Monday, February 22, 2016

Jardenea at Melrose Georgetown Hotel Names Nelson Erazo as New Executive Chef

Jardenea's new Executive Chef, Nelson Erazo

From our friends at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel...

Jardenea at Melrose Georgetown Hotelthe farm-to-fork restaurant within the art-deco inspired boutique hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, is pleased to welcome Nelson Erazo as the new executive chef. Bringing years of epicurean experience and dynamic culinary talent, Erazo will oversee all food and beverage for the Georgetown hotel and restaurant as well as catering for banquets and events and in-room dining concept, Sensory Direct.

“Chef Erazo is amazingly talented and we welcome him to Jardenea at Melrose Georgetown Hotel,” said Sileshi Mengiste, divisional vice president, Luxury Division Remington Hotels. “His global culinary influences and creative techniques are the perfect complement to Jardenea’s philosophy of creating memorable dining experiences.”

Prior to joining Melrose Georgetown Hotel, Erazo served as the executive chef of Silversmith Hotel in Chicago, Ill. where he oversaw all aspects of the culinary experience, including the launch of the hotel’s new vibrant restaurant and lounge, Adamus, in spring 2014. His resume also includes tenures at Azurea, the signature restaurant at One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, Fla., and Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. While earning his associate degree in applied science in culinary arts as well as a bachelor’s degree in culinary management from the prestigious Johnson & Wales University, Erazo was selected to work abroad in the education program in Germany.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chef Erazo to our team,” said Jale Hashimi, general manager, Melrose Georgetown Hotel “Jardenea has had a lot of success in DC’s culinary scene in a short amount of time and we know that Chef Erazo’s creativity and expertise will only enhance what has already been established.”

Derived from the French word jardin, which means garden, the menu at Jardenea reflects fresh garden aspects and changes with each season to mirror current regional flavors. The farm-to-fork culinary experience at Jardenea brings high quality food that adds to a healthy lifestyle in a refined intimate setting while the culinary team incorporates modern cooking techniques with an appreciation for the classics of preparing wholesome food.

“I’m thrilled to join the Jardenea family; their commitment to delivering sustainable farm-to-fork cuisine is expertly upheld by the incredibly talented kitchen team,” said Executive Chef Nelson Erazo. “Jardenea has always allowed the ingredients and food to speak for itself, and that will not change.”

As part of a collection of luxury hotels and resorts managed by Remington Hotels, Melrose Georgetown is a reinvented hotel that defines distinct service in a stylish, chic, ambiance. The 240 renovated spacious rooms and suites are filled with contemporary, D.C. inspired artwork and clean-lined furnishings, creating luxurious guest accommodations.

For more information about Melrose Georgetown Hotel and Jardenea, book online or call (800) 635-7673. Visit or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for special offers.