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Culinary Depot’s leader Sholem Potash toured the much talked about “Connie” airplane that has been converted into a signature cocktail lounge by the Gerber Group

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fter years of back-andThe Kitchen Equipment Dealer: forth about construction, Israel Wolner, Culinary Depot, permissions and rights, Monsey, NY the long-awaited TWA Hotel opens its doors recently at The Kitchen Design Consultant: New York City’s John F. Kennedy InEric McConnell, Next Step 16 ternational Airport. Design, San Francisco, CA Trans World Airlines - TWA com15 The Chef: Fernando Navas, missioned groundbreaking Finnish 14 Gerber Group, NY, NY American architect Eero Saarinen to 13 design its JFK terminal in 1962. FolThe General Contractor: 12 lowing the airline’s closure in 2001, Gary McAussey, Turner 11 many questions remained about Construction, NY, NY 10 what would happen to the swooping 9 The Owner: Ryan Eddy, MCR white building. 8 Development, Dallas,TX Now, it has a new and exciting 7 second life as JFK’s only on-site airThe Architect: Sara Duffy, 6 17 port hotel, with 512 rooms and some Stone Hill Taylor, NY, NY 5 18 50,000 feet of meeting and event 4 19 space. The hotel has opened and Grand Marnier), which was once 3 20 visitors can choose a room that overserved to TWA passengers in gold2 21 looks an active JFK runway -- perfect flecked glasses. The Gerber Group 1 22 for aviation fans who want to watch has also created its own signature 23 planes take off -- or one that looks cocktails for the bar, including the 24 into the hotel itself, a good choice Come Fly With Me, a drink inspired for design fans who just can’t get by Frank Sinatra’s 1958 album cover. enough. Eventually, there will be six resHighlighting the new hotel are a taurants throughout the TWA Hotel, number of new dining options. New but the most exciting one is the Paris York-based architecture firm Beyer Café by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Blinder Belle is responsible for reLocated on the mezzanine level of turning The Sunken Lounge to its the historic building, the 200-seat original 1962 design, complete with restaurant takes over the footprint the same historic shade of chili pepof the terminal’s original Paris Café per red carpet. Located in the center and Lisbon Lounge, which shuttered of the terminal underneath a split in 2001 when the terminal closed. flap departures board and operated The new restaurant is now open for by the Gerber Group—which also breakfast, lunch, and dinner and runs the renovated The Campbell serves food inspired by in-flight Bar at Grand Central Terminal—the menus from TWA. cocktail bar serves 1960s classics For quick meals, the yet-to-open like the Aviation (crème de violette, Departures Dining Hall will feature 2 maraschino liqueur, gin, and lemon food-court style offerings from The juice) as well as the Royal AmbassaHalal Guys, Empanada Republic, dor (champagne, orange juice, and 415

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