Meet The Rein Team
As Executive Chef here at The Garden City Hotel, it is my pleasure to lead our acclaimed culinary team and provide guests with a distinctive blend of flavorful and innovative cuisine in our award-winning restaurant REIN.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to cook all over the world, even for the Queen of England and the Duke of Edinburgh. However, as a native of the South Shore of Long Island, nothing means more to me than having the opportunity to come back home and serve the guests at this wonderful hotel.
At REIN, we focus on incorporating the freshest seasonal ingredients and regional flavors to create a menu of innovative New American cuisine. I believe in working closely with area purveyors to ensure the best local resources are utilized.
I also believe that our guests deserve to have a dining experience that not only is memorable for the great food, but for the great service and atmosphere as well. We work hard to provide a level of excellence that will make it an easy choice to come back again and again.
I invite you to join us and sample some of my personal favorite dishes prepared fresh for you, such as Pan Fried Rainbow Trout accompanied by Saffron Potatoes, Fine Beans, Candied Garlic and Brown Butter, or Five Spice Duck Breast with Braised Red Cabbage and Chestnut Puree in Star Anise and Sage Jus. There is something to satisfy anyone’s palate here at REIN and we’ll continue to adapt our menu seasonally and offer new choices for our guests to enjoy.
It is truly an honor for me to prepare an outstanding and rewarding culinary experience for every guest. I look forward to welcoming you in our warm and inviting dining room where your satisfaction is our number one priority.
My very best wishes,
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As Restaurant Director at The Garden City Hotel’s award-winning REIN, I am happy to ensure our guests have the type of dining experience befitting a world-class eatery.
I invite you to join us and let us help you enjoy a warm atmosphere of casual elegance. The moment you arrive at REIN, we want you to feel welcome, relaxed and focused on experiencing an outstanding meal amongst friends and loved ones. Once here, you will find our team provides an attention to detail that lets every guest feel a sense of fulfillment, whether here for Long Island’s hottest power breakfast, our legendary Sunday brunch, a special occasion or just a relaxing night out.
It is my pleasure to work with our talented Executive Chef Michael Mandato to provide new culinary options for our guests, including a creative prix fixe dinner option as well as an exclusive, monthly chef’s table opportunity that will bring guests into the kitchen for a specially hosted gastronomic adventure.
It’s all part of The Garden City Hotel’s commitment to excellence – one that we embrace whole heartedly. It is our job to ensure each individual customer’s satisfaction, and my goal is to provide a seamless VIP experience befitting one of Long Island’s most celebrated establishments. I look forward to welcoming you!
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Making dreams come true is just one of the many duties my team and I get to do every day here at The Garden City Hotel. As Director of Catering at this award-winning hotel, it is my job to help ensure the many weddings, engagement parties, bridal showers and other distinctive events we host here are executed in such a way as to provide happy memories that will last a lifetime.
My team of professional event managers is dedicated to seeing that every detail of your special occasion is seamlessly cared for from start to finish.
I have the honor of helping our guests enjoy the abundant offerings here at The Garden City Hotel. As one of the most romantic venues on Long Island, my team and I enhance the hotel’s elegant setting by handling all guest needs leading up to and during the event, including working with our fantastic Executive Chef Michael Mandato to provide exquisite menu choices.
From the moment our guests walk in our doors, they know they are in a place of singular beauty, style and elegance reflecting the wonderful Village of Garden City itself. Whether serving guests in our breathtaking grand ballroom or one of our many unique function areas, making happy memories is not just our job, it is our pleasure.
We help make meetings at The Garden City Hotel a seamless experience as well, providing dedicated Special Event Managers who work with meeting planners to create productive results. We offer more than 25,000 square feet of flexible meetings space and the latest technology to complement outstanding culinary options for conferences looking to add flavor to their event.
Whatever the occasion, we are ready, willing and able to serve you to the utmost degree. Let us help you make your own dreams come true and provide you with the type of event that you so richly deserve!
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