The Desmond announced the teaming up of Chef de Cuisine Stephen Fratianni and Frank Rivera, Sommelier and Director of Restaurants, to combine classic favorites with unique new menu offerings; including select table-side preparations to create memorable and one of a kind fine dining experiences.
“Scrimshaw has always been recognized as a restaurant that exceeds its guest’s expectations in terms of quality and service,” stated Frank Rivera. “We are truly proud that the hard work and commitment to excellence of our Service and Culinary teams has earned Scrimshaw the AAA Four Diamond Award for a fourth consecutive year.”
According to the press release: "AAA’s Diamond Rating System is the only rating system that covers all of North America, and is one of only two that conducts on-site evaluations. Information about AAA Diamond Ratings and the complete 2013 Diamonds Award winners list is accessible at: http://media.aaachicago.com/images/9059/20134DRestaurants.pdf "
Scrimshaw has more reason to celebrate. The restaurant recently received both the American Culinary Federation Achievement of Excellence Award and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
Scrimshaw at The Desmond is open Wednesday through Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 518-869-8100 by booking them online at www.desmondhotelsalbany.com .