Dubbed the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chef by Rolling Stone magazine, Simon Kitchen + Bar is Simon’s newest creation and one sure to continue the legacy of the famed chef’s legendary eateries in Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, and abroad.
Saccardi brings with him a vast array of experience from locations across the country and around the world. Beginning his career in Santa Barbara, California and later moving to the rainforests to Costa Rica to serve as chef for a popular resort, the culinary enthusiast moved back to the States to pursue top positions at leading hospitality destinations, including the Ritz-Carlton, Hilton, Mandalay Bay and Aria, among others. Saccardi previously worked at Kerry Simon’s establishment, “Simon at Palms Place” in Las Vegas, and most recently, at The Parker Palm Springs.
Palm Spring’s culinary focus on local, organic, and seasonal products, coupled with the chef’s edgy, fun and contemporary style made him the perfect fit for Simon Kitchen + Bar.
“Jeremy’s experience, combined with a natural sense for flavor combinations, and unadulterated ingredients is what really impressed me,” said Cory Harwell, the President of Simon Hospitality Group, which is leading the efforts to open the new restaurant at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs.
“Jeremy is fantastic. His skills as an executive chef, and his ability to lead a team focused on the highest levels of customer service is exactly what we were looking for. We are always excited to hire and promote local talent,” says Andy Carpiac, owner of Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs who was particularly pleased to hire the local talent.
The menu at Simon Kitchen + Bar complements the establishment’s welcoming and social environment, featuring shared plates, sandwiches, entrées and stone-oven flatbreads. Social plates include tempura green beans made with pepper jelly and cream cheese; bacon jam served with baked brie and toasted baguette; and “Devil’s Eggs” complete with crispy pancetta and caviar. Simon Kitchen + Bar will be open to the public beginning at 7:00am Wednesday, September 24th.