French sous chef for Citrique

AN30-1-people-Eric_HenckThe award-winning Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa has appointed renowned French sous chef, Eric Henck.

He will head up the resort's new all day dining restaurant – Citrique. Citrique is part of the resort's $20 million refurbishment and will offer an interactive dining experience based on four dining zones and eight different culinary concepts. The innovative restaurant is due to open at the end of August.

Mr Henck joins the Marriott following long serving stints at the prestigious Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman in the Caribbean and The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island in Florida. He also boasts years of fine-dining culinary experience having worked in several Michelin star restaurants in France, Germany and Brazil.

While currently working with the resort's executive chef Andrew Fraser to put the finishing touches on the new menu for Citrique, Mr Henck says he is excited with the new role and looks forward to welcoming guests to the new restaurant from next month.

"Citrique will feature four different dining zones, a Cold Zone where guests can indulge in fresh seafood, sushi, salads, deli-style cured meats, antipasto and cheeses; a Hot Zone that will offer a selection of European dishes, exotic curries and a Yum Cha station that will feature an array of Asian dishes. The Grill Zone will offer a selection of Indonesian style satays and roast meats, while the Decadence Zone features an ice-cream station complete with a condiments bar and hand crafted desserts prepared by the pastry team."

The $20 million refurbishment of the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa is well advanced and work is on track to be completed by September.