This morning a press release releases a few details about Cook Hall, the Global Gastro Pub with regional cuisine and handcrafted cocktails replacing Craft Dallas at W Dallas Victory Hotel. The concept comes from NYC-based CCHG (Culinary Concepts Hospitality Group), a restaurant management company which operates and licenses other brands such such as Spice Market, J&G Steakhouse, Market, and J&G Grill, each of which was created by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. At no point in this release was Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s name mentioned. I’m sure he and Tom Colicchio are palling around the Hampton’s with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert.
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