IMC Restaurant Receives Global Recognition

  IMC     Restaurant owners Oksana and Igor Chukhriy receive congratulations from American Academy of Hospitality Sciences Chairman Joseph Cinque and trustee Kateryna Bliss beneath a plaque proclaiming the restaurant’s Five-Star Diamond designation.

IMCRestaurant owners Oksana and Igor Chukhriy receive congratulations from American Academy of Hospitality Sciences Chairman Joseph Cinque and trustee Kateryna Bliss beneath a plaque proclaiming the restaurant’s Five-Star Diamond designation.

Imperial Meat Co. restaurant, known as IMC, received the International Five-Star Diamond award at a private reception held recently at the restaurant. The reception was attended by about 100 dignitaries from across the region.

The Five-Star Diamond Award is a prestigious honor awarded by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences after rigorous review, and recognizes excellence on a global level.  The Five-Star Diamond is the highest level designation which a restaurant can receive. 

“It is among the hospitality industry’s most prominent emblems of achievement,” says Joseph Cinque, chairman of the American Academy of Hospitality Services, who presented the award to IMC owners Igor and Oksana Chukhriy.

“I am very proud to present IMC with the Five-Star Diamond Award,” Cinque said. “At IMC, each dish is prepared with gourmet flavor and presentation. The upbeat environment and superb service puts IMC on the top of my list.”

Opened last fall in Huntington village, IMC occupies a chic and spacious location at 279 Main St. It is known for a menu that showcases top quality, fresh and exotic meats like Wagyu steaks, pheasant, quail, and beef cheeks. It takes advantage of the knowledge Igor Chukhriy has amassed as a supplier of high quality meats out of his Imperial Meat Co., in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. 

“It is a great honor and privilege to receive such a distinguished award,” Chukhriy said.  “We wanted to offer our guests a location where they could enjoy the highest quality meats.  Our meats are brought directly from the farms to the dinner tables providing our guests with delicious quality meals and award-winning service.”

Since putting the Five-Star Diamond award on display for restaurant patrons, Chukhriy has been welcoming guests for DineHuntington Restaurant Week which runs through Sunday, Oct. 18. The restaurant’s three-course menu has been so well received that Chukhriy has decided to extend the offer through Thursday, Oct. 22.