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New Executive Chef Joins Sonesta Gwinnett Place, Plus Kaets Steakhouse Announces Seasonal Fall Menu

Sonesta Gwinnett Place has named Manual “Manolo” E. Acin the executive chef of its newly opened Kaets Steakhouse. Acin will oversee the hotel’s dining offerings, including the new steakhouse, and will incorporate Sonesta’s ‘Food is Art’ philosophy, treating each meal as a detailed masterpiece for the senses, into the menu.
Previously, Acin served as the banquet chef at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore. Prior to this, he served as the banquet chef at the property and the sous chef at InterContinental Boston. In 2005, Acin received his associate’s degree in culinary arts from the Universidad del Este in Carolina, Puerto Rico. 
Kaets Steakhouse has also launched its new seasonal fall menu under Acin’s supervision, including a pan-roasted filet mignon, an 8 oz. cut and burgundy reduction, Berkshire pork tenderloin served with jalapeno fig glaze and butternut hash, slow-simmered short rib shred and sweet potato gorgonzola gnocchi, and an eight-hour prime rib roast, a 14 oz. cut with port jus and horseradish cream.
The seasonal dessert menu includes a pecan and dark chocolate tart, pumpkin praline cheesecake with spiced bourbon crème anglaise and its sweet potato fried pie topped with malted maple ice cream. All of the restaurant’s ice creams are artisanal products made locally by High Road Craft Ice Cream with many local and environmentally friendly ingredients.
“We’re pleased to welcome Chef Acin to our Sonesta team in Gwinnet County,” said Marcy Adams, Sonesta Gwinnett Place general manager. “His previous experience with Sonesta and our ‘Food is Art’ philosophy help ensure that the hotel and Kaets Steakhouse provide a quality dining experience for guests that delights the senses.”
The new steakhouse opened in June replacing JW’s Steakhouse within Sonesta Gwinnett Place, located at 1775 Pleasant Hill Rd. in Duluth, GA. For reservations call (770) 923-1775 or visit
Located in Duluth, GA, in the greater Atlanta community, Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta is in the heart of Gwinnett County. This recently updated 17-story hotel is the largest in the county and its 426 guest rooms include 15 suites and the preferred level floor. The hotel features 18 function rooms offering more than 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space and the hotel’s 8,000 square foot Georgia Ballroom accommodates up to 1,000 guests, the largest in the area. In addition, the hotel offers ArtBar, a gastro pub ideal for cocktails and dinner, Grapevine Restaurant which is open for breakfast and lunch, and a private dining room for small groups and intimate special events, plus an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool* (the whirlpool is currently out of service due to renovation) health club, sundeck and free parking. Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta is located near major entertainment venues including the Infinite Energy Arena (formerly the Gwinnett Arena), the Performing Arts Centre and the AAA Gwinnett Braves Coolray Field. Other attractions like Lake Lanier, World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta and the CNN Center are located nearby. Local shopping options include Gwinnett Place Mall, Sugarloaf Mills Mall and the Mall of Georgia.
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