Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Changes on the Boil With New Chef at Hotel.(Journal North)

Byline: Gary E. Salazar Journal Staff Writer

* St. Francis plans to change direction of its restaurant

The Hotel St. Francis is relying on a 30-year-old Wisconsin native to bring stability to the recently revolving-door position of hotel restaurant chef and to re-establish the hotel within the dining community.

Its been about 12 years since the hotel's popular restaurant, On Water, started to lose its appeal. A major factor contributing to the decline was that the hotel went through five executive chefs within that time.

David Stone, hotel director of sales, is hopeful the hotel's newest chef, Walter Manikowski, 30, will change the fortunes of the restaurant, which is now known as The Club. …

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