AVIA Long Beach, the third property in a collection of new-concept boutique hotels, has appointed Tony Maalouf as its new Chef and Director of Food and Beverage. Citing passion and discipline as his favorite ingredients, Maalouf expects to sprinkle both into a unique culinary experience of tastings and pairings at the AVIA Kitchen + Wine Bar when the hotel opens this summer. He brings with him 25 years of international experience in the hospitality industry. At AVIA Long Beach, Maalouf envisions astyle with a menu reflecting flavors from the Mediterranean regions with the fusion of Southern California. He also plans to develop seasonal offerings such as a Swiss raclette and chocolate fondue for the fall and winter all within the theme of pairings and small plate tastings.
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