Chef Five Bites: Philippe Reininger

When Jean-Georges Vongerichten opened his now 6-month-old J&G Steakhouse (pictured) in the new W Hotel, he tapped chef Philippe Reininger to head the kitchen. Both chefs hail from Strasbourg, France. In his home country, Reininger previously worked under the direction of three-star Michelin chef Louis Outhier. He was most recently executive chef at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia and has traveled the world as executive chef for multiple Ritz-Carlton openings from Osaka, Japan, to Istanbul, Barcelona, Grand Cayman and New Orleans. Here are his Five Bites:

1. 72 hour braised short rib from the tasting menu at Citronelle

2. Fresh donuts for brunch at Tabard Inn

3. Cassoulet du Bistrotier at Bistrot du Coin

4. Steamed mussels at Brasserie Beck

5. Manzanas con hinojo y queso Manchego (sliced apples and fennel salad with Manchego cheese, walnuts and sherry dressing) at Jaleo

Previous Chef Five Bites: Cathal Armstrong, Dani Arana, David Guas, Josh Short, Michel Richard, Haidar Karoum, Ryan Morgan, Shannon Overmiller, Anthony Chittum, Jonathan Krinn & Jon Mathieson, Victor Albisu, Vatche Benguian, John Snedden, Nicholas Stefanelli, Travis Olson, Brian Robinson, Cliff Wharton, Alex Bollinger, Massimo Fabbri, Daniel Bortnick, Rob Weland, Olivier Perret, Dennis Marron, Dean Gold, Mike Isabella, Bryan Voltaggio, Geoff Tracy, Bart Vandaele, Rodney Scruggs, Clayton Miller, Alex McCoy, Steve Mannino, Will Artley, Kyle Bailey & Tiffany MacIsaac, Santosh Tiptur, Barton Seaver, Glenn Babcock, Antonio Burrell, Claudio Pirollo and Mickael Cornu, Wesley Morton, Scott Drewno, Ellen and Todd Gray