• The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel: RAYA

    September 10, 2019

    RAYA, one of six eateries at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, offers a locally-sourced restaurant menu influenced by Pan-Latin cuisine. The ambiance makes it impossible to not fall in love with this AAA Five-Diamond Resort: the sound of the ocean’s waves, the salt-scented breeze and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from the 150-foot seaside bluff.…

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  • The Phoenician: A Culinary Experience

    August 30, 2019

    Quality is what I found consistent among the eateries at The Phoenician: A Luxury Resort. From the crafted cocktails at The Phoenician Tavern to the 8oz filet at Jean-Georges Vongerichten concept, I was never disappointed with the food at the AAA Five-Diamond resort! Below, I listed my top recommendations and provided additional insight on each…

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  • Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain: The Masters of the Craft

    June 13, 2019

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain presented their chefs with the opportunity to showcase their technical skills and creativity through the Masters of the Craft, a Marriott-based volunteer competition. Executive Pastry Chef Daniel Mangione and newly-appointed Executive Chef Emily Dillport invited me to participate as one of three judges for the event! As you can imagine, I…

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