Welcome Marlene Duke to St. Regis

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The St. Regis Deer Valley is home to J & G Grill, a comfortable yet elegant hideaway – signature Jean-Georges sophistication realized far from home. J & G Grill combines a curated selection of Jean-Georges’ greatest appetizers, side dishes and accompaniments from his portfolio of domestic and international restaurants around the world with the highest quality meats and freshest local fish available in the market. Simply grilled preparations accompanied by bold condiments anchor the J & G Grill dining experience at The St. Regis Deer Valley. Seamless service, intriguing wines, brews and specialty cocktails complement it all. The newest edition brings sweet sophistication to an already award-winning team.

We had the pleasure of spending some time with Marlene Duke: the new pastry chef at St. Regis Deer Valley, asking her about her choice to move to Park City and join the St. Regis team.

What brought you to St. Regis Deer Valley?

I’m from Los Angeles, and went to school at Le Cordon Bleu for culinary arts. I met my husband in California before we moved to Dallas, where I honed my pastry profession.

Why did you chose to go into the pastry profession?

I always had an interest in pastry. In a previous restaurant, the pastry chef left unexpected and the opportunity presented itself. I loved the challenge and never looked back at culinary.

What is your favorite part about the sweetest course on the menu?

My favorite thing to do is watch people take the first bite.  I love seeing their reactions of indulging into my desserts.  And I am a chocolate lover. I could never say no to chocolate.

What is your favorite go-to sweet treat when you are at home?

Starbucks frappuccinos! People would say I drink at least one a day. I also love fudge brownies and Hawaiian shaved ice.

What do you like to do for fun in Park City?

There’s so much to do here, but I love to hike. I didn’t grow up with seasons, and I’ve had the pleasure to see Deer Valley in winter wonderland, wildflowers,  and the turning of the leaves.

How would you like to elevate the St. Regis?

There are numerous things we are talking about bringing to the hotel: wedding cakes, bar edibles, modern style plating and more seasonal products using local ingredients.  Stay tuned for more sweet concoctions!

Summer Dessert Menu at J & G Grill

Pistachio Panna Cotta

Port poached rhubarb, fresh strawberries, sea salt

Exotic Entremet

Coconut mousse, yuzu cremeux, passion fruit lime sorbet

Warm Chocolate Tart

Cherry compote, caramelized cocoa nibs, kirsch ice cream

Compressed Watermelon 

Olive oil pound cake, fried basil, watermelon sorbet

Goat’s Milk Cheesecake

Grilled peaches, candied almonds,  peach raspberry swirl sorbet

J & G Grill at St. Regis, Deer Valley

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. daily

4-7:30 p.m. daily

2300 Deer Valley Drive East, I Park City

(435) 940-5700

 

 

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Eat, ride, sleep, rinse, repeat. That is Meghan's motto. If you don't spy her at a local Park City restaurant photographing, eating then blogging about an amazing local eatery, you will find her horsing around with her little Mustang pony Napoleon and black lab Dakota. A 30 year local, Meghan loves to follow the ever-evolving epicurean culture of Park City and the surrounding areas.

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