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Carver Road Hospitality Appoints

Carver Road Hospitality Appoints Michael Schlow as Chef Partner of Seamark Seafood & Cocktails Debuting in April 2024

Carver Road Hospitality, which recently announced its New England debut with the April 12, 2024 opening of Seamark Seafood & Cocktails and its intimate speakeasy cocktail bar Old Wives’ Tale at Encore Boston Harbor, has appointed James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schlow as Chef Partner at Seamark Seafood & Cocktails. Designed by award-winning architecture and design company Rockwell Group, Seamark will offer a contemporary interpretation of New England’s timeless seafood dining experience, blending tradition with innovation.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chef Schlow to lead Seamark’s culinary program,” said Carver Road Hospitality CEO Sean Christie. “As a celebrated chef and an acclaimed restaurateur, he is perfectly suited to help Seamark make its mark as the area’s must-visit elevated seafood  destination.”

In his role as Chef Partner, Schlow will continue to highlight Carver Road Hospitality’s commitment to culinary mastery while strengthening Encore Boston Harbor’s reputation as the region’s premier luxury resort and casino. He will lead Seamark’s culinary team and help to develop signature recipes.

“It is an honor to partner on another restaurant venture in my home city of Boston,” said Michael Schlow, Seamark Seafood & Cocktails Chef Partner. “With a focus on elevated New England seafood and a unique pier-to-plate concept, this one is particularly special as I have the privilege of working alongside my dear friend and Carver Road’s Sean Christie, a native to the area, who understands the nostalgia of this project as well.”

Situated adjacent to Encore Boston Harbor’s majestic Garden Lobby and across from the stunning Ferris wheel, Seamark Seafood & Cocktails will boast a bounty of elevated New England seafood favorites, featuring the freshest pier-to-plate cold-water fish, lobster, and shellfish available. The welcoming and luxurious nautical inspired restaurant, designed by the award-winning architecture and design company, Rockwell Group, will include an 82-seat main dining room, a 30-seat alcove dining room, 41-seat showcase bar and lounge, 34-seat outdoor terrace, 21-seat corridor terrace, and 16-seat private dining room.

Hidden behind the back wall of Seamark Seafood & Cocktails, Old Wives’ Tale will be a hidden room with a concealed façade inside of Seamark featuring intriguing antiques and gadgets that add a unique element of detail to this secret space. The cocktail program, curated by internationally renowned spirits expert Francesco Lafranconi, draws from lore and legend intertwined with New England’s seafaring history. The menu will offer guests the opportunity to explore ports of call around the globe, featuring spirits and flavors collected oceans away. This journey will be a testament to the allure of the open sea, the mysteries of the deep and the wonders that await those who dare to venture.

Schlow has been the recipient of many awards including being named “Best Chef in the Northeast” by the James Beard Foundation, “Best Chef in the Country” by Sante Magazine, as well as the “Culinary Award of Excellence” by Robert Mondavi. His ability to capture a variety of global cuisines and techniques has led to appearances on numerous national television programs including Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, The TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Food Network, CBS This Morning and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, among others. He is the author “It’s About Time, Great Recipes for Everyday Life.

Schlow has opened highly acclaimed dining destinations spanning the country, including Alta Strada with various locations on the East Coast; Nama Sushi Bar and Nama Ko in Washington, DC; and Via Matta, Radius, and Tico – all formerly located in Boston. He also currently oversees Italian Kitchen at Time Out Market in Boston and Sauce Burgers at Hub Hall.

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