Bal Harbour Village, the shining enclave at the northern tip of Miami Beach, will once again host the thrilling culinary delight that is Haute Cuisine. The five-day event brings together six outstanding chefs—who, combined, have earned an astonishing nine Michelin stars—for a culinary journey, introducing guests to the mouth-watering talents of some of the world’s most celebrated chefs.
Haute Cuisine offers intimate cooking classes with the chefs as well as inspired theme-based dinners. Spanning May 5-9, the extravaganza is the ideal way to get away with great friends or someone special, or to treat mom to unique delicacies right before celebrating Mother’s Day weekend.
Haute Cuisine, which was created in Switzerland at W Verbier five years ago, made its North American debut last year at Bal Harbour. The innovative schedule provides the opportunity for food-lovers to experience gastronomic phenomenas at a personal level.
The event will kick off Tuesday evening with an invite-only cocktail reception, where each chef will prepare a section of canapés. This soiree will also give guests the opportunity to meet the six chefs—Jacques Pourcel, Sergi Arola, Thierry Drapeau, Joel Cesari, Jean-Baptiste Natall and Alain Caron—in a one-on-one setting.
In addition to the six international renowned chefs, three local culinary treasures will join the festivities: Chef Makoto Okuwa, who studied under Iron Chef Morimoto, of his eponymous Bal Harbour restaurant; Chef Conrado Tromp, a globe-trotting industry veteran and newly appointed Executive Chef at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort; and Chef Anthony Le Pape, The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour’s executive chef.
Following the Tuesday night reception, highlights will include a fashion-themed dinner at Le Zoo by Makoto Okuwa, Joel Cesari and Thierry Drapeau, an art-themed dinner at The Grill at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort led by Jacques Pourcel, Jean-Baptiste Natali and Conrado Tromp and the finale, a six chef collaboration at Atlantikos in The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. To conclude the culinary journey, a decadent dessert and champagne soiree will be presented by all six Michelin-starred chefs also at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.
During the festival, guests are encouraged to enhance their experience with a stay in one of Bal Harbour Village’s renowned hotels. By mentioning Haute Cuisine, guests will be given preferential rates when booking directly at The St. Regis Bal Harbour resort (from $399 per night), The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour (from $399 per night), Quarzo Bal Harbour (from $239 per night) and Sea View Hotel (from $165 per night).
Prepare your palates for an avalanche of international flavors. Yum!