Josh Munchel named executive chef at Counting House, restaurant in the upcoming 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Durham
Munchel will take command of an open show kitchen, where diners can get a front-row view of the large grill and spit roaster that will be the focal points of a seasonally changing menu. A dining room with graduated ceiling heights rising to 23 feet will add to the visual drama in a hotel whose properties are known for doubling as contemporary art museums. A private dining room with a glass-fronted cabinet will showcase the restaurant’s wine collection.
The hotel group is refurbishing the historic building at the corner of Corcoran and Main Streets in downtown Durham, and is partnering with Durham-based creative agency The Republik to develop an image that ties into the local community.