The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Announces Michelin-Starred Chef Lineup for 2020 Global Cuisine Series

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For the fourth consecutive year, the exclusive culinary experience allows Marriott Bonvoy™ Elite Members the rare opportunity to cook alongside and enjoy a reception and brunch with globally acclaimed chefs on the coast

Chef Val Cantu of Californios

Val Cantu, chef and owner of Californios is the first presenting chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay's Global Cuisine Series 2020.

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay– the San Francisco Bay Area’s only oceanfront resort – is pleased to announce the complete lineup of award-winning, star chefs for the 2020 “Global Cuisine Series” program. Returning for its fourth year, the Global Cuisine Series at the iconic coastal resort features a one-of-a-kind epicurean experience offered exclusively to Marriott Bonvoy™ Elite Members on select dates throughout the year. This year, the resort is pleased to present all Michelin-starred chefs for the exclusive series.

The specialty culinary experience – which has welcomed star chefs over the years including Dominique Crenn, James Syhabout, and Suzette Gresham, to name a few – features an intimate hands-on cooking class with the famed chef for up to 16 guests. Following the class, guests are treated to a private reception with the visiting chef, featuring a passed signature dish from that chef along with a Dom Perignon cocktail and sommelier-selected wine before they sit down to enjoy Navio’s famed weekend brunch

In addition to the interactive activities, the guest chef will showcase two signature dishes on the Navio tasting menu in collaboration with Executive Chef Jakob Esko for Friday and Saturday night, along with two featured small plates at Navio’s acclaimed Weekend Brunch.

The 2020 Global Cuisine Series schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, February 21 – Saturday, February 22 featuring Chef Val Cantu from San Francisco’s two-star Michelin restaurant Californios
  • Friday, September 25 – Saturday, September 26 featuring Chef Ebbe Vollmer from Sweden’s two-star Michelin restaurant Vollmers
  • Friday, October 9 – Saturday, October 10 featuring Chef Søren Selin from Copenhagen’s two-star Michelin restaurant AOC
  • Friday, November 6 – Saturday, November 7 featuring Chef Ryan McCaskey from Chicago’s two-star Michelin restaurant Acadia

The Global Cuisine Series experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay will be offered on the Marriott Bonvoy™ Moments website where Elite Members will be invited to bid points to win this exclusive culinary experience, including a chef-led cooking class followed by an intimate reception with the guest chef and Navio Weekend Brunch.

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High-resolution resort imagery available here. (Credit: The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay)

About The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Set atop a rugged bluff overlooking 50 miles of pristine California coastline, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a 261-room spa and golf resort offering a relaxing and romantic setting. As the San Francisco Bay Area’s only oceanfront resort, the timeless estate provides guests with a relaxed yet refined experience for a romantic getaway. For more information, please contact The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay at 650-712-7000. For room reservations, contact your travel professional, visit or call Ritz-Carlton worldwide reservations at 800-241-3333.

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