The Madison Beach Hotel, located at 94 West Wharf Road in Madison, Connecticut, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Dion to Executive Chef. In his new role, Chef Dion will assume responsibility for the entire culinary department at Madison Beach Hotel, including The Wharf Restaurant, Port Bar, special events, and catered functions. Chef Dion will be responsible for the menu creation and daily culinary operations, including banquets and staff training. In his previous role as Chef de Cuisine, Chef Dion assembled and trained a high quality team of culinary professionals who will continue to bring excellence in a la carte and banquet food preparation.
“We are thrilled to promote Chef Dion to lead the culinary direction of both the hotel and The Wharf,” said John Mathers, General Manager. “We feel that Chef Dion is exactly the right leader to take our culinary team and our hotel’s reputation to the next level. His background in the industry will provide a fresh perspective in the migration of our culinary philosophy to even greater distinction.”
Chef Dion received formal training at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After graduation, he spent several years as sous chef at the Four Points Sheraton in Meriden, Connecticut, and worked at such prestigious establishment as Todd English’s Tuscany at Mohegan Sun Resort Casino. Most recently Dion was Executive Chef at Buon Appetito Ristorante, a privately owned Italian restaurant located in North Stonington, Connecticut.
The Wharf, Madison Beach Hotel’s signature restaurant features a modern interpretation of regional classics. The restaurant offers an expansive wine list and farm-to-table cuisine inspired by classic Atlantic Northeast fare. Chef Dion has developed a menu that incorporates fresh local estate-grown ingredients and local organic produce. Flavors are enhanced by the utilization of fresh ingredients from the local farms and fishermen.
About Madison Beach Hotel:
Madison Beach Hotel officially opened on June 21, 2012. The premier beach front resort boasts 32 elegantly appointed, stylish oceanfront rooms with spacious balconies; a luxurious full-service spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The upscale resort also features dining options with something for every occasion including: The Wharf, Madison’s upscale casual restaurant offering oceanfront views and traditional New England fare; Port Bar; Tides on the Sound, for special events dining; and, High Tide Lounge, for those looking to entertain bar-side. Madison Beach Hotel is owned and operated by seasoned hospitality experts Ric and Dawn Duques who worked with Distinctive Hospitality Group to develop and execute the luxurious property. Madison Beach Hotel is the conception of a team of hospitality industry leaders and offers guests all around opulence with unobstructed views of the ocean, fine dining, and the highest quality accommodations and customer service. Distinctive Hospitality Group manages the resort in concert with the Duques family. Madison Beach Hotel is located on the oceanfront at 94 West Wharf Road in Madison Connecticut. For more information, please call: 203-245-1404 or visit: www.MadisonBeachHotel.com.