Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Perfect Match: Dan Tarver named Maitre d’ at Restaurant Michael

Chef/owner Michael Lachowicz welcomes the experienced Tarver as Matîre d’

Michael Lachowicz, chef/owner of the five-year-old Restaurant Michael, announces the addition of Dan Tarver to his already stellar service team as the restaurant’s Maître d’.

“Dan is one of the last true Maître d’s to be found,” says a thrilled Lachowicz. “He is the perfect match for the restaurant, and is instantly and blissfully recognized by the majority of my guests who have come to know him through his decades in the industry.”

Tarver and Lachowicz have actually known each other for more than two decades, having first met at Café Provencal, where they worked under the direction of the well-known Leslie Reis. Tarver has three decades of experience in the hospitality industry, spending 17 years at Café Provencal with long runs at Mimosa in Highland Park, Ill., Gabriel’s in Highwood, Ill., Bistro Campagne in Lincoln Square, among other highly esteemed restaurants in the Chicago area.

Tarver’s long history of managing wine lists and dining room staff at so many prestigious restaurants in the Chicago area, make him a perfect fit for Restaurant Michael, and he takes pride in his work.

“Warmth and conviviality come naturally to me,” says Tarver. “Because of my love for the duties and responsibilities of the position, I have never really worked a day in my life. Leading an established team like the one here at Restaurant Michael, is both a pleasure and an honor.”

Lachowicz is overjoyed with the addition of Tarver as Maître d’ to his exceptional team at Restaurant Michael.

“I personally have a strong working relationship with Dan, and he performs the exact duties I need at Restaurant Michael, acting as a liaison between myself and my guests,” says Lachowicz. “Dan is magic to watch on the floor and a pleasure to have in the house. I look forward to continuing to work with him for many years to come.”

About Restaurant MichaelRestaurant Michael, located at 64 Green Bay Rd in Winnetka, Ill. 60093, serves classic haute cuisine in a contemporary presentation with French country flair. The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 5:30 p.m. -11:30 p.m.; and Sunday 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Complimentary parking is available. Major cards accepted. Restaurant Michael is a non-smoking facility. For more information, call (847) 441-3100 or visit http://www.restaurantmichael.com/. “Like” Restaurant Michael on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RestaurantMichael and follow Chef Michael Lachowicz on Twitter at @RestoMichael.

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