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New Haven’s Rooftop Destination Above It All

High George is the newest food and cocktail destination in New Haven, located on the rooftop of The Blake Hotel at the corner of High and George Streets.  Celebrated Chef Tyler Anderson’s food menu features his fresh take on New England Summer classic dishes and Raw Bar favorites in a small plate format, complemented by a full beverage program featuring easy-to-drink cocktails, wine and beer.  The three + season space is also available for private parties and functions.

The Blake is a newly built 108-room boutique hotel located in New Haven, Connecticut, within walking distance to Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital.  Each room feature classic design elements with contemporary flourishes including spacious closets and full kitchenettes for longer-term guests.  Downstairs, the lobby, which eclectically mixes refined millwork and rich leather with blackened steel accents and concrete floors, has been designed as a communal hangout for guests and locals alike.  In the heart of the space, a large fireplace serves as a convivial meeting point that harkens back to the city’s storied legacy. The ground floor restaurant Hamilton Park, the rooftop restaurant and lounge High George as well as all meeting and banquet facilities are run by James Beard nominated Chef Tyler Anderson.

Offering a seasonally-inspired menu, Hamilton Park the floor restaurant highlights the classic flavors of New England, in a bright, elegant setting. The food menu, from celebrated Chef Tyler Anderson and Co-Executive Chef Ashley Flagg, offers a refined take on classic coastal New England cuisine.  A separate bar menu offers smaller plates for sharing and unique offerings for the open, lively atmosphere.  A full beverage menu offers beer, wine and cocktails to complement the food offerings, including new takes on classic favorites such as a Manhattan, Gin and Tonic and Daiquiri.  The restaurant, bar and patio are available for private parties and functions.

Chef Tyler Anderson started his Culinary career at the age of sixteen, working in a range of well-respected kitchens throughout California and Chicago. During this time Tyler had the opportunity to cook with some of the best Chefs in the Country.

Tyler opened his first restaurant Millwright’s in Simsbury, CT in 2012. Paying homage to strong New England traditions. Millwright’s has becoming one of the most award winning restaurants in the history of Connecticut restaurants.

Tyler and his team most recently opened Porrón & Piña, a Spanish inspired restaurant and wine bar in the historic Goodwin Hotel in Hartford, CT in 2018. His team handles all food and beverage for the entire hotel, including all functions, a donut and coffee shop, and a throwback cocktail bar. Tyler also has plans to create an accredited hospitality and Culinary program in the hotel, adding an educational element that will shape young Chefs and replicate the same sort of experience that inspired him at sixteen.

Tyler has been named Chef of the Year in Connecticut by the CT Restaurant Association. He has been nominated as Best Chef Northeast from the James Beard Foundation for the last six years in a row (2013-19). He was a Cheftestant on the most recent season of Bravo’s Top Chef, and also appeared (and won) on Food Network’s Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay. Tyler supports many charities including Share our Strength (a national organization working to end childhood hunger in the United States, of which he’s been the Hartford Chair for the past four years), as well as The American Liver Foundation, March of Dimes, and numerous others.

“We’ve had a successful month and a half since opening High George on the rooftop of the hotel, and Chef Ashley and myself are excited to re-launch the breakfast and dinner menu at Hamilton Park to reflect our shared concept,” said Anderson.   “The flavor profiles that weave through each dish will be New England classics of the season – the fresh brininess from New England seafood, the nuttiness of brown butter, the smokiness of baked beans – prepared and plated to match the elegant experience that Hamilton Park offers.  Our open kitchen, bright dining area and lively bar flow seamlessly into the lobby of the Blake Hotel, so while our menu offers a refined dining experience, it does so in a way that’s accessible and friendly to match the modern, comfortable feel of the hotel.”

For more information, visit www.theblakenewhaven.com.

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