Details are coming together quickly for the concepts inside the forthcoming Acme Hotel. After Chris Curren was announced as chef for the entire Fifty/50 Restaurant Group two weeks ago, it's coming out today that Ben Schiller is leaving Boka Group to become a partner in The Berkshire Room, the craft cocktail bar within the forthcoming hotel, and Homestead. Schiller ran the cocktail program at Boka, GT Fish & Oyster, and Girl & the Goat since 2009, his last day is May 11.
Schiller also worked at In Fine Spirits and the Peninsula Hotel. He's also looking to partner in another new concept, one he describes as an "old man bar." It's unknown at this time what the cocktail focus will be for The Berkshire Room, slated to open in June. Homestead opens in late May. More to come soon.
· The Fifty/50 Team Opening Cocktail Lounge and Second West Town Bakery Inside ACME Hotel [~ECHI~]
· Ben Schiller leaving Boka Restaurant Group [Reader]