Celebrity Chef News
Westin Southlake hotel opens restaurant with famed Fort Worth chef
A new hotel in Southlake is opening with a restaurant and celebrity chef: Called Seasons 114 Kitchen, it'll be a modern American restaurant located on the first floor of the soon-to-open Westin Southlake Hotel at 1200 E. State Hwy 114 in Southlake.
The kitchen will be led by chef Jenna Kinard, most recently at Hotel Drover in Fort Worth, and according to a release, will open in the fall.
The menu will focus on small plates with Southern influences in a kitchen where everything is made from scratch. It'll be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.
There'll also be a bar: Next to Seasons 114 Kitchen, it'll be called The Curve Lounge, and will serve seasonal and classic cocktails along with wine and local beers.
Kinard says in a statement that she takes her inspiration from her late grandmother, who instilled a strong passion for serving others.
"Seasons 114 Kitchen is about creating and celebrating a sense of community while preparing incredible food from the heart using honest ingredients. The restaurant was derived from this very meaningful and soulful foundation combined with the desire to create a feeling of home for our guests," she says.
Kinard will act as Executive Chef for the entire Westin Southlake property, in charge of all food served throughout the property, including room service, restaurant, banquet, and in an activated backyard.
The restaurant will seat 90 in its interior dining room, plus an expansive 1,500-square-foot patio with seating for 36. The Curve Lounge offers a 1,000-square-foot space with seating for 25.
The hotel will offer 261 rooms and suites, 34,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor events and meetings space, resort-style pool, club level fitness facility, and three bars total.
Southlake resident and partner in the new hotel project, Paul Barham of SRH Hospitality, says, "My partners and I have been working on this luxury hotel offering for many years. Working with Chef Jenna Kinard, she brought our vision for the restaurant and lounge to life, in what we know will be a special property in the area."