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Victoria Grill hires former Marcus’ manager

The man at the centre of the new Marcus' restaurant at the Hamilton Princess has moved to Island Restaurant Group's Victoria Grill restaurant.

And Stacy Schan, who worked across Canada before leading the opening team at Marcus', has revamped the menu at the Victoria Street restaurant and its linked businesses Rumbar and Java Jive with a fresh emphasis on healthy options, including a wide range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Philip Barnett, president of IRG, said: “The new menu is a creative realisation between Stacy, our incoming manager who is ardent about health, and chef de cuisine Ryan Solien, who spent years cooking in the healthful food focused city of Los Angeles, with its unique West Coast culinary style.

“They have developed a taste forward menu that exemplifies our new direction — simple, clean, fresh.”

The new menu features themes of sustainability, eco-friendliness and, wherever possible, locally sourced ingredients.

Mr Schan added: “My goal is to personalise each and every dining experience and make guests feel welcomed, appreciated and cared for.

“As our guest, people will be graced with elegance, friendliness and attentiveness as we know we are not a Front Street establishment and have to work hard to make people not only seek us out, but then return again and again.”

The new menu is said to feature the larges selection of vegetarian dishes available at an upmarket restaurant in Bermuda.

Mr Solien has created not only vegetarian and vegan fine dining, but has included gluten-free items, alongside fresh fish, beef and poultry dishes.

Mr Schan said: “The food concept is broken down as follows — simple is just that. Not overly complicated, approachable, but showing diversity of flavours and a masterful use of culinary styles.

“Clean is referring to our use of ethically farmed non-GMO and sustainable product.

“Fresh is to use as much local quality product as possible and the freshest attainable sources from abroad.

“We also want our guests to leave satiated and feeling nourished, but not overwhelmed.”

The new-look menu was given a quiet launch on Monday.

To book for lunch, from Monday to Friday, or dinner, from Monday to Saturday, call 296-5050 or use www.irg.bm/reservations.html.

Fresh approach: Phil Barnett of Island Restaurant Group

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Published June 01, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated June 01, 2016 at 12:51 pm)

Victoria Grill hires former Marcus’ manager

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