HomeBeachbooker“Guest Chef Series” At Cap Maison, St Lucia

Luxury boutique resort Cap Maison in St Lucia has announced its third annual “Guest Chef Series” at The Cliff at Cap- the hotel’s award winning restaurant- with an international star-studded line up including Julian Marshall of Bleeding Heart in London, José Pizarro of José and Pizarro restaurants in London, and Joe Truex of Watershed in Atlanta, USA.

To mark the occasion, Cap Maison has launched a special foodie holiday package to the Guest Chef Series with an exclusive 20% discount, now allowing epicurean enthusiasts to experience this exciting annual event which takes place from 25 January through till 16 March 2013.

The “Guest Chef Foodie Holiday” package starts from only £2335 (plus taxes) for two people and includes:
Seven nights in a Garden View Room with daily breakfast at the Cliff at Cap
Private lunch on ocean-front deck Rock Maison to experience the new Tapas menu
Invitation to both Guest Chef events (Friday and Saturday) on a selected “series” weekend
Castries market tour and cooking class with local ingredients- hosted by our chef
Round-trip airport transfers in a private car
Bookings: choose one of the guest chef events and call UK reservations on 0208 977 6099
Cap Maison is leading the fine dining scene on the island with exciting fusion cuisine at its French Caribbean cliff-top restaurant. Known as the innovator of a new culinary movement on Saint Lucia, The Cliff at Cap is first to introduce “Pop Up” restaurant events in 2012, and this October the restaurant also launched a new “Tapas Lunch” menu, with a Caribbean twist.

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowExecutive Chef Craig Jones- who will work alongside the guest chefs- opened The Cliff at Cap in 2009 after spearheading kitchens in the UK at a number of Relais & Chateaux and other Michelin-starred restaurants, receiving the coveted title of St Lucian Chef of the Year and the AAA Four Diamond Award from 2004-2006.

The Guest Chef Series 2013 visiting experts are:

January 25 & 26, 2013

Julian Marshall, Head Chef Bleeding Heart , London, England
Julian has 25 years under his toque, including seven years with Anton Mosimann and eight years as chef of The Lanesborough . Two years ago he moved to one of the city of London’s most venerable and historic establishments, the 30 year-old Bleeding Heart, with its fine-dining restaurants, its French Bistro and Terrace and its Anglo-Saxon Tavern. He now runs a team of 28 chefs in four separate kitchens, a daunting task for anyone, especially in December when they handle almost 1,000 customers a day. His passion is for food that is simply and honestly prepared.

March 1 & 2, 2013
José Pizarro, Executive Chef, José and Pizarro, London, England

Chef José Pizarro has been called the father of Spanish cooking in the UK. He opened his first solo venture, José, in May 2011 and opened Pizarro in November 2011. Chef Pizarro is a veteran of Meson de Doña Filo in Madrid, where he cooked nueva cocina and began his love affair with fresh, brightly flavored dishes. He later worked at some of London’s most prestigious Spanish restaurants including Eyre Brothers, Brindisa and Gaudi. He is the author of Seasonal Spanish Food and his newest book Spanish Flavours. In 2012, Chef Pizarro was awarded Ontrade personality of the year 2012 by Harpers Magazine, Newcomer of the Year and Restaurant of the year in the Food and Travel Magazine Awards, and Restaurant of the Year in the World Food Awards.

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March 15 & 16, 2013
Joe Truex, Executive Chef, Watershed on Peachtree, Atlanta, USA
Chef Joe Truex, a native Southerner, displays his unique style of Southern cuisine at Watershed on Peachtree. His classic approach to cooking transforms traditional Southern dishes into something distinctive and exciting. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in New York, he worked at the original Le Cirque under Chef Daniel Boulud, and in restaurants in Basel, Switzerland, Las Vegas and New York City, as well as at the prominent Atlanta restaurant Repast.

Craig Jones, Executive Chef, Cliff at Cap, Cap Maison, Saint Lucia

Executive Chef Craig Jones oversees the resort’s signature restaurant, Cliff at Cap, one of the island’s top tables with breathtaking panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. Chef Jones serves a French West Indian-inspired contemporary menu based on classical techniques, fresh island products and seafood. His cooking at Cliff has been hailed by The New York Times and Cliff at Cap is regarded as one of the most highly sought after tables in the Caribbean. His disciplined approach is rooted in his experience at a number of Relais & Chateaux and other Michelin-starred restaurants in Scotland and England, including Longueville Manor, and Gravetye Manor & Inverlochy Castle

Ross Stevenson, General Manager at Cap Maison. “We are delighted to be able to showcase the talents of these exceptional chefs who are each working at the top of their fields. The third annual Guest Chef Series is set to be one of 2013’s top culinary events in the Caribbean which makes it a perfect time for foodie travellers to come and experience Saint Lucia’s unparalleled charm and the exquisite new gourmet offerings at The Cliff at Cap”.

For more information visit www.capmaison.com or www.thecliffatcap.com

About Cap Maison
Cap Maison (www.capmaison.com) is an award-winning family-operated boutique villa resort located on the northernmost tip of St. Lucia in Cap Estate, one of the most exclusive areas on the island. Here, guests are treated to dramatic cliff scenery with the tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea on one side and the brisk Atlantic Ocean to the other. Designed in an elegant Spanish Caribbean style, Cap Maison’s 50 beautifully appointed suites are spread over three acres of tropical landscaped grounds. Guests have access to a secluded white sand beach and enjoy a truly bespoke service throughout their stay.

In 2012, Cap Maison was voted “Top 30 Hotels in the Caribbean and Atlantic” (No.23), in the Conde Nast Traveller’s 2012 Reader’s Choice awards, and the resort also received the “Top 25 Caribbean” accolade in the 2012 Trip Advisor Awards for Luxury and Spa.

Hailed by the New York Times as “taking luxe to the next level on St Lucia”, Cap Maison’s onsite restaurant The Cliff at Cap (www.thecliffatcap.com) attracts bookings from visitors staying across the island and offers unspoilt sea views from every table.

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