We are thrilled to announce that we have welcomed Chef Colin Miner to our culinary team as our new Chef de Cuisine of Park 26!
Chef Colin has an extensive resume that includes experience from The Inn at Erlowest and The Lake George Club to the Saratoga-based DZ restaurant group and Chicago-based Michelin 3-star restaurant Grace.
When the opportunity of bringing on a young, motivated, passionate culinarian presented itself the decision was simple…YES! Chef Colin brings with him unique ideas, different techniques and a renewed energy to our existing culinary team. His focus will be menu creation for Park 26 and he has plans of house made breads, butters, ice cream and desserts, plus unique dishes that are sure to intrigue and satisfy any palate. His passion and talent are off the charts and we can’t wait for Downtown Glens Falls to see what he’s got cooking!
We asked Colin about his culinary style and his vision for Park 26 and here’s what he had to say:
“My menu concepts always come from very familiar flavor combinations. However, through the techniques I’ve gained over the years, I try to elevate and recompose those approachable flavors. I’m currently working on a s’mores tartlet, but I hope to compose it in a way that wows the guests with unexpected nuances. The Park 26 menu will be designed to fit the downtown culinary scene. I never like to say “fine dining”, but more so elevated casual dining. I’ll gladly serve a burger and fries, alongside foie gras and lobster.”
Park 26 Summer Menu & Park Patio Music Series:
We opened Park 26, formerly Garden on the Park, in November 2017, just a year and half after our new management took over here at the hotel. While the restaurant is located right off of our main lobby, it has quickly gained its own identify in the downtown Glens Falls dining scene.
The restaurant overlooks City Park, has a large bar area, our Park Patio is open seasonally, the space can host private events and recently underwent renovations and a design refresh in the fall (have you seen the new chandeliers yet?).
Park 26 is open daily for breakfast and lunch (to hotel guests and the public.. come on down!) and currently serves dinner Thursday-Saturday nights. With the addition of Chef Colin, we will be adding dinner service on Wednesday nights beginning on June 5th.
That night will be the official launch of our new summer menu and the kick off to Take a Bite and our Park Patio Music series which will make it’s return this summer! Stay tuned for an announcement of this year’s weekly music lineup.
We’ll be teaming up with our friends at Phinney Design Group again to give Fenimore’s Pub a little facelift later this year.
The renovations will begin in July and we anticipate the project will take 4-6 weeks. Fenimore’s will be closed during this time, but have no fear… you will still be able to enjoy your Fenimore’s menu favorites on the Park Patio or in the Park 26 dining room or bar area!
The design changes will be subtle, and our casual “study” and lounge concept will remain, but with a redesigned seating banquette, updated wall coverings, lighting and new furniture it will breathe some fresh life into the space that we know you’ll love!
And Park 26 isn’t the only one getting a new summer menu… Fenimore’s will also introduce a new summer menu thanks to our Sous Chef Steve Hoffman. The new menu will launch right before Memorial Day Weekend.