NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Dream is proud to announce that Tom Billante, President of Carpaccio at the Bal Harbour Shops, along with partner Alex Kalas, will feature three fine dining and signature restaurants in the property.
Tom Billante, President of Carpaccio said, "We are most inspired by our chefs and staff who have been with us for decades and their passion for our food, service and the customer's overall dining experience. Our foundation starts with recipes passed down from my mother and her family to which I knew that adding a simple blend of fine, fresh ingredients, paired with the same loving preparation and then finished with the perfect presentation in an elegant and intimate setting would create the exceptional and memorable dining experience that the Carpaccio name has become known for." Billante added, "I am fortunate to have met the Ghermezian family and so strongly believe in their vision that we will be bringing three world-class restaurant concepts to American Dream."
"We look forward to featuring multiple concepts from the Carpaccio family of restaurants in The Dining Terrace at American Dream. The Dining Terrace will showcase fifteen full-service restaurants in an exciting dining destination complete with a park like setting and patio seating," Don Ghermezian, President Triple Five.
To create this unique dining space, American Dream has engaged Manhattan-based iCrave – an award-winning industry leader in innovative, high-energy design environments that engage visitors in amazing, trendy and exciting dining experiences.
"The international mix of incredible restaurants at American Dream will provide our guests with an exceptional place for exquisite dining. We are satisfying a real need in this market for a true dining destination by creating a place that will appeal to local residents, those visiting from Manhattan, as well as the millions of tourists visiting from across the nation and around the globe," said Don Ghermezian, President, Triple Five.
About American Dream
American Dream, a world-class destination, is being developed by Triple Five Group of Companies, owners of the two largest shopping and entertainment centers in North America – Mall of America and West Edmonton Mall.
American Dream is located in Bergen County, New Jersey at the Meadowlands Sports Complex at the intersection of three major highways – I-95, Route 3, Route 120 - that service over 100 Million vehicles annually. American Dream is located in the heart of the New York Metropolitan area with over 21 million residents and 55 million domestic and international tourists annually. The project is serviced by three of the largest airports in the US – Newark, LaGuardia and JFK International with 110 million travelers annually and is connected by passenger rail service to Penn Station New York.
American Dream, opening in 2017, is approximately 3 million square feet. American Dream will redefine the customer experience in shopping and leisure with a unique combination of retail, dining, entertainment and attractions - all in one location. Anchor tenants Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor -- along with over 450 retail, food and specialty shops -- are complimented by North America's largest fully-enclosed indoor DreamWorks Water Park, Amusement Park and a 16-story Big Snow Indoor Ski & Snow Park; a 1,500 seat live Performing Arts Theater; 285-foot tall Observation Wheel; luxury movie theatres by Cinemex; 70,000 square foot Sea Life Aquarium & Lego Discovery Center; NHL-size Ice Rink; and two 18-hole miniature golf attractions. The center also features The Collections – a 460,000 square foot luxury and fashion area in the property and The Dining Terrace – a collection of fifteen full-service restaurants showcased in one location in the center.
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