NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Located at 120 Greenwich Street, in the midst of the financial district, the Blue Planet Grill (BPG) is among the most popular NYC restaurants. Acclaimed for their coffee bar and cocktail selection, this restaurant is also well known for their unique menu offerings. Recently, Blue Planet Grill announced that Chef Philliberto Jimenez has now joined their culinary staff.
Jacob, of Blue Planet Grill, beamed, "At Blue Planet Grill, we take a lot of pride in providing our customers with fresh and exceptional quality products, so we are indeed thrilled and really excited to have Chef Philliberto as a new addition to our passionate and devoted Culinary Team. We focus a great deal of effort on the creative process in our venue, and we know he will bring to our restaurant the same quality he became known for while at River Cafe. On behalf of our entire staff, we would like to extend to him our best wishes for success with our group."Jacob continued, "In addition to our exclusive cuisine, we also provide an amazing cocktail selection. We found one of the most renowned mixologists in the city and brought him in to make sure our customers' taste buds are delighted from start to finish. Our head bar specialist at BPG is Artemio Vasquez, whose craft is utilizing art and science in every cocktail. Mr. Vasquez began his career under celebrity mixologist Audrey Saunders at one of the world's best cocktail bars, Pegu Club. He continued his apprenticeship and worked under master mixologist and author Jim Meehan. Artemio works with fresh juices and ingredients - not to mention, he creates his own infusions and home-made syrups for each signature recipe. The cocktails are complex yet refreshing drinks that will leave a memorable impression. His menu is comprised of both classic cocktails and signature works of art by his own design. He is most known for his Poquito Picante, made with gin, jalapeno, cucumber and cilantro, but there are so many others to work your way through." Jacob also stated, "We also have an amazing coffee bar for the temptation of our customers. Keeping it all in the state, our coffee bar serves Gimme Coffee from Ithaca, NY. As coffee addicts, we love them, but we're not the only ones. Food and Wine magazine called Gimme Coffee one of the top 10 Coffee Bars in the United States. They have also received rave reviews from Forbes Traveler, GQ and City Search. Our hailed coffee bar, our celebrated cocktails and our outstanding menu have made us one of the best restaurants in NYC." About Blue Planet Grill: