Bal Harbour Village Announces the Second Annual Haute Cuisine

By Rachel Cohen | February 14, 2020 | Food & Drink

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.

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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.

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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.

Dinners and Cooking Classes are offered at $250, the Grand Finale is offered at $350, and the Dessert and Champagne Soire is offered at $125. For more information, please visit: https://www.balharbourflorida.com/hautecuisine

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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!



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Photography by: courtesy of Bal Harbour Village