps to the seating, tables and curved, banquettes in blue velvet, are solely customized to Drusie & Darr. Additionally new: a shocking pink-marble girls’ room, the twenty first century reply to The Hermitage Resort’s well-known Nineteen Thirties-era Artwork Deco males’s room. Taking its cue from the lads’s room’s horizontal tilework in stripes of lime inexperienced and black, the brand new girls’ room is lavishly adorned with striped partitions of variegated pink marble, pink sinks and bathrooms, inlaid marble flooring, arched doorways, rose gold-framed mirrors and glamorous lighting all through.
The Hermitage Resort’s partnership with Jean-Georges derived from resort house owners Molly and Robert Hardie following the opening of Marigold restaurant on the resort’s sister property, Keswick Corridor in Charlottesville, VA. Jean-Georges labored intently with Molly and Robert Hardie and Thomas Juul-Hansen, the mastermind behind the interiors of many Jean-Georges’ eating places, to offer the house a contemporary replace whereas honoring the room’s iconic architectural particulars.
“As stewards of The Hermitage Resort, we’re happy to assist usher in a brand new period for this Nashville treasure,” stated house owners Robert and Molly Hardie. “It has been a pleasure to work hand in hand with Jean-Georges on the opening of Drusie & Darr and we could not be extra thrilled with the end result.”
Drusie & Darr is situated within the coronary heart of downtown Nashville, steps away from the State Capitol, Tennessee Performing Arts Heart, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Area and historic 2nd Avenue. The brand new eating vacation spot is the newest growth of The Hermitage Resort’s top-to-bottom design refresh seamlessly mixing the previous with the current. With the revitalization of its visitor rooms, foyer and customary areas, the resort is meticulously preserving its cherished structure whereas introducing a recent, new shade palette, up to date furnishings and extra. Slated to open in January 2022 is The Pink Hermit, a classy café conceived by Jean-Georges and The Hermitage Resort group and designed by Juul-Hansen. Clad in pale pink and grey marble, the intimate house will evolve all through the day serving as a espresso bar with delectable pastries within the morning, an off-the-cuff take-away for lunch, and a wine bar, full with small bites, Champagne and craft cocktails, within the night.
“As Nashville’s social epicenter for over a century, The Hermitage Resort is worked up to introduce a brand new gathering place in keeping with the instances and the place everybody feels welcome,” stated Dee Patel, Managing Director, The Hermitage Resort. “Our want is for company and neighbors alike to return for years to return.”
Drusie & Darr is at the moment open Wednesday via Sunday, 5:00pm to 10:00pm to begin. Breakfast and lunch service can be added in early 2022. Reservations will be made on Resy or by calling the restaurant instantly at 615.345.7116. Complimentary valet parking is accessible to company of the restaurant. Drusie & Darr is situated at 231 sixth Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219. For extra data, go to hermitagehotel.com/eating.
About The Hermitage Resort
Set within the coronary heart of Downtown Nashville, The Hermitage Resort is town’s unique million-dollar property, house to a wealthy historical past deeply rooted within the spirit of the area. Named a Nationwide Historic Landmark in 2020, The Hermitage Resort stands as a timeless icon of refined Southern hospitality providing unparalleled service, luxurious consolation, and fashionable facilities. The resort options 122 outsized visitor rooms and suites and distinctive Beaux Arts structure, together with an unique stained-glass ceiling that serves as a placing centerpiece for the resort foyer. The grand ballroom, adorned with Circassian walnut paneling, continues to host memorable gatherings because the resort’s grand opening in 1910. Debuting in late 2021, The Hermitage Resort is house to vacation spot restaurant, Drusie & Darr, and café, The Pink Hermit, marking internationally acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s first presence within the South. As well as, the resort provides an iconic Afternoon Tea service and two spa remedy rooms. The Hermitage Resort is dedicated to the preservation of native heritage and is proud to associate with The Land Belief for Tennessee, elevating over $1M to help the conservation of over 85,000 acres since 2008. For reservations and extra data, please name 615-244-3121 or go to TheHermitageHotel.com.
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