New Culinary Crossings at The Bridge at Mill Creek
Issue: 2021/05 – May
Bridge at Mill Creek makes a play for the top of the Plateau Restaurant Food Chain with an ambitious new chef and a top-of-its-game management team. Its menu and deeply indulgent service will turn a visit into an event – call (828) 526-5500 for reservations.
When David and Debi Bock of David Bock Builders teamed up with Donna and Kevin Bradley, of Black Rock Granite & Cabinetry, to open a dynamic new restaurant in downtown Highlands, the quartet thought the hard part would be overseeing the extensive renovations that would mark the opening of Bridge at Mill Creek.
“We knew it could be a fabulous addition to the town of Highlands, complete with outdoor seating right on the scenic Mill Creek,” says Donna. “With the inspiration of Black Rock’s lead Designer, Gregg McLain, and our combined labor forces we designed and installed the interior finishes in the restaurant and couldn’t be more proud of the end result!”
It quickly became apparent that assembling the correct leadership team would also be paramount to the success of what quickly became a landmark dining destination.
And as the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau revs up for a back-to-normal busy season, it’s clear that the two couples have found the right players for these key positions.
“We are so excited about our new General Manager, Scott Tavernier; our new Chef, Brett Harris; and Jarren Heng, Sous Chef, Holly Jondro, Asst. Manager, Mick Cauthen, Bar Manager and LynLeigh McLain, Host Manager/Special Events Coordinator,” says Debi. “We all are looking forward to an amazing year and we all feel very lucky to be able to work and live in the Highlands community.”
“After nearly 45 years in the food industry, I’m excited about the opportunity to work at Bridge at Mill Creek,” says Chef Brett. “The restaurant’s focus will be on food from the region as well as great quality upscale comfort food. I am also excited that we are introducing catering at Bridge at Mill Creek, and we’re introducing Sunday Brunches, which is something that all Highlanders treasure.”
“We have carefully chosen a well-experienced team of culinary perfectionists and an experienced management team dedicated to providing the very best culinary delights along with service that our little piece of Highlands “heaven” deserves,” says GM Tavernier.
All of these decisions means that Bridge at Mill Creek is unveiling new menus for lunch and dinner, served with aplomb and a warm, inviting attitude.
“In the heart of Highlands, we have created a sophisticated, farm-to-table atmosphere that’s like no other on the mountain,” says David. “Stop in for lunch or dinner and experience casual luxury, nouveau comfort food at its finest. Chef Brett has created absolute perfection utilizing the freshest ingredients and our excellent service will keep you coming back for more.”
Visit Bridge at Mill Creek at 445 N. 4th Street in Highlands. For reservations, call (828) 526-5500 or visit thebridgeatmillcreek.com. For information on rehearsal dinners, special events, or private dinners, contact [email protected].