In the Bender Kitchen: John Davenports at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale talk Season of Smoke

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Omni New Haven Hotel and John Davenport Restaurant just celebrated 20 years in New Haven! 

We are joined the Director of Food & Beverage, Wayne Kirsten and Executive Chef, Todd Ruiz to tell you all about the upcoming fall promotion, Season of Smoke.

1. Eat – The culinary component – Inspired by Francis Mallmann’s book, The Seven Fires talking about the 7 different open flame cooking techniques. Chef Todd went to the Culinary Institute of America for R&D. Chef will prepare two small dishes

2. Drink – The beverage component – Pairing both contrasting (Merlot wine) and complimenting (Rye Whiskey Cocktail) with the food menu. Wayne will prepare one cocktail

3. View – The restaurant – John Davenports , the “Hidden Gem” of New Haven with the best views in town from the 19th floor of the Omni Hotel.

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