Hudson Grille at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Jersey City Launches New Restaurant Concept
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Jersey City this month announced its on-property restaurant, Hudson Grille, has transformed its restaurant concept under a new culinary direction and leadership. Led by New Jersey native and recipient of the Best Chefs America award, Chef James Weaver, and Philip Jones, manager of F&B, Hudson Grille features a new localized menu and specialty cocktail assortment.
Hudson Grille boasts "a lively yet intimate experience in a warm, rustic venue for guests to unwind and enjoy themselves," the announcement states. The new concept embraces the flavours and culture of the greater Jersey City area with an eclectic spectrum of ingredients sourced from New Jersey farmers and anglers. "In fact, the closest food producer to Hudson Grille is “Bucket and Bay” Gelati and Sorbet--just three blocks away, providing fresh and organic sweets. Currently there is upwards of twenty local farmers, producers, breweries and fisheries represented on the menu," the announcement states.
Village sea scallops with a pignolia nut crust, Evergreen Farms organic black beans turned into a rich black hummus, butternut squash bisque, and pumpkin tiramisu are examples of the offerings.
"Hudson Grille offers an outstanding new concept in an enjoyable environment to complement our distinguished DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. We’ve been able to truly tie in the multitude of cultures within the community and bring a farm-to-table menu that speaks to each guest,” said Danielle Havey, GM, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Jersey City.
Leading the kitchen is Chef Weaver, who helped develop local distribution within New Jersey. A leading chef in New Jersey for more than 30 years, Chef Weaver founded Slow Food Central New Jersey in 1999 and published Locavore Adventures: One Chefs Slow Food Journey. Jones also joins the culinary team as manager of F&B after serving as the leader in food service at several of the most prestigious hotels in western Florida.