HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant & Bar Opening October 9th with New Executive Chef
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 09, 2013, 04:34 PM EDT
Restaurateur Jerry Maher and his partner, Kerri-Ann Sweeten, owners of HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant & Bar, have named as Executive Chef Peter Larsen of Westwood, NJ. HAVEN is scheduled to open October 9th in the new Edgewater Harbor development.
"Peter's command of ingredients and technique--paired with his love of cooking and years of experience--are perfect for what we're creating at HAVEN. We're thrilled to have him join our team and launch our latest venture," notes Jerry Maher. He and Sweeten also own Hoboken waterfront landmark 3Forty Grill. Chef Larsen is a graduate of the Royal Culinary Academy of Copenhagen, Denmark. Most recently, he held the positions of Executive Chef at The Goodwin (which he opened) and Artisanal (both in Manhattan). Prior to that, Peter was Chef at Town (also in Manhattan) and Nobu Las Vegas. Located just 20 feet from the Hudson River and midway between the Braised Short Ribs George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel, HAVEN features extraordinary Manhattan skyline views; Modern New American cuisine with classic roots; a comfortably chic aesthetic; outdoor seating; and a lively bar scene presenting a well-balanced mix of classic and contemporary cocktails.
Chef Larsen's menus for HAVEN beautifully balance local seasonal ingredients, bright but complex flavors and seasoning and creative, modern technique. Highlights from his fall dinner menu include Yellowfin Tuna Tartare w/Avocado Purée, Braised Creekstone Farm Short Ribs w/Marinated Chanterelles, and Miso-Glazed Chilean Sea Bass w/Edamame Purée, Pearl Onions & Yuzu White Chocolate Sauce. In the mood for more casual fare after the movies or for weekend brunch? HAVEN's appealing new menus also include Mac 'n' Cheese "Parisienne;" Pretzel-Crusted Fried Calamari w/Mustard-Scallion Remoulade; Korean Short Rib Sliders w/Kimchi, Crab Cake Sliders w/Pickled Cucumbers & Pea Shoots and Pork Belly Sweet Potato Hash w/Poached Eggs.
Be sure to leave room for dessert: how tempting does Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding w/Vanilla Sabayon & Kentucky Bourbon Sauce sound?! HAVEN will be open 7 days a week for Dinner; Lunch and Brunch to follow soon after opening.