Mirbeau Inn & Spa Promotes Abigail Freund to Pastry Chef

afSKANEATELES, N.Y. – July 14, 2014 – Mirbeau Inn & Spa has promoted Abigail Freund to Pastry Chef. A valued member of the award-winning Finger Lakes retreat’s food and beverage department since Nov. 2013, Freund will now oversee the restaurant’s pastry team in her new role while continuing to create inventive twists on classic confections for the restaurant’s French-inspired menu.

Guests of Mirbeau will be able to enjoy Freund’s new additions to the dessert menu including Café et Beignets (an espresso and white chocolate pot de crème, topped with milk foam and served with vanilla sugar beignets), Lemon Panna Cotta (served with basil and Limoncello macerated blueberries, lemon streusel, and fresh blueberry sorbet), and a Classic Pecan Tart (served with bourbon and maple ice cream, and a crisp brandy snap tuille).

Prior to joining Mirbeau, Freund worked at the prestigious Langdon Hall Country House Hotel and Spa in her native Ontario, Canada. She holds a Culinary Arts degree from Conestoga College, where she received the Victorinox Award of Excellence for talent in the hospitality field, and currently resides in Syracuse, N.Y.

About Mirbeau Inn & Spa

The 34-room Mirbeau Inn & Spa is an intimate, year-round retreat for rejuvenation and romance, offering gracious hospitality, award-winning cuisine, and world-class spa treatments in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes wine region. Steeped in elegant French country style, Mirbeau is tucked into 10 acres of Monet-inspired gardens, surrounded by spruce forests, rolling hills, crystal clear lakes and more than 100 wineries. Mirbeau Inn & Spa is the only Forbes Four-Star Award winner for hotel, spa and restaurant in New York State, and an AAA Four-Diamond winner. It is also distinguished by the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Top Ten Spas in the World in the categories of romance, boutique, yoga and cuisine in Spa Finder’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, Top Five Spas for Couples in the World in back-to-back years of Spa Magazine’s Silver Sage Readers’ Choice Favorites, has been awarded a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 30 Small Resorts in the US for three years in a row and won a 2011 SpAWARD for Most Romantic Spa. For more information visit www.mirbeau.com/skaneateles.

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