Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection Redefines Park City’s Culinary Scene, Welcoming World Renowned Executive Chef Nicolas Lebas | News

Chef Lebas will marry the spirit of Bavarian traditions with elegant French techniques while showcasing local ingredients from the mountain pastures

PARK CITY, Utah, April 7, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collectionmodern mid-mountain hotel and residences in Deer Valley, today announces the appointment of Nicolas Lebas as chief executive. Chef Lebas, who has over two decades of fine dining experience, will continue to elevate the luxury property’s centerpiece Restaurant Goldener Hirsch. Chef Lebas will oversee the entire dining program – including the Goldener Hirsch Restaurant, Cafe, Antler Lounge and unique experiences like cooking classes and off-site picnics – that serves the 18 guest rooms and 40 new residences of the hotel. In addition, Goldener Hirsch also exists as a year-round social center for park city community and an après ski destination for Deer Valley skiers. Inspired by the hotel’s Austrian roots, Chef Lebas’ vision for this new era will marry his global perspective with his infectious passion for local farm-to-table culture.

“We are delighted to welcome Chef Lebas, who has such knowledge of the origins of European culinary traditions, to park city and to our Goldener Hirsch family,” said Rajiv Malhotra, Managing Director, Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection. “His wealth of experience speaks for itself, having worked in a variety of renowned kitchens at France, Mexico and America, ultimately shaping his unique approach to the culinary world. Chef Lebas will be a driving force in interpreting this contemporary chapter of cuisine at Goldener Hirsch.”

In June, Lebas will present the very first Goldener summer market, inspired by the French guinguette, which will be launched in tandem with the opening of the summer mountain chairlifts. Every Saturday between June 18 and September 3, 2022, the resort invites guests to take in panoramic views from the Park City Mountain chairlifts. Once at the top, guests can choose from a variety of hiking trails or stay seated for a scenic ride to the Goldener Summer Market. The outdoor market will feature light snacks from Chef Lebas and guest chefs as well as a unique menu of spirits, games and live music.

Other culinary experiences include the Bavarian Beer Tasting, a traditional sampling of notable Bavarian beers, brewed in March and featuring a slightly sweet taste with a light nutty hint. Additionally, the property has combined open-fire cooking, community and localized food to transform the predictable dining experience with an open-fire culinary offering that builds on Chef Lebas’s passion for creating an immersive and interactive experience. where diners cultivate connections with their food, the chef, and the community.

The Goldener Hirsch Restaurant, decorated with a flamboyant hearth, hand-painted murals and antique dining chairs, serves a variety of classic European dishes and seasonal dishes that change with the weather. Utah harvest. During the colder months, treat yourself to a comforting duck pie with duck confit, heirloom potatoes, cream of celery and a lafeuillette as well as The Goldener Hirsch, with a classic escalope viennoiserie topped with potato daughines , Grenoble sauce with capers. Goldener Hirsch Fondue, a blend of traditional Alpine cheeses, is the perfect after-cake served with assorted vegetables and grilled baguette or lamb meatballs and wagyu beef available à la carte. During the warmer months, enjoy cold market soups and salads that celebrate the best of what’s in season in park cityor enjoy a satisfying smoked brätwurst and traditional erdäpfelsalat (potato salad).

“I am honored to have the opportunity to work on this project and to merge the old world and the new world in food and beverage,” said Nicolas Lebas, Executive Chef, Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection. “I’m very excited to experiment with local flavors and look forward to disrupting Park City’s culinary scene with a high caliber experience it has never seen before.”

Born and raised in FranceChef Lebas’ culinary career began in a bistro in Lyons, marking its initial pursuit into the high-end restaurant scene. He graduated from the Lycée hôtelier Sèvigné, Gap with a degree in culinary arts and related services. After venturing and spending time in MexicoLebas reassigned to San Antonio, TX, where his interest in hotels began at a luxury Hill Country resort. After his stint in Texashe transitioned to an executive chef role in Orlando, a 4-star, 4-diamond steakhouse followed by a role in Atlanta, Ga.where he was voted Culinary of the Year 2019 by the Georgia Hotels & Lodging Association.

Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection recently unveiled a modern reimagining, including the addition of new residences and resort amenities designed by Tom Kundig from AD100 Olson Kundig. The residences, available from studios to three bedrooms, are equipped with state-of-the-art furnishings and a chic and contemporary alpine style. New resort amenities include the Café, the Antler Lounge afternoon hotspot, new ski amenities, alpine-inspired wellness, and a one-of-a-kind summer adventure program.

Goldener Hirsch’s restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For more information, please visit

About Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection

Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection is an iconic luxury inn located in the legendary Deer Valley, Utah. Designed in the spirit of an Austrian ski lodge, the intimate resort’s mid-mountain location offers direct access to more than 100 miles of perfectly groomed ski trails as well as outdoor activities whatever the weather. warm. The 18 newly redesigned rooms and suites, including a Signature Suite that takes up the entire fourth floor, offer old-world charm with wood-burning fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, and arched doorways; and, 40 residences, distributed in two new modern buildings designed by a renowned architect Tom Kundig, are equipped with full-service kitchens, contemporary living areas and private balconies. Resort amenities include a luxurious lobby, an adjacent terrace with seating and fire pits, an exclusive private dining room, unique venues for private events, and post-adventure wellness amenities such as personalized massages in spa suites, breathtaking rooftop pool, infinity hot tub, and state-of-the-art fitness center. An award-winning restaurant skillfully marries Bavarian specialties with farm-fresh regional dishes sourced from park city pastures, while the chic and lively Antler Lounge comes alive in the evenings with afternoon cocktails and live entertainment. Founded in 1992, the hostel is owned by the philanthropic Eccles family who have been involved in the development of from utah ski area since the late 1800s.

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About Auberge Resorts Collection

Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs. While each property is unique, all share a handcrafted approach to luxury and bring the soul of the place to life through captivating design, exceptional cuisine, innovative spas, and gracious yet understated service. With 22 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts, the Auberge invites guests to create unforgettable stories in some of the world’s most desirable destinations.

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The Friedkin Group is a private consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, sports and adventure companies. These organizations include: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, AS Roma, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, NEON, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Expeditions. The Friedkin Group is headed by the Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. For more information, visit

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