Here we go – September 2016 and our new building in Manchester NH is starting construction and I wanted to put a just few words on paper marking the occasion.
First, a word to our amazing loyal fans: Thank you! Thank you for your patience, your excitement, your encouragement, your support on social media, and thank you for believing in the Cabonnay experience and cheering us on so early. When we started dreaming about Cabonnay, it was to create a world class sensory dining experience and to do something different, something with passion, something where quality and care still matters, something where we can build an oasis to rejuvenate the soul and focus on freshness. Our entire Cabonnay team worked tirelessly to get to this point – the challenges were immense, the days not always easy - but here we are: it’s construction time! We worked hard, we problem solved, we envisioned, we dreamed, and yes, we dreamed big and now it’s time to deliver on that dream.
We are excited as can be! We will keep you informed as we work towards opening day and while we cannot divulge all details, secrets and surprises just yet – know that Cabonnay is a game change for the region and nationally relevant. Our team approached this project as if it was going into the bigger cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Boston, San Diego, and Houston. Surprised? Don’t be. We actually toured and researched and documented national and international experiences for a few years, grew our team with experts and industry leaders, and yes it is now delivery time in Manchester NH where we plan to proudly take a worldly spot in dining experiences next to the “big boys” – for example: If you want to do High Tea or a grand Sunday Brunch on a urban garden rooftop in the summer, you can choose between the TAJ Boston (no garden and covered roof) or Cabonnay Manchester (open air awesomeness). Top tier chef’s needed? – check. World class art? – you bet. Resort rooftop deck? – Game on! Yes we are proud – not in an arrogant way, but in a “we can do it and Manchester NH is awesome” way. Manchester NH is a city to be proud of, a city with immense potential, and a city that is relevant for 2017 and beyond, but don’t take our word for it: Fast Company magazine examined the Top 10 US cities in the past year best suited for millennial entrepreneurs, and Manchester NH was ranked 5th nationwide. It was also named the friendliest city to newcomers and we agree wholeheartedly. So New Hampshire - here we come, and to our loyal fan base, like they say: watch this space!