The highly anticipated Hilton West Palm Beach has named Chef Matthew Byrne as signature chef. Known locally for “Kitchen”, a contemporary American Brasserie in West Palm Beach, Chef Byrne will curate all the signature food and beverage offerings on the property, scheduled to open in early 2016. Guests can enjoy his cuisine at Manor, the three-meal signature restaurant, as well as in the hotel lobby, and at the poolside bar and marketplace.
“Food and beverage is a very important part of the guest experience, and we pay particular attention to design and programming of these venues. The flow of the property and the flagship restaurant and lobby bar, both spilling out onto the lush pool deck, are sure to be an exciting treat for our guests. Matthew Byrne has established himself as a culinary innovator in Palm Beach and we are delighted to have him on board to help craft the culinary experience,” said Gopal Rajegowda, a vice president for Related Companies overseeing the project.
Related has long been a pioneer of partnering with best-in-class chefs and restaurant operators as high traffic energy anchors for its iconic mixed-use projects including CityPlace in West Palm Beach and Time Warner Center in New York City as well as in its residential offerings throughout the nation.
Manor, located off the expansive lobby and flowing onto the poolside terrace, will serve Chef Byrne’s notable contemporary American cuisine with a twist, featuring refined flavors. Highlights include seared scallops and porcini asparagus risotto with lobster broth, fresh caught seasonal wood-fired whole fish and Manor burger with Byrne’s trademark LZB sauce, which was created by his son, with a side of rosemary fries.
For Manor’s restaurant design, the hotel is focusing on understated elements of contemporary motifs, colors and textures. The restaurant will also feature large scale photographs by local Palm Beach photographer, Chris Leidy.
“We are handpicking an exceptional team to bring Manor to life while retaining authentic local taste profiles,” Byrne said. “The menu will cater to a variety of guests, whether it’s closing a deal over a business lunch or unwinding on weekends with friends. It will be an experience unlike anything in Palm Beach.”
Galley, the hotel’s lobby bar with a nautical design theme, will feature handcrafted cocktails, light bites and shared tapas, while overlooking the outdoor oasis with indoor and outdoor seating. Guests can choose from custom wine blends and bourbon as well as local craft beers from South Florida’s fast budding beer scene.
For those looking for food on the go, Provisions will provide a marketplace with locally-sourced goods, freshly prepared bites from Chef Byrne, as well as gifts from Palm Beach shops and artists.
Guests enjoying the outdoor, half an acre pool deck, Palm Deck, can order light fare, cocktails, custom juice blends and smoothies. Byrne will also create signature catering items for the hotel’s 24,000 square-foot indoor and outdoor meetings facilities, as well as develop custom menus for private dining and events.