Yesterday, Mamnoon announced that Carrie Mashaney, the restaurant's pastry chef, will move up the rungs to become executive chef. She replaces David Gurewitz in the position.
Mashaney brings to the job an impressive resume that includes an appearance on Bravo's "Top Chef" Season 11 and time at Spinasse, Artusi, and Vespolina.
Mashaney is endeavoring to expand the menu at Mamnoon with a family-style option of a mixed grill plate of skewered kabobs, house-made flatbread, and a mezze platter of spreads. Expect a return of the falafel and hara frites to the take-away street window, and more options on the dessert menu — Mashaney was the pastry chef, after all.
"Dining with friends and family in the Middle East is all about abundance and hospitality," Mashaney said via press release. "I’m excited about these shared plates because it is relative to the culture. We want to offer guests some of their favorite dishes in a format that makes them ideal for communal dining."