Wednesday, May 13, 2009
New top chef at Bird & Bottle
The Bird & Bottle Inn in Garrison has named Douglas Gardner of Cortlandt Manor as executive chef of its restaurant. The historic building first opened as an inn and tavern in 1761.
A graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City, Gardner attended classes and lectures given by his role model, famed Chef Jacques Pepin. Gardner first joined Bird & Bottle in 2006 as a sous chef, and then worked at Zeph's restaurant in Peekskill before returning to the Bird & Bottle as executive chef.