Chef Gavin Pera has drawn accolades for his work as chef de cuisine of Burlock Coast at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. Chef Fabien Gnemmi is the hotelâ€™s secret weapon in the kitchen; the machine behind the bustling propertyâ€™s daily food & beverage and massive banquet and special event operations. The two are a culinary dream team and close collaborators but on Thursday, July 27 the duo will go toque-to-toque in a special one-night-only Chef Battle.
Open to the public, the dinner will task the chefs to create three dishes each â€“ appetizer, entrÃ©e and dessert â€“ for a six course dinner that cannot be beat, so to speak. Diners will try each course and vote for their favorite with the winning chef taking two out of three rounds. To add a little drama, the dining room will be turned into a close captioned â€œkitchen stadiumâ€ with large TVs brought in for diners to watch things heat up in the kitchen. Joining the public in crowning the eveningâ€™s top toque will be three distinguished judges: YELP Broward Community Manager Blue Arauz; Miami New Times food scribe Nicole Danna and VENICE magazine publisher Carlos Suarez.
The event, priced at $75 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) begins at 7 p.m. sharp with a complimentary cocktail reception, dinner at 7:30 p.m. A VIP seating option with paired wines will also be on offer for $95 per person. Seating is limited and reservations â€“ strongly suggested â€“ can be made with Stephanie Clyde via phone 954-302-6430 or email Stephanie.Clyde@ritzcarlton.com. @BurlockCoast @RitzCarlton