I was enjoying the new "Power Lunch" featuring the DoubleTree by Hilton San Juan at Gallery Plaza created by its new Executive Chef, Mayra Hernandez at Café Pierre.
"The Chef Mayra Hernandez joins the DoubleTree By Hilton San Juan and Café Pierre bringing a varied career in the culinary field that certainly enriches the cuisine for the enjoyment of our guests and visitors," said Yodil Caban, General Manager of the hotel.
I know the Executive Chef Mayra Hernandez, who is a graduate of the Hotel School of San Juan, where she earned a degree in Culinary Arts in 2002. She also has a degree in Education from the UPR in Humacao. Her first culinary experience was in the Los Olivos restaurant in Caguas, followed by Sangria Global Cuisine then moved her practice to Garde Manger in La Concha, A Renaissance Resort. She has directed restaurants like Cbar Kitchen in Style in Humacao, La Traviata in Caguas, and was also Pastry Chef at Augusto Restaurant.
Café Pierre restaurant offers diners an excellent culinary offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. "I am pleased to work with such an excellent Chef, we have created an exquisite and good value Power Lunch menu that includes an hour and a half of free valet parking service, ideal for an affordable and comfortable lunch. In addition, we paired dishes with a variety of wines, "said Ildefonso Figueroa, Director of Food and Beverage.
The new Executive Chef, Mayra Hernandez, says: "I developed the special Power Lunch menu, inspired by my favorite dishes of Puerto Rican and international cuisine, as are our asopao, pastelón and risotto, using our local products and a variety of spices and fresh cuts of meat and fish."
The Power Lunch includes: cream of taro with salad of cod and avocado, chicken stew with crispy fried plantains, steak with onions beef with mamposteao rice, ribs glazed in sweet soy, mushroom risotto, chicken breast filled with spinach and cheese with mashed taro and pastelón with roasted peppers, sautéed spinach and tomatoes.
I started with the taro cream, then cod and avocado salad. Then they brought the beef steak with onions mamposteado rice with yellow hash, sausage and spinach, which was tender and delicious. I also tried the chicken breast stuffed with spinach and cheese with mashed taro. To complete, the dessert was the DoubleTree Cookie Cheesecake, made with the iconic Doubletree cookie. The truth is that it’s worthwhile because you eat rich and at a good price.
The Power Lunch is available from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. Prices start from $ 2.99 dishes to $ 14.99, and includes an hour and a half of free valet parking.
Prepare yourselves; she informed me that she is preparing its new menu for dinner, which I predict is going to be spectacular.
Cafe Pierre also presents a tempting Happy Hour, which offers 2 for the price of 1 on beer and vodka and tequila cocktails. The Happy Hour is available Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and includes an hour and a half of free valet parking.
It should be noted that in recent days, the Hilton Brand awarded the DoubleTree by Hilton San Juan at Gallery Plaza, for the eleventh consecutive occasion for their excellent quality and customer service, and the portal TripAdvisor awarded the "Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame ".
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Juan at Gallery Plaza is located in the renowned area of Condado. For reservations or more information, call (787) 721-1200, or visit http://www.sanjuandoubletree.com.