The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay is bringing back their renowned Global Cuisine Series, which is overseen by the resort’s culinary leaders, Executive Chef Roberto Riveros-Leyton and Navio Chef de Cuisine Francisco Simon, and features visiting Michelin-starred chefs from around the world.
The 2023 Global Cuisine Series is spearheaded by Navio’s Chef de Cuisine Francisco Simón who collaborates with visiting chefs to prepare signature dinner and brunch menus for one weekend at Navio, the resort’s fine dining restaurant.
The first guest chef in the 2023 Global Cuisine Series is Chef Miguel Navarro of Es Fum at the St. Regis Mardavall Resort in Mallorca. Thursday through Sunday, February 2–5, 2023, Chef Navarro will share his Mediterranean-style cuisine, which will be inspired by Half Moon Bay’s rich aquaculture and nearby farm communities.
According to Chef Roberto, “For this first installment of the 2023 Global Cuisine Series, we look forward to collaborating as Chef Francisco, Chef Miguel and myself complement each other nicely, have the same culinary training, and a strong history working together in Barcelona. We are particularly interested in fusing our California flavors with Spanish and Mediterranean influences and modern technique with the healthy bounty that serves our Half Moon Bay, California location.” Chef Roberto adds, “The three of us all share a deep passion for crafting spectacular food, which is served in a luxurious setting, like Navio, in order that the food, wine and ambiance all present the perfect meal with special surprises.”
For curious gourmands and anyone wanting to celebrate a special occasion with these three world-class chefs, Navio will be offering reservations February 2-5, 2023. The collaborative menu will be served for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Navio, the resort’s fine dining restaurant, offers sweeping Pacific Ocean and sunset views, which complement the locally inspired menus. The seven-course Chef’s Tasting Menu, offered at dinner, will feature three dishes from the visiting chef and is available for $249 per guest. Navio’s two-hour Weekend Brunch experience will feature three dishes from the guest chef with seatings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $249 per guest.
The current calendar of chefs slated for the 2023 Global Cuisine Series is as follows:
February 2–5, 2023
Chef Miguel Navarro of Es Fum, Mallorca (1 Michelin star)
April 20–23, 2023
Chef Rachel Haggstrom of The Restaurant at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, California (1 Michelin star and 1 Green star)
September 21–24, 2023
Chef Paco Perez of Enoteca, Barcelona (2 Michelin stars)
November 2–5, 2023
Chef Pepe Moncayo of Cranes, Washington, D.C. (1 Michelin star)
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