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Garces Announces Opening of New Hope Restaurant, Stella

June 17, 2019




Garces Announces Opening of New Hope Restaurant, Stella


James Beard Award-winning Chef Jose Garces is excited to announce the opening of his latest venture, Stella on June 15, 2019. Located in the heart of historic New Hope, the American small-plate restaurant resides in the newly renovated Ghost Light Inn on the New Hope Waterfront, next to the iconic Bucks County Playhouse. A destination restaurant in the community where Chef Garces has maintained a weekend retreat fulfills a long-held vision.


The expansion into Bucks County with the opening of Stella is a milestone in the continued success of the Ballard partnership with Garces Restaurants and Garces Events. The group is excited to welcome weekend travelers from the entire Mid-Atlantic region and introduce exciting menus and flavors from Chef Garces while continuing to deliver their hallmark level of hospitality and culinary excellence.


"The fresh air, natural beauty, and the quiet return to nature have always been sources of inspiration to me while spending time in Bucks County. My team and I are challenging each other to create new experiences with the fresh products coming out of this beautiful corner of the world, while also shining a spotlight on the local food artisans and producers,” said Chef Garces.


The restaurant offers a beautiful event space for private events, weddings and gatherings along with an outdoor patio displaying sweeping views of the Riverfront.


  • Menu: Inspired by local ingredients from the region’s best farmers and artisans, award-winning chef Jose Garces adds his culinary twist to American classics. Guests can expect a selection of local products such as meats and poultry and seasonal produce including dishes:

  • Cacio e Pepe Butter with Griddled Sourdough

  • Wagyu Skirt Steak with Charred Strawberries, Feta, Broccoli Rabe, Salsa Verde, and Black Pepper Caramel

  • Pocono Rainbow Trout with Benton’s Country Ham, Apple & Kohlrabi Slaw, Burnt Chile Chimichurri, and Hazelnut Vinaigrette

  • Local Asparagus Milanese with Black Pepper and Vermouth Sabayon, Smoked Egg Yolk, and Black Truffle


  • Beverage Program: Stella’s curated selection of American focused wines is complimented by its comprehensive beverage selection featuring a small specialty cocktail list with seasonally driven ingredients, and theater-inspired names like:

  • The Ghost Light - rhum agricole, lime, sugar

  • Break a Leg - bourbon, lemon, honey, raspberry

  • Preshow - prosecco, aperol, grapefruit, basil

  • Intermission - blended scotch, pineapple syrup, lemon, Laphroaig


  • Events at Stella: Stella offers beautiful, sophisticated spaces with exceptional river views, menus by Jose Garces, private bars, and indoor and outdoor venue options.  Hardwood floors, tasteful fixtures, and a thoughtful design that allows flexible use of the spaces ensure that every private event maintains the highest standards of quality, style, and grace. Stella’s understated elegance and customized, professional service create the perfect wedding, party or corporate gathering. 







Shana Saddic| Cashman & Associates

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