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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Table 45 in Hotels magazine



inside the restaurant

Table 45 Spices Up Fine Dining At InterContinental Cleveland

A new fine-dining venue heating up the Cleveland dining scene is Table 45, a new concept located in the InterContinental Hotel by acclaimed Chef Zach Bruell. The contemporary, 6,000 sq. ft. restaurant and lounge features seven separate dining “zones” each designed for different moods—from quiet and intimate to casual and high energy. The focus is on fine dining without fussiness or formality.

“Restaurants no longer can be just about eating,” Bruell says. “This will be a very sensual experience. It’s about art and theater for all of the senses.”

Bruell calls his eclectic menu concept “World Cuisine,” incorporating inspiration from a variety of cultures. Sample menu items include chilled Alaskan king crab and avocado wrap; warm wild mushroom salad; Peruvian-style braised lamb shank with farfel; grilled Kurobuta pork chop with chipotle jam and cornmeal Madeleines; seared duck breast Madras with Vadouvan sauce and basmati rice; seared ahi tuna with Ponzu vinegar sauce; Alaskan black cod tagine with fava beans, tomatoes, fingerling potatoes and Moroccan olives; and tandoori oven-roasted chicken with garlic gnocchi, white truffle cream and pancetta brussels sprouts.

Other features of the restaurant are a private chef’s table in the main kitchen (the restaurant’s actual table 45), a separate and open show kitchen in the center of the dining room with a tandoor oven, VIP tables with illuminated glass enclosures and an adjoining semi-private lounge. A unique feature of the chef’s table is that area is equipped with an interactive communication system that allows guest to speak with the chef through his personal headset as they watch him prepare the dishes. Customers also can use this technology to play their own music via personal iPods or other MP3 devices that link directly into the section’s built-in audio system.

Club 45
Club 45, a semi-private, frosted-glass enclosure with views into the main lounge.

Table 45 chef's table
The Chef’s Table

Preparations
and the kitchen it looks into.

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