Ember & Rye to Debut March 2021 as New Signature Restaurant at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa

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Coastal Culinary Restaurant and Bar Where Modern Meets Vintage to Launch in Collaboration with Acclaimed Chef Richard Blais

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Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa announces the name of its new signature restaurant created in collaboration with Chef Richard Blais. Ember & Rye is set to open its doors in March 2021 as the final phase of the Forbes Five Star property’s recent $50 million renovation. The restaurant perfectly complements Park Hyatt Aviara’s newly reimagined luxury resort, designed to be both refined and relaxed with an understated elegance along the coveted Southern California coast.

“Ember & Rye is the type of restaurant I personally want to eat at every day. It is the embodiment of my cooking style, focusing on elevating classic dishes that many people may already be familiar with, while creating a distinct, new style and flavor in a fun, playful way,” said Richard Blais. “Combining Ember & Rye’s menu concept and our engaging culinary team with such a lively space—that I define as a ‘not-your-parents’ country club’ meets modern steakhouse—and you have a unique atmosphere that will bring guests coming back again.”

Ember & Rye is situated along the award-winning Aviara Golf Club and overlooks the surrounding Batiquitos Lagoon. Grizform Design Architects was tapped for the restaurant design, ushering in a new, modern space that revitalized the traditional clubhouse experience. Interiors are flooded with natural light and boast a vibrant color palette with subtle touches of brass and black accents throughout, resulting in a modern-meets-vintage aesthetic.

Upon arrival, guests are greeted by a lively bar and interactive Chef’s station with a rotating selection of enticing snacks featuring daily favorites as part of featured gourmet smorgasbords and bountiful charcuterie platters. A well-stocked Whiskey Library serves exclusive, small batch rye whiskeys and rare Kentucky bourbons in vintage glassware.

The restaurant features two dining rooms – one with an oversized, double-sided banquette and wrap-around, full-length windows to take in the iconic views just beyond. Glass barn doors lead to a second dining room with access to an outdoor dining terrace. A newly enclosed semi-private dining room can accommodate up to 55 guests.

Outside, the terrace’s thoughtfully designed seating arrangements affords all groups the opportunity to soak in coastal California’s beautiful weather. The space features two custom bocce ball courts and miniature golf holes. The outdoor grilling station, utilizing California harvested energy sources, provides inspiration for the space’s style and flavor. As evening settles in on the picturesque patio, firepits are lit, and the soft glow of golden embers from the grill create a magical al fresco dining experience.

A classic California menu infuses innovation with creativity providing vintage steaks, fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables prepared using a combination of old-fashioned cooking techniques, unconventional flavor profiles and contemporary culinary philosophies. Guests will feast on grilled entrees such as rare cuts of Japanese A-5 beef, and Barbecued Oysters “Flambadou” served with Bone Marrow Butter and Pickled Chili. A vibrant selection of daily vegetable sides will accompany the entrees that will include a sampling of Artichoke Creamed Spinach, Crispy Onion “Rosette,” and Baked Celery Root. Ember & Rye will also introduce exclusive wines from prominent California winemakers, coveted caviar, as well as desserts created by the resort’s Executive Pastry Chef, Christophe Rull.

Paying homage to age-old traditions often seen in the great steakhouses and storied California eateries of decades gone by, Ember & Rye will resurrect elements of those nostalgic, vintage touches including personalized tableside presentations of house-made sauces and sides to accompany featured steak entrees, catch-of-the-day fish specials and understated gourmet dishes featuring the finest seasonal ingredients. Not your average tableside peppercorn steak sauce, servers will offer guests unexpected sauce pairings with their chosen entrees such as Szechuan au Poivre sauce, Jalapeño Salsa Verde and a signature steak sauce created and bottled by Chef Richard Blais—all of which adds a memorable touch to a quintessential culinary experience set against the beauty of coastal California.

Perhaps what makes Ember & Rye most compelling is its unwavering commitment to the restaurant’s core mission centered around sourcing ingredients from the region’s preeminent farmers, foragers and fishermen whenever possible, including Chino Farms, Saraspe Family Seafood, Flannery Beef, Girl and Dug Farms and Weiser Family Farms. Once open, the restaurant will actively seek out additional unique regional purveyors and local artisans to shine a light on their work as part of its commitment to sustainability, sourcing locally and acting responsibly when procuring food to minimize food waste in the San Diego area.

The resort’s $50+ million renovation includes redesigned guestrooms and suites; a reimagined lobby entrance capitalizing on the breathtaking ocean views; two new pool experiences, including an adult pool with private luxury cabanas and a family pool with a waterslide tower and tide pool splashpad; an interactive Topgolf Swing Suite; 80,000 square feet of upgraded indoor and outdoor event spaces; and four other distinct lobby and restaurant concepts.

Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatt’s multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. More information on Hyatt’s commitment can be found here: hyatt.com/care-and-cleanliness.

For renderings of Ember & Rye, please click here. For more information about Park Hyatt Aviara or to book a reservation, please visit the hotel’s website or call 760-448-1234.

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About Richard Blais:
Widely recognized as the first winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars, Richard Blais is a successful chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and television personality. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, he went on to train at The French Laundry, Daniel, Chez Panisse, and el Bulli. Blais currently owns and operates Trail Blais, a forward-thinking culinary consulting company that has consulted on, designed, and operated popular eateries across the country. Trail Blais also advises national brands on menu creativity, ideation and employee training sessions. He is a recurring judge on Top Chef and regularly appears on several other top culinary competitions and shows, in addition to hosting his popular podcasts, Food Court and Starving for Attention.

About Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa:
Park Hyatt Aviara is an iconic Southern California resort, situated along the Pacific on more than 200 lush acres adjacent to the Batiquitos Lagoon, a natural wetland preserve. The Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond resort offers a world-class wellbeing experience, several distinct dining venues including Ember & Rye set to open in early 2021 in collaboration with acclaimed Chef Richard Blais, adult and family pool experiences, two Topgolf Swing Suites, state-of-the-art tennis facilities, and California’s only coastal designed Arnold Palmer signature golf course, Aviara Golf Club, home of the LPGA Kia Classic professional golf tournament. For more information, please visit: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/california/park-hyatt-aviara-resort/sanpa. Connect with Park Hyatt Aviara on social media via Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook.

About Park Hyatt:
Park Hyatt hotels provide discerning, global travelers with a refined home-away-from-home. Guests of Park Hyatt hotels receive quietly confident and personalized service in an enriching environment. Located in several of the world's premier destinations, each Park Hyatt hotel is custom designed to combine sophistication with understated luxury. Park Hyatt hotels feature well-appointed guestrooms, world-renowned artwork and design, rare and immersive culinary experiences, and signature restaurants featuring award-winning chefs. There are currently 41 Park Hyatt hotels in the following locations: Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Beaver Creek, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Busan, Canberra, Changbaishan, Carlsbad, Chennai, Chicago, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hamburg, Hangzhou, Hyderabad, Istanbul, Jeddah, Maldives, Mallorca, Melbourne, Mendoza, Milan, Moscow, New York, Ningbo, Paris, Saigon, Sanya, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Siem Reap, St. Kitts, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto (under renovation), Vienna, Washington, D.C., Zanzibar, and Zurich. For more information, please visit parkhyatt.com. Follow @ParkHyatt on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #LuxuryIsPersonal.

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