In pursuit of his academic studies, Serge moved to California in mid 1980's to study history and philosophy. Then in 1992, he moved to New York City where he completed his graduate studies. But eventually, his passion for cooking prevailed and, returning to his deep roots, he enrolled at the French Culinary Institute in 1998 to further his skills.
Upon graduating from FCI, Serge cooked alongside the most celebrated chefs working today, including Jean-Georges Vongerichten at Jean Georges; Kurt Gutenbrunner at Monkey Bar and Wallsé; and David Bouley at Bouley Bakery and Danube.
Well regarded for his originality and inventiveness, Serge and his culinary creations as Executive Chef at Chez es Saada in New York City were featured in The New York Times. Additional stints in New York City and California followed. But in the spring of 2002, Serge discovered the pleasures of cooking fine food in spectacular country surroundings when he became Executive Chef at Main Street Bovina in the Catskills region of New York. There, he earned high praise for his innovative use of fresh, local ingredients.
Now, the Hudson Valley and environs offer Serge the perfect setting in which to indulge his passion even further. Drawing inspiration from his native region, and utilizing techniques from diverse cuisines, Serge brings together distinctive Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors and the abundance of the Hudson Valley to offer up the eclectic and exotic dishes found only at Serevan Restaurant.
The 18th Century name of a bird found on the Ile de France, it also conjures images of ancient Armenia -- site of Lake Sevan…the historic capital, Yerevan… and home to Chef Serge Madikians' ancestors.
Blending cultures as deftly as he combines flavors, Serge invites you to savor the pleasures of Serevan Restaurant. From his rich imagination and multifarious background comes an exceptional cuisine, celebrating flavors and ingredients from the Middle-East and the Mediterranean traditions.
Rendez-vous with friends for a glass of wine at the bar after a round of golf or a bike ride on nearby trails. Linger over a superb meal in the dining room, which offers the glow of a fireplace in winter and year-round, behind-the-scenes views into Serevan's open kitchen. Enjoy drinks or dinner in the romantic garden, knowing that the herbs you see and smell will soon be making their way to your table, along with the freshest ingredients from surrounding farms.
Whatever your pleasure, indulge in the flavors of Serevan Restaurant, Thursday through Monday for dinner 5 pm to 10 pm.
6 Autumn Lane on Route 44, West of Route 22
Amenia, NY 12501
Tel: (845) 373-9800
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