|Certified Master Chef Takes Helm, Meet & Greet Party Oct 11
LAKEWOOD RANCH, October 3, 2013 – Tommy Klauber, chef and proprietor of Polo Grill and Bar, invites the public to a free Meet & Greet party celebrating the arrival of Executive Chef Stephane Pierre. The party will be held Friday, October 11 at 6 PM to kick-off a three week countdown celebration to the restaurant’s grand re-launch on November 1.
“Chef Pierre is an exciting and welcome addition to the Polo Grill family,” says Klauber, “his mastery of cooking and his big, warm, personality have won over so many of our frequent customers and staff. Anyone that has the chance to come out, meet him and try his foods will truly enjoy it.”
As Executive Chef, Pierre leads both the restaurant and special events dining services (operating as Fete Catering & Ballroom) for meetings, weddings and formal occasions. Pierre has over 25 years of experience in culinary arts and fine dining.
A Belgian native, Pierre, 44, started his career as a fish cleaner at the Michelin-starred Devos Restaurant in Brussels. From there, he worked his way up through notable kitchens including Paul Puissant’s and the Castle of Lake Genval before receiving an official appointment by the Royal Family of Belgium to serve the Royal Court. While in service, Pierre attained the rank of Certified Master Chef, membership into the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs (the world’s oldest and largest food society), elected president of the Euro Toques Society, named a disciple of famed culinarian Auguste Escoffier and spent considerable time working in the cultural hub of Dubai.
Pierre immigrated to the United States in 2011 and served as a chef consultant to Miami-based Villa Azur and Thierry’s Catering. Upon arrival, Pierre dedicated time to studying the American palette, tastes and preferences. He embraces comfortable, casual dining and is excited about American regional cuisine. Pierre and Klauber will unveil a new menu at the end of the month and diners can expect to see exciting coastal catches, from-the-grill favorites and globally influenced house specialties.
Guests to the Meet & Greet Party will be treated to complimentary tastings and happy hour priced beer, wine and cocktails. The party will be held in the Polo Lounge from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. No reservations are required as the party is open to the public. Seating will be on a first arrival basis. Tickets to the Grand Relaunch Party on Nov. 1 are just $20 and currently sold online at: http://conta.cc/GzK0z1.
A Lakewood Ranch institution and leader in the local service industry, Polo Grill and Bar is located on Lakewood Main Street, near the hospital with easy access to I-75 (exit 213). Polo Grill and Bar is consistently ranked a favorite dining location for power lunches, romantic dinners and special occasions. To read our menu and learn more about our events and activities, visit us online at: www.pologrillandbar.com or LIKE our page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pologrillandbar. For reservations, call: 941-782-0899 or find us on OpenTable.com. While dining, hashtag your Instagram photos with #pologrill and be sure to follow @pologrill.