CELEBRITY CHEF INFLUENCES NEW MENU AND DESIGN AT PHL’S SKY ASIAN BISTRO
PHILADELPHIA — Jan. 18, 2012 — In this case, too many cooks in the kitchen is a good thing. Celebrity chef Michael Schulson, owner of Sampan restaurant, has teamed up with OTG Management and the Philadelphia MarketPlace Food and Shops to reimagine the Sky Asian Bistro at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
Sky Asian, operated by OTG Management, serves authentic Asian cuisine with an American twist. The restaurant’s new design features custom chandeliers, cherry blossom designs, and an open kitchen format. Sky Asian’s new menu features culinary delicacies found throughout Asia as well as items from Schulson’s restaurant. Passengers can enjoy everything from fresh sushi to Cantonese cuisine.
“We’re really excited to bring this fresh take on authentic Asian cuisine to Philadelphia International Airport,” says Michael Coury, Head Concept Chef for OTG. “Partnering with Michael Schulson has been a great experience; the insight he has given this concept can be seen in the wonderful details of each dish.”
An official ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate Sky Asian’s remodeled home in Concourse C took place today. Among the officials in attendance were Schulson, Clarence LeJeune, president of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management, Michael Coury, Head Concept chef for OTG Management, and Jim Tyrrell, Deputy Director of Aviation. Guests enjoyed sampling some of the restaurant’s newest menu items.
“Passengers now have a unique, relaxing, culinary retreat in Sky Asian’s redesigned environment,” said LeJeune. “We’re always striving to update and expand our offerings, while delivering creative food concepts to our travelers.”
For more information about Sky Asian Bistro and the more than 160 retail offerings at PHL, please visit www.philamarketplace.com
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MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.
OTG (www.otgmanagement.com) is an award-winning airport food & beverage operator with more than 135 restaurants and eateries in nine airports, including Minneapolis-St. Paul, John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Boston Logan, Tucson, Washington National, Orlando, Chicago O’Hare and Philadelphia. Since its entry into airports in 1996, OTG has been recognized throughout the industry for its exceptional customer focus and ground-breaking innovation; growing to become the second largest privately-held airport food operator in the US in just over a decade.
Offering the highest quality sushi and Asian specialties from Michael Schulson, Sky Asian Bistro fuses authentic cuisine with a fresh modern twist. Customers can enjoy culinary favorites found around Asia, a wine list offering more than 32 choices from around the globe, Asian beer and sake options, and a variety of teas to complement the meal. Like the menu, the design of the restaurant provides balance and comfort, where chefs are center stage preparing wonderful dishes in traditional fashion, and seating offers power outlets where customers can recharge. From the moment a customer walks past the state-of-the-art digital menu display and enters the inviting space, Sky Asian Bistro is designed with the traveler in mind.
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