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February 1, 2009
Lessing's Appoints Guy Reuge as Chef
Lessing's Hospitality (www.lessings.com) has announced that the legendary and award-winning Chef Guy Reuge of Mirabelle Restaurant (404 North Country Rd., St. James, NY 11780  584-5999 www.restaurantmirabelle.com) has been named chef of Three Village Inn 150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790  751-0555).
Reuge will close Mirabelle Restaurant in St. James at the end of the year and operate two restaurants at Three Village Inn - Mirabelle Restaurant and the new Mirabelle Tavern. Mirabelle Tavern will open with a moderately priced menu in mid-March. The original Mirabelle Restaurant will open in late spring.
Lessing's to Elevate Three Village Inn Brand - Reuge Seen as Cornerstone "We are so excited to have a chef of Guy's stature joining our family; it's a win-win for Lessing's and our customers," stated Peter Lessing, Division Manager. "As we begin this process of elevating our brand, Guy is a key component. Since acquiring the Three Village Inn our vision has been to take this historic and successful Inn and make it the best. We take great pride in the Inn's heritage as a gathering place for the community and look forward to continuing that while also offering a truly unique and exceptional dining experience." A much needed capital improvement program will coincide with Reuge's arrival and a refurbishment of dining rooms, banquet rooms and ultimately the lodging space is currently underway. States Reuge, "It was a great 25 years at Mirabelle in St. James and I look forward to this next chapter - not only for Mirabelle - but for our customers and for myself." Reuge is perhaps Long Island's most celebrated cuisinier, having garnered La Toque d'Argent (one of the culinary world's prized accolades) along with being named "Chef of the Year" by the Maitres Cuisiniers de France.