Hackettstown native and CIA graduate, Anthony Trabold, has come home.
The 2008 graduate of Hackettstown High School, who has spent the last few years working for some of the finest restaurants in the Northeast, has been named the Executive Chef at Bea McNally’s in Hackettstown. Following a limited closing in early February to initiate a new menu and some remodeling, Bea’s – and Trabold – unveiled a new menu combining traditional Irish food with classic Americana, vegetarian options, and fine dining choices.
“I am excited to be back in Hackettstown,” said Trabold. “Bea’s gives me an opportunity to cook for my friends and family, and showcase to others what I can literally bring to the table.”
For several years, Trabold worked at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Tarrytown, NY, considered one of the Top 50 restaurants in the world.
“That was a great experience,” he said. “But I felt it was time to make a mark on my own.”
A few months ago Trabold was visiting Hackettstown and found himself engaged in a conversation with Mark Fallow, the owner of Bea’s, and one thing led to another with Trabold coming on board not long afterwards.
In addition to the new menu, Bea’s underwent general remodeling, updating a couple of the dining rooms including one room that is dedicated to the history of Hackettstown. The room includes memorabilia from Hackettstown’s past. Bea McNally’s, of course, was originally the home of the historic Clarendon Hotel.
For more information about Bea’s, visit www.beamcnallys.com or LIKE Bea McNally’s on Facebook.