A local restaurateur is introducing French cuisine to the Flushing community.
Restaurateur Danny Lye previewed his new menu with chef Segundo Guaman, food critics and members of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce on Thursday to kick off the grand opening of his latest gourmet establishment, Danny’s French Cuisine.
Lye’s new restaurant — located at 13-46 127th St. in College Point — includes a new menu that focuses on traditional French cuisine made from fresh ingredients and homemade sauces. Everything, including the desserts, are all made freshly on the premises.
“I’m proud to introduce authentic French cuisine to our community with chef Segundo, who has three decades of experience at renowned Michelin-rated bistros in Manhattan,” said Lye. “Chef Segundo uses only the highest-quality ingredients and follows the traditional method of cooking taught to him by world-renowned French chefs. Our ultimate goal is to expand the variety and quality of the international food culture in the Flushing community and provide opportunities for more people to learn about this amazing culinary tradition.”
Lye, 59, is also the owner of Kakurega Sushi, a high-end Japanese Omakase restaurant in Downtown Flushing. As a member of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, Lye has organized holiday dinners for those less fortunate in the local community.
Lye moved to the U.S. from Malaysia in 1988 and launched several businesses, including a point-of-sale company POS OneStop and Opala Payment System, which provides secure payment solutions to help make merchant operations more effective.
Chef Guaman, 40, is originally from Ecuador. He was executive chef at Le Gamin and has worked with many renowned French chefs: chef Jean Michel Diot at the three-star Michelin-rated Park Bistro; chef Daniel Boulud of Café Boulud; chef Philippe Bertineau at Payard Bistro; and chef Phillpe Schmit at La Goulue Bistro. Impressed by Segundo Guaman’s skills, chef Diot helped get him into French culinary school.
“We congratulate our member, Danny Lye, on the grand opening of his new restaurant, Danny’s French Cuisine,” said Taehoon Kim, president of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce. “Danny Lye is an important local entrepreneur and philanthropist who has organized several holiday meals for needy members of our community. We wish Danny much success and hope that his restaurant becomes New York City’s destination of choice for fabulous French cuisine.”
Danny’s French Cuisine is open Tuesdays to Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 11 p.m. and Sundays from noon p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Special group menus are available and can be created for the unique needs of any group or event. For more information, visit dannysfrenchcuisine.com.