The bar at Jardinière. Photo: FrankenyImages.com © 2010.
There’s a new wine director you’ll see on the floor at ~JARDINIÈRE~: Alan Murray, who was most recently at Mourad and was previously well known for his years at Masa’s (of late, Eugenio Jardim has been consulting on the restaurant’s wine list). Murray started four weeks ago and is excited about the large cellar, which has some “real gems.” He’s also happy with the long relationships the restaurant has cultivated over the years. Murray will keep the restaurant grounded in the classics, but he also believes there’s room for some new faces from California, Oregon, Washington, and abroad—but nothing trendy, he says.
After the busy holiday season wraps up, he said we can expect more programming, and involvement with events like La Paulée. Oh, and while you’re at it, check out Jardinière’s spiffy new website.