Finally, BatteryPark.TV might have something to praise in the restaurant world other than Batard and El Vez. The Brookfield Place fine dining establishment called Amada, to be managed by Jose Garces, will have as its chef Justin Bogle, according to The Daily News. Mr. Bogle was the youngest chef to be awarded 2-Michelin-Stars while at Gilt restaurant, back in 2006 through 2012.
The Amada restaurant will be 120-seats and designed by architect firm AvroKo, which also designed Gotham West Market and Saxon + Parole.
More on Chef Bogle: He has a long history with Jose Garces. According to Wikipedia, “Bogle received his culinary education at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia, graduating in 2002. He went to work for chefs Jose Garces and Douglas Rodriquez at Alma de Cuba.
In 2004, after a backpack trip through Spain, Bogle continues his training at the Striped Bass restaurant in Philadelphia under the tutelage of chef Christopher Lee, who later became executive chef at Gilt after Paul Liebrandt’s departure in 2006.
Gilt- ChefBogle was executive chef at Gilt in the The New York Palace Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. In 2006, Bogle started as a sous chef under executive chef Christopher Lee.
Bogle’s inventive menu at Gilt included such dishes as sashimi-style scallops with rhubarb, buckwheat, horseradish snow, salted cucumber and lavender; rib-eye blue cheese, heirloom tomatoes, bordelaise; and foie gras with pancetta spice, candied black olive, kumquat mostarda, fennel and pine nuts. Gilt received Michelin’s two-star rating in 2009, 2010 and 2011 under Bogle’s culinary leadership, but closed in December 2012”